All over the Holidays

I picked the gorgeous one up from Malaga train station on the 22nd and after picking our way through the beautifully decorated streets of Malaga found our way back up the mountain by midnight. It was he that noted the sky first - absolutely smothered in stars - the deepest black velvet with few spaces between each twinkling light. Some were bright and large shouting their presence, others a dim reflection, the overall impact was incredible. I can honestly say I have never seen so many stars in one go and to top it all, a shooting star. I made my wish!

Since then we have only had two slightly chilly and overcast days (Christmas Eve and Christmas Day), otherwise it has been set fair. I keep meaning to research the full artist's palette of blues to find the name for the colour with which we are so lucky to be crowned with, one of many things on my 'to do' list.

We took the dogs down to the beach at Torre del Mar and apart from an unfortunate incident with an injured seagull (the foster dog needs a LOT of training) it was a lovely warm day on which to picnic. In the winter the sun has a marvellous way of making the sea sparkle; it is as if it is encrusted with crystals.

Today's venture is up and down the mountainsides; considerable exercise is required due to the inordinate amount of wine and pasta consumed. Not too unpleasurable a way to compensate.
The 'boys' enjoying the sunlit sea (Torre del Mar, Andalucia)