I barely left the house today. I am playing catch up with all my current client projects so time is scarce. I did venture out late at night to get some air and calm myself with the sound of the sea. It was lovely, albeit a little chilly. But spring is definitely here!
Fiestas are magical times in Nerja. Their attachments to fiestas and Carnivals, and the still remaining community spirit, is just one of many reasons I continue to love this country so very much. Today´s carnival was magical – great fun and something not to be missed. It is a pity those Brits I heard complaining about the money spent on the Carnival realise celebration is more important during times of depression, not less. I hope it is a tradition Spain never leaves behind…
Christmas Eve. One of the few nights of the year when you can guarantee the city centre will be practically deserted here in Spain. Today was not an exception. At 8pm, when I ventured out for a late walk with Joe the JRT, there were very few people about on the Balcon de Europa and even fewer on the streets. It was almost as though the town had, literally, been deserted of all residents. A few tourists wandered aimlessly, cursing the fact most of their favourite bars and shops had closed, and those bars which had stayed open were devoid of any customers. That said most bars have reported they have been experiencing a noticeable drop in the number of clientele this year. Pity.
Decorations were once again simple in the town. Given the present financial climate it is to be expected. The odd shop managed to lift the bare side streets with their own decorations but mostly only the Balcon de Europa, the main plazas and the roundabouts had received basic trimmings this year. Still beautiful despite its simplicity. My mother and I have been debating what the shapes above are supposed to be – to be honest we cant quite decided between a deformed leaf or a pig… Answers on a post card please!
Here are a few more images from my little jaunt around town.
Coffee overload at my favourite restaurant here in Nerja. Black coffee poured over ice with a shot of Tia Nadal (coffee liqueur ).
Out of all the images I took this evening this is the one I adore. Truly, this man was Adonis in the flesh.
One of my favourite salads in Nerja can be found at Cafe La Forja, Avda Mediterraneo, Nerja. This delightfully fruity salad comes with strawberries, kiwi, apple, pineapple and orange as well as the more “traditional” salad items. Delicious drizzled with olive oil, white wine vinegar and a light sprinkle of salt. Lovely! Taken on my mobile so a little fuzzy