Yes, it´s my mountain!
We drove from England to Spain and arrived home late last night after a fairly slow journey through a cold, sleety and snowy France. Brrrr!
We´re a bit “Up in the Air” (and it´s not just because we´re back Up Our Mountain). We don´t know where we´re going to be for Christmas.
Maybe Spain, or maybe back to the UK to finish off House Number 2 and possibly take on some more work or help my parents out with various jobs.
No matter. We´re here right now. The sun is shining, the garden and the veggie plot have been tidied and prepared for winter.
The dogs are happy.
The day started with good coffee, a walk around the garden snapping these quick shots and we´re off out for lunch! We are a happy Chica and Big Man. Well, we´re pretty much happy most of the time, but today we´re extra happy.
More news as soon as we know ourselves what is happening, and time this week to catch up with some blogging, recipes and nesting back into our Mountain Home. Have a great Sunday everyone.
63 thoughts on “Can You See What I See?”
There’s no place like HOME!
Love the photo of your mountain…enjoy yourselves!
(Is that really Luna’s Happy Face?)
Yes, Luna actually smiled for the camera for once! And I so agree, HOME – there´s no place like it!
I am sure you will have a good time ( and feast!) wherever you are for Christmas. I am sure the dogs will look happier after they have recovered from the journey!
We got lucky with our tough, adaptable little pups! And we´ve already starting the feasting – oh no, the weight I have been losing could well all come back in a week 😉
Hey!!! cancel that last sentence. You will have lots of lovely feasting and won’t put on an ounce!
Of course I won´t – I had forgotten about my magic calorie removing machine I keep here!
Yay for being back up the mountain! I bet you won’t miss the freezing weather due for the UK later in the week. 🙂
Tell me about that cold. Mind you, I do have a very soft spot for central heating!
Welcome home Tanya! No matter how long you will be home or where you will be for Christmas – oh you are always welcome to come here, it is always nice to be home, even if just for a short while.
Have a beautiful and happy week ahead.
🙂 Mandy xo
Ah thanks Mandy – you always say just the right thing! We are enjoying being back for the moment…and it´s 6pm and still light…in England it was pitch dark by 4pm 😦
Arriving home after a holiday is one thing, returning home after weeks away is something totally different. No matter where or why I was away, I can only really feel relaxed in my own home — and it begins as soon as I hit the threshold.
I’m glad you both made it safe and sound and I’m sure your Christmas will be merry no matter where you find yourselves.
I so agree John. That sigh of relief as you turn the key in the lock. It´s a great feeling! And now we´re back and the fire is lit and am cozy, warm and happy with my Big Man and my pups. Sigh 🙂
Ah, the simple things in life – a quiet morning with a cup of coffee – and, in your case, a lovely view of the mountain….
Coffee, made exactly how you like it, in your favourite mug (or glass, in my case) while contemplating a long missed view – there´s nothing quite like it!
Home is just the best place. I’m betting you’ve both got big smiles on your faces.
Grinning like cheshire cats!
Thought so! 🙂
A great Sunday to you as well! Could almost smell the coffee…. mmmm…!
Thanks Rachel! It´s turning out to be a perfect day here 🙂
Bienvenidos a casa! Have fun! xoM
How wonderful to finally be home in the shadow of your beloved mountain. I think home looks like a lovely place to be for christmas. But you are such a busy girl who knows where you two will end up! have fun.. c
It´s a wonderful place to be – but then I am a bit biased!
I didn’t realise you had such a fantastic chunk of rock in your back yard, Tanya. Just begging to be climbed (by someone else).
It´s a beautiful chunk of rock and there are paths some of the way up. Chunk do have a tendency to fall off int he Winter though (but not onto us thankfully!).
Woo hoo or woof woof! If you come back we’re around x
Welcome back to the sun! WordPress still seems to be adding snow to your blog, though!
As long as this is the only snow I have for a while, I´m happy with it!
How fantastic to be home!
