Lunch, Lemons and a Patio – Un Almuerzo, Unos Limones y Un Patio

Our time in Spain is drawing to a close and it’s time to head back to our other life and home in England. It’s been an eventful few weeks running around, sorting out paperwork, bills and bank accounts, we’ve had 2 funerals, 1 first communion, family lunches and dinners, get togethers with friends, gardening, house painting, rubbish clearing and pool cleaning. Although we haven’t had a dip yet…far too cold for us “out of towners”! I’m also going to try and write a little in Spanish as our family and friends here complain that they can’t enjoy my posts properly. It will be appalling, but I’ll give it a go.

Nuestro tiempo en España ya está acabando. Ha llegado la hora de prepararnos para volver a nuestra otra vida, nuestro otro hogar en Inglaterra. Han sido unas semanas llenas – arreglando papeles, pagando facturas y hablando con el banco. Hemos tenido dos entierros y una primera comunión. Comidas con familia y amigos, jardinería, pintando la casa, tirando basura y limpiando la piscina.¡ Aunque estos “forasteros” todavía no se han bañados!

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We picked the lemons off our tree, despite them being still green. They are keeping cool in the garage, but we were also gifted some gorgeous lemons from a friend. If you want some amazing ideas of what to do with a lemon glut, Margot over at Gather and Graze will inspire you. I’ll hopefully be posting some recipes in the weeks to come.

Hemos cogidos los limones de nuestro limonero, aunque están todavía verdes. Están en la cochera, a la sombra. Menos mal que un buen amigo nos ha regalado una bolsa de limones para comer ahora. Si quieres ser inspirada con unas recetas increíbles, vete a ver el blog de Margot aquí. Espero que dentro de unas semanas yo también voy a poner unas recetas usando nuestros limones.

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A recent family get together was held in the garden of one of Big Man’s cousins. It’s an old and beautiful town house in a Pueblo Blanco, behind a huge front door is a stunning house with beams, stone floors, thick walls and an enchanting walled patio garden which is like a little piece of paradise tucked away from the hustle and bustle.

Una reunión reciente con familia tuvo lugar en la casa de un primo de mi “Gran Hombre” y su pareja. La casa está situada en un Pueblo Blanco, y es increíblemente bonito e histórico. Por detrás de la casa hay un patio, casi escondido, como un pequeño y secreto trocito del paraíso.


Of course, there was good food and wine too – well….what else did you expect?!

Por supuesto, había también comida y vino bueno….¡pues, como siempre!





41 thoughts on “Lunch, Lemons and a Patio – Un Almuerzo, Unos Limones y Un Patio

    1. It’s amazingly beautiful. They also have a lot of land where they grow pretty much every Mediterranean vegetable plus peaches and olive…and we get to share!!

  1. Apart from the 2 funerals, what a fun and busy trip home Tanya. What an magnificent and colourful garden. As our weather is getting colder – I can only dream of my summer garden.
    Have a beautiful and happy weekend.
    🙂 Mandy xoxo

  2. I love gardens! But I don’t think I’d ever have the time or the patience to take care of one! For the moment would much prefer to live in an apartment building where someone ELSE takes care of the garden haha! (However I don’t, I just have a plain old block in the middle of the city with no grounds around it so no garden, boohoohoo.)

  3. What beautiful pictures, Chica! And your Spanish is coming along brilliantly! Enjoy the remaining time down south as we are having a heatwave here RIGHT NOW so we can’t guarantee there will be any sunshine left when you come back … Sorry!

  4. Hola Tania! De verdad que es un trocito de paraíso… qué bonito! No sé si es el primer post bilingüe, me encanta! Un abrazo muy fuerte y buen viaje de vuelta a Inglaterra.

    1. Hola Giovanna – si, es el primer post bilingüe – me da vergüenza de los errores L Un abrazo, espero que las cosas han mejorado para vosotros…

  5. Lovely post Tanya… such beautiful photos of the garden and enjoyed trying to work out a few words in Spanish! Thanks for your kind shout out and link to my recent 🍋 post – very sweet of you. Wishing you a safe trip back to England.

    1. Thanks Margot – it’s good for me to write in Spanish. I speak it all the time as Big Man has virtually no English but writing it is quite another thing!

  6. Thank you for having become a wonderful teacher!! Have spent quite a time translating!! Have English [I suppose!!], German, Estonian, reasonable French, a little Italian and almost no Spanish . . . well, looking at your translations not so hard perchance in a mogrified country way!! Big hug . . . oh, great photos!!!!

    1. Thank you Eha – I spoke Frnech and Italian before I learned Spanish, they kind of helped. I find when you talk you can “fudge” your way through but the erros really show up when you write 😦 Oh well…I just need to practice more!

  7. I love seeing your garden. It is inviting and enchanting… mmmmm! Here we are suffering from mosquitoes, but at least we did have some rain, so it *looks* green and lush out there 😉 Safe travels!

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