Friday, April 15, 2016


Yesterday was a lovely warm and sunny day and as Rebecca had been staying over night we decided to go to Altea. The town is very pretty, the old part being on the hill, filled with little independent shops, galleries and cafes.

We were heading for On the Rocks, a wonderful place jam packed with crystals, fossels, jewellery and a lot more.  For Rebecca´s 30th we had bought her an amethyst bracelet, but unfortunately the lobster clasp had broken, it was fixed within minutes, no fuss and no charge, so of course we had to have a browse.  I didn´t actually buy anything and I was shooed out of the shop so Chris and Rebecca could continue looking.  It is my birthday next Friday do I don´t know if that had anything to do with it lol

We then took a stroll along the boardwalk taking in the gentle motion of the sea and enjoying the sunshine.

We passed a very authentic looking Spanish house/café

Then a very different approach, the bar shaped as a ship with the staff in costume

We were heading for Opera
This is a lovely little café/restaurant that serves wonderful salads, (amongst other things) so busy too,  the décor is all about music and has musical instruments including a piano being used as part of the bar.  So Rebecca and I  had goat cheese with bacon and Chris a Caesar salad.  They are huge salads including strawberry, peach pieces, melon and pineapple along with mixed leaves and the usual salad bits and dressings.
Rebecca was eyeing up the cherry strudel but was so full she declined.

We had a lovely day, note in the diary to visit again, have a great weekend
take care



  1. What a lovely day out. I look forward to seeing what you get for your birthday now.

    1. It very nearly didn´t happen though, Rebecca had given me the bracelet to keep safe, I spent nearly two hours looking for it and there it was right under my nose. Must have been having a man look! xcx

  2. lovely day out - I enjoy seeing the places as they are so different to what we are used to...

    1. Altea is a pretty town, with good vibes, gets very busy and is heaving in the summer though.xcx

  3. Looks like a fun day and will look forward to seeing what your birthday brings

  4. Hi, thanks for popping by, I have done a newer post with some of the gifts I received xcx