That coffee looks like it wants to be a carajillo 🙂
It´s great to be here. And yes, Big Man´s morning coffee of choice is a carajillo de anis dulce (I just like my coffee to taste of coffee!)
I’m quite partial to a carajillo con coñac after a nice lunch 😉
Oh yes, now you´re talking!
Beautiful. My neighborhood is so flat, I only have a hill.
But it´s your hill Greg, and I bet it´s very special!
I’m feeling pretty thrilled for you Tanya! Really lovely seeing those mountains and knowing that’s where you’re nestled, for the time being however long that be’s. I don’t need to tell you, savor every minute! (Again, can’t say exactly why, but really happy knowing you’re there.)
Ah, I´m happy that you´re happy, and I´m just all round happy too! It´s great to be here, soaking up the views and the amazing light!
What a lovely view up the mountain to which to wake in the morning and have a look at, some vino in hand, last thing at night! No wonder it calls . . .
It´s a very inspiring view, I love it!
Enjoy every minute of being home Tanya 🙂
Oh we will Tandy!
There really is no place like home. And yours is quite lovely!
Ah, thank you…we love it here!
Welcome home, Tanya.
The lighter evenings make a huge difference, don’t they?
Oh they do. When people asked me what I miss most about Spain, my first answer was always “the light”!
No hay nada como estar en casa, ¿eh? 🙂
Eso si, ¡es cierto!
Have to say that being in Spain looks a lot better than being in England. The view from your house in Spain is just fab. Must be nice to have a rest from hard work.
Roger, we´re a bit like two rabbits in the headlights today…the work has been so full on and today we don´t have to do anything (well, you know what I mean) that we´re both a bit stunned by being back! I love my view, even on a rainy day. The light here is amazing…wish I had your skills to capture it properly.
I know that mountain was such a welcome sight! So glad you have some time at home…what a great feeling that must be, kind of like you can breathe normally for a while, I imagine! 🙂 Happy Holidays to you wherever you spend them.
I so agree – I keep running outside to look at the mountain and the sky and just to breathe deeply. It´s a marvelous feeling!
Thank you 🙂
Welcome home! I wish I was there, it’s freezing today in London. Miles is not happy. Your dogs look thrilled to be home. Can’t wait to hear about your Christmas plans. Have a happy holiday.
It´s great to be here and we´re enjoy the winter sunshine. I don´t blame Miles, mine didn´t even like to pop out into the garden for essential functions when it was raining!
Welcome back Tanya!! It’s been funny with you over there. I like to know what you are growing and cooking “just over the mountain” ;D But those houses are keeping you busy, I bet you “don’t know if you are on foot or horseback” ;0 as my mother always says. It must be exciting though!! Felices Fiestas xx
I love your mother´s expression! In fact, I was saying today to Big Man that i felt a bit “desplazada” – I don´t really know quite where I should be right now 😉
Your dogs look so contented! I love your tiles by the way :). Theres NO place like home and your two little toto’s most certainly show this more than anything else that you could have shared with us 🙂
Thanks for the lovely words. We´re so lucky with our pups, as long as they´re with us (they love company) they´re happy! The tiles are typically Granadino (i.e. from the province of Granada in Andalucía). Big Man was born in Granada province, so it´s our little nod to his heritage. I love them, they´re typical Moorish style (the Arab influence in Andalucía from way back).
I bet it feels good to be home, even if you don’t know for how long. I love the fact that we’ve got minus-nasty temperatures here and that first pic you’ve posted, it looks almost warm. What sort of weather do you have there right now?
It was 24 degrees down in Malaga yesterday and this morning up the mountain it´s a chilly 12 degrees (!) but foggy – just like England, it´s all over the place!
Oh welcome home. Its 24 degrees here too though that’s kinda to be expected. But then what do you expect? The Mountain was missing you both and its coming to terms with having you home, for now! :o)
Yes, it´s settling back into its rocks and boulders and smiling down at us!