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Our Andalusian Adventure

Our Andalusian Adventure is me trying to let you into our journey from the UK to a small village in the mountains, myself Danni, Paul, our two daughters Olivia and Chloe and our pets Ted the staffie and Duke and Duchess our cats.

Fiesta's and winning
11 October 2019 @ 11:40

Jeez we're having to go along way back to catch you up now.... All the way back to May in fact!

After our little trip to the UK it was so good to be back and celebrate my Wedding Anniversary, 9 years and we've done so much. I wonder what we will do next year to celebrate 10 years laugh 

Up next is the San Isidro Festival which is one of the main fiestas here in Andalucia, San Isidro is the saint of the campo (countryside) and is definitely in my top 3 fiestas list. On the Saturday of the celebrations in the morning we all met by the edge of the village and processed up into the mountain. The awesome Oxon led the procession followed by beautiful horses, dogs and people. Every 1km or so we all had a break and consumed ham and cheese washed down with local sweet wine and beer laughlaugh  Fantastic! By the time we got to the Alcazar we were very merry indeed. There we danced and ate Arroz while admiring the stunning views.

It was a suprise to find two of these tied to the trees outside the church on my way to the market

The following weekend we travelled to Cartama with Chloe for her rhythmic gymnastics team competiton. It was her first competition and we were all a bit nervous. After quite a few hours the results were in and fantastically they won!! We were all thrilled! A really good day in a relatively new hobby for Chloe.

Our friends from the UK were back in Marbella for a holiday but with prior arrangements the only day we could all meet up was Monday after school. The great thing about the girls finishing