Postcards from Spain!

You must know by now that I don’t do long rambling posts, short and snappy is my philosophy!

I wanted to share our pictures from Spain but don’t want to bore anyone.

So I have made three postcards to give a snap shot and hopefully make it a bit more interesting!

Elche

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Top – Sculpture of disciples in church square.

Middle – Orange trees that lines the boulevards, tourist information office.

Bottom – Mural that adorns the old river bed and an archeological dig, randomly in the centre of the town.

Alicante

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Top – Ancient tree with massive roots next to a glorious waterfall.

Middle – The Beach and Calle San Fransisco that was lined with mushrooms, I believe it might be a public art project.

Bottom – The beautiful marina and the Basilica Santa Maria.

Oriheula Region

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Top – Beautiful flowers and palm trees

Middle – Fountain in the centre of Oriheula.

Bottom – Stunning views of the Atlas mountains from our rental property.

I hope it wasn’t too bad, thank you if you are still here ha!

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Pictures not from this weekend but weekends were definitely involved and,  I did just point and shoot!

Have a lovely day!

My Captured Moment #18

 

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My Captured Moment was taken last Sunday on the roof terrace of our holiday accommodation.

I love to take pictures but I am far less happy in front of the camera.

However, this particular morning the eldest had invested in a new ‘selfie stick’, her last one having been stolen at uni – students!

We had an hilarious morning of her taking pictures all over the place including in the car.

When I came to delete them all off my phone, I stopped at this one because I love the look on both of the girl’s faces.

It is a carefree moment, we are all make up free and have not done a thing with our hair – but we are on holiday and having fun!

I also promised a selfie to confirm that, I no longer look like I did in the wedding picture I posted last week.

Oh I am so nervous now as a come to press publish but it was a captured moment x

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Have a lovely day!

 

When in Rome………or Spain!

One of my favourite things to do on holiday is to go food shopping.

Three out of four of our contingent is vegetarian, so with the best will in the world, some meals have to be self catered.

Vegetarians get a raw deal in the UK, however we always come home from our holidays grateful that at least most places here have a vegetarian option.

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During our recent trip to Spain, we found a particularly lovely Carrefore supermarket.

It was clean and airy with a vast range of everything we could possibly need. It was easy to navigate and even the girls didn’t mind visiting.

There was an abundance of choice of everything that we could possibly want to eat.

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We were particularly taken with the produce section.Just look at those tomatoes and aubergines – wonderful!

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As you would expect, the Tapas section was huge.

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We enjoyed the feasts we created from our finds!

imageOne of my many guilty pleasures is crisps and we all giggled when we saw this packet with my name on ha!

Am I alone in this slight obsession with foreign supermarkets  because don’t every get me started on Publix in America, my favorite ever!

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Have a lovely day!

 

Elche – A 1950’s Diner!

Some days it was so hot in Spain, that we simply had to seek refuge and find somewhere that we hoped had air conditioning!

On one such day we headed to a shopping centre in nearby Elche.

We ran into the L’Alijub centre and breathed  sigh of relief.

However, being used to air conditioning Floridian style, the strength found in Spain was disappointing.

Nevertheless, when I drew breathe, I realises that the youngest was quite nattily dressed for the occasion.

Mad men eat your heart out – you get the picture!

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Given her choice of attire, when we spotted an American Diner that served veggie burgers, we were in there like a shot.

Tommy & Mel’s was such a quirky little place,the food was lovely and great quality.

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Although the menus were all in English, apparently the staff did not speak any at all, and himself’s request for vinegar resulted in a bottle of larger*.

The littlest fitted in anyway!

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Have a lovely day!

*We do have a go at the lingo when on holiday, we used google translate a lot, I think his issue is his accent ha!

My Five on Friday – The holiday edition!

My Five On Friday has a distinctive holiday feel about it today because I am in Spain, basking in the sun.

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There have been many salad lunches consumed, have I mentioned that it is very hot here?

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My favourite holiday bag has made the journey with me this year. I bought this bag a few years ago in America, it is Lulu Guinness one for Penny’s, I love it.

The third picture isn’t one of my five, that is an extra to show you the view from our roof, it is fabulous up there especially in the evening. Sorry if that’s cheating Amy.

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The pool has been used a lot. It was 40 degrees this morning at 10.45! This picture looks like we are in a built up area but we really are not, we are in quite a rural area and there are lots of pools all around these properties.

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My crazy flip flops, they have sparkly soles too, so jazzy!

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Hat, sunglasses and deodorant are the bare essentials, enough said?

We do not have the internet in our accommodation and where it is available, in cafes and bars, it is very slow and tempremental. I promise that I will read and comment on your posts as soon as I can.

On the upside, there are so many great places to visit that I have a wealth of posts planned already, with photograph overloads ha!

As always, I am linking up with Amy at Love Made My Home.

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Have a lovely day!