Early one morning….

14 May

Despite a long, 2-day, 2,200km drive….we’re back at our home in beautiful Andalucia. Our mountain is still here, waiting for us. It feels oh so very good.

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Temperatures right now are at about 40 degrees, we’re all taking it slowly to acclimatise. If things go to plan, we’ll be here about 4 weeks. Sigh….

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42 Responses to “Early one morning….”

  1. cookinginsens May 14, 2015 at 12:47 #

    Beautiful tile!

  2. PendleStitches May 14, 2015 at 12:54 #


  3. Mad Dog May 14, 2015 at 13:05 #

    It’s nice to see you back at home 😉

    • Chica Andaluza May 14, 2015 at 13:33 #

      It’s so good to be here!

      • Mad Dog May 14, 2015 at 15:52 #

        I bet – you’ll be pleased to know that it’s pouring with rain here 😉

      • Chica Andaluza May 14, 2015 at 17:34 #

        Oh well, at least the plants we put in before we left won’t need watering!

      • Mad Dog May 14, 2015 at 17:36 #

        Most definitely – it’s been raining all day!

  4. Sue & Dan May 14, 2015 at 13:22 #

    Lovely enjoy your time in Spain D & S XX

  5. Ria May 14, 2015 at 13:25 #

    Time to relax and recharge – have a wonderful time. Missing you already!! xx

  6. Tony Halls May 14, 2015 at 15:57 #

    Hello,( Cousin ) Chica. On the 7th May –Election day – all talk about politics in this house was banned for 24 hours, not even TV was allowed on. Reason; I was throwing a supper party using your recipes.My guests thought the Syrian Roast Leg of Lamb was outstanding ( using Welsh Lamb) and as for the sticky Citrus and Marmalade bake, one guest ( Elizabeth’s brother over from the US) raved over it and couldn’t stop until it was all gone. The guests had another surprise the next day, when they found out that the Conservative Party had won the election .

    • Chica Andaluza May 14, 2015 at 17:41 #

      I’m afraid I was glued to the news most of the night! So glad you enjoyed the recipes – I feel like I shared in a family meal with you all now!

  7. narf77 May 14, 2015 at 21:39 #

    The best image, for me, is the dogs who have found their well worn grooves in that lovely looking comfy couch and have settled back into Spain like they haven’t even been away 🙂

    • Chica Andaluza May 14, 2015 at 23:06 #

      They are very good at making themselves at home wherever they are!

  8. themateriallady May 14, 2015 at 21:54 #

    I agree with narf77 – the dogs look very happy to be home. Enjoy the sunshine whilst we trust in the UK 😉

    • themateriallady May 14, 2015 at 21:55 #

      Darn auto correct. That was meant to be RUST.

      • Chica Andaluza May 14, 2015 at 23:07 #

        Trust, rust – much like our views of politicians right now!

  9. Celia @ Fig Jam and Lime Cordial May 14, 2015 at 22:36 #

    So happy you’re back in Spain! Have a happy, restful time! xxx

    • Chica Andaluza May 14, 2015 at 23:08 #

      Thank you Celia – we’re melting in the extreme heat but loving it!

  10. Gather and Graze May 15, 2015 at 02:57 #

    Ahh, lovely! Enjoy your time back on your mountain! 🙂

  11. Eha May 15, 2015 at 03:06 #

    Methinks looking at the dogs says it all . . . now you are there, I am certain you’ll so enjoy 🙂 !!

  12. Tandy | Lavender and Lime May 15, 2015 at 05:55 #


  13. thecompletebook May 15, 2015 at 10:42 #

    Only 4 weeks! Have a magical time Tanya!
    🙂 Mandy xoxo

  14. Lynn May 15, 2015 at 15:02 #

    I didn’t think Alfie and Luna were allowed on the couch? Have a lovely rest. Lynn x x

    • Chica Andaluza May 15, 2015 at 17:25 #

      Well observed, but this is a special couch…it’s theirs, in the little sun room in Spain!

  15. The Seas Of Mintaka May 15, 2015 at 21:02 #

    My kids lie on the couch like that too! Only 4 weeks? That is so little time! Enjoy!

  16. restlessjo May 18, 2015 at 12:59 #

    Your timing is SO good! It’s grey and damp here 🙂 Bank Hol coming up!

  17. Karen May 25, 2015 at 14:25 #

    I know you will enjoy every second of your time on the mountain…especially with the addition of good food and friends.

  18. Saiful Bahri May 26, 2015 at 04:16 #

    Based on the history of Andalusia word is derived from the word ” Al – Andalus ” is an Arabic Which Means ” Being Green At End of Summer . “

    • Chica Andaluza May 26, 2015 at 12:16 #

      We have so many wonderful connections with the Arab culture in Andalucia!

  19. Raden May 31, 2015 at 23:05 #

    do you think if you get comfortable when temperatures are around we reach 40 degrees ?

  20. Rak Sepatu Gantung June 29, 2016 at 01:22 #

    ahh what a beatyfull mountain landscape… really miss my home…

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