Caught In The Act…!

On our Andalusia trip three weeks ago, rather than snapping away at the region’s dramatic landscapes, outstanding culinary delights and splendid beaches, Maria decided to turn her camera on me instead.

I was totally oblivious to her surreptitious mission to capture my hunchback poses and contorted grimacing until it was all over.

Here is what she sent me:

Seducing a dessert

Cornering a defenceless dessert in a tapas restaurant. If only I could muster that degree of concentration while I was doing the work I’m actually paid to do …

These were taken in sunny CΓ‘diz:

The seagull proved even trickier. My own pics didn't turn out...

The seagull played hard to get. Every time I’d lock it into focus, the blasted bird would hop an inch further away from me. I’m guessing the Medusa hair didn’t help…

Blue flowers

Flowers can’t escape. But don’t these damn things shake, rattle and roll in a stiff seaside breeze!

CΓ‘diz cathedral

At least a cathedral can be trusted to remain steadfast.

Cadiz sea

There’s nothing like getting your lens splashed with murky salt water…


Those trees are amazing.

A pic from Algeciras beach, with Paula (Maria’s sister) and her happy, bouncy, delightful dogs:

Homing in on Gibraltar

Am too busy for jollities. I’m homing in on Gibraltar…

And here we are, on Gibraltar:

Gibraltar Harbour

Gibraltar, Lighthouse

No wonder the monkeys dashed off in a wild panic earlier on, I must have given them the same scary look…!

The last two pics originate from the little mountain top village of Castellar:

Castellar Lane

Cute village lane

Castellar, Orange tree

I do love a handsome orange tree πŸ™‚

So, has anyone played candid camera on you recently? And are you still talking to them…?

50 thoughts on “Caught In The Act…!

  1. suej

    Hoho…great image of the defenceless desert being pursued by a woman on a mission. I am most impressed that despite your love of cakes/food generally you are quite a slender being. How can that be possible? Running after monkeys? Anyway, to cut to the chase,I’d be off to Castellar…looks very photogenic.


  2. Wendy Kate

    I love Castellar! There is a lovely little artist’s shop there that sells little semi precious jewels to hang round your neck, I have one on at the moment. The views from up there are amazing on a clear day too.
    And how nice to see you! I imagined you to be a little round ‘effalump with your passion for cake – but apparently not! πŸ™‚


    1. ladyofthecakes Post author

      I know the one you mean! I think I’ve got a shot of the owners, will put that up in a few days πŸ™‚

      I’ve a crosstrainer at home and I use it.. otherwise I would be, trust me πŸ˜‰


  3. suej

    Oh, and I forgot to answer your question….I got candid camera’d by a chap in the East End as I was taking photos of the art. Got him back, tho…a photo f him taking a photo of me…and I have no idea what I looked like in the picture, but am I bovvered?


  4. joannesisco

    I think she did an excellent job of capturing you in action! They’re wonderful pictures – I especially like the two where you are taking a photo of the cake and the blue flowers. Nice job!


    1. ladyofthecakes Post author

      Actually, I came by this coat via the first commenter in the thread. She had a fantastic vintage clothes shop a few years ago just down the road from me in North London. Oh, the gems I dug out of there… and I’ve still got most of them.


  5. Expat Eye

    Ha ha! Brilliant! Are you still talking to Maria? Your dedication to a good shot is admirable, I must say! One of your searchers ended up at mine today – women peeing in Toledo… πŸ™‚


      1. Expat Eye

        Ha ha, I don’t know why they would end up at my blog! Maybe if you just put ‘peeing’ into Google, I come up – I’m so highbrow πŸ˜‰


  6. Heyjude

    Haha, brilliant, though I have to wonder why you have your back to that lovely orange tree you rave about! I suspect a delightful blue door has caught your attention. Oh, and I truly sympathise with the Medusa hair – mine is similar, or at least it was until recently. Now it is a little less wild – must be the hormones…
    Jude xx


    1. ladyofthecakes Post author

      That lovely blue door will be coming up in a future post πŸ™‚

      And yes – hair and hormones. Mine was straight (with a slight kink) until my late 20’s. No idea what happened… in which case, us women are allowed to blame it hormones πŸ˜‰


  7. Kim G

    If you haven’t already, you should read “La Reina Del Sur,” by Arturo Perez-Reverte which takes place in and around where you spent the day. It’s the gripping tale of a Mexican woman who, fleeing from her narcotraficante lover’s murders, ends up in Algeciras and becomes the one of the main drug traffickers in the Mediterranean.


    Kim G
    Boston, MA
    Where we think Theresa Mendoza is a lot more glamorous than Whitey Bulger.



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