Sunday, 15 December 2013

Back home

We're home and oh is it chilly - Spain was lovely and warm, well once the sun came up. It was dark until nearly nine and was quite chilly, however it stayed light until nearly six and was very warm in the sun.

Here's a few photos to give you a taste of our time in San Pedro del Pinatar.

fresh prawns and mussels on the terrace
cycling along the causeway at Mar Menor

Murcia Cathedral
Roman Theatre at Cartagena
I have not flown very many times and was quite worried but it was ok - I was also worried about what to take as we only took a cabin bag so had many restrictions including weight, size, toiletries and most importantly scissors/stitching. I took two pieces, one to finish and one to start - but I can't share as the finish will be a Christmas gift and the start is an exchange piece.

However I did spot these beautiful quilted items in one of the Spanish shops.

This year I have not done a tree for the ST Laurence's Church Festival as we were away the setting up day and will be away for the taking down. I have really missed being involved but we managed a quick visit yesterday. The church smelt lovely with over 60 real trees - you can see my photos here - this is the main altar, so beautiful.

It was lovely going away - Hubby certainly needed the break but I am now rushing around like a ad person getting Christmas sorted, so if I don't blog again until the New Year ( we're off to France on the 27th) I would like to wish you and your family ...



  1. Hello Clare,

    The prawns sound delicious. You both look so happy in your photo's glad to hear you both had a wonderful relaxing time. Checked out the trees, they look lovely.
    Merry Christmas.

  2. Hi Clare, Hope you had an enjoyable holiday. I live in the North of Spain where it's been v. cold but sunny all week. I wonder if you bought anything in the patchwork shops? Merry Christmas.

  3. Glad you had a nice break.
    The tree festival looks lovely

  4. Looks like you had a lovely time,the tree festival looks lovely x

  5. The trees at St Lawrence looks super.
    How strange to see you in the sun in winter, looks like you had a fun time though.
    I love the plaited wreath, that is a clever idea.
    Enjoy your Christmastime xxxx

  6. Looks like you gad a lovely time. Great photos. Hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

  7. Oh no , I would not like the fishy part Clare. However the Cathedral is lovely and my DH was interested in the Roman Theatre. Nice shops I like the fabric wreath and Christmas trees. Have a wonderful Christmas and enjoy your time in France.

  8. I'm sure you were having a great time in Spain. That quilt shop looks so lovely with these quilted objects in the windows. Very attractive.
    Have a great Christmas time and a good time in France.


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