Not quite on a par with cake, I realise… but too beautiful to ignore on this morning’s grocery shopping expedition :)
After nearly three months of nothing but Toledo (except for the delightful little day trip to Cuenca) I was starting to go a bit stir crazy. The only thing that kept sane was an upcoming trip, which my friend Noelia had organised: Three nights at her friend’s place in Badajoz, Extremadura, just a handful of miles from the Portuguese border. From there, we would invade the neighbouring country and stuff ourselves silly with all the glorious Portuguese food we could cram down our gullets. Then, it was onwards, across the entire country and down to Andalucía for a couple of days, following a kind invitation from one of Noelia’s workmates, who had bequeathed us a lovely flat overlooking the beach.
All you all ready and comfortable? Let’s get started :)
Moving on to Portugal…
Cádiz Province, Andalucía, here we come!
Now there’s just one thing missing, one VERY IMPORTANT thing:
There seems to be a long-held rivalry over which city is the most beautiful, Toledo or Cuenca. I have learnt to stay well clear of these disputes, especially if my kindly chauffeur happens to be a born-and-bred Toledan, and there’s no humanely dignified way of getting back home to Toledo on public transport.
Instead, I just enjoy the view…
The magic is gone. We’re back to drizzle, slush, treacherous black ice and pitiful corpses :(
If you want to admire the above snowman when he was still a strapping young lad in his full frosty glory, click here.
To comfort ourselves over the sad demise of the sparkly wintery snowscape, my friend Peggy laid on a festive afternoon coffee:
The snow may be gone, but I caught a nice sunset on my evening walk today:
After days on end of snow, icy winds and grey skies, I could barely believe it when I pulled up the shutters this morning: 2015 got off to a dazzling start.
A walk in the woods was in order, to test out my new boots. Although snow shoes might have been a better choice. I had some fun with the camera, trying to catch the sunlight peeking through the trees.
Still with me? Let’s finish off with a nice brekkie :)
The snow just keeps coming. These are the winters I remember from my childhood. Here’s a selfie:
A couple of days ago I complained that it was ¨way too green¨ for this time of year. Well, it seems like the weather gods took heed… this is what I woke up to today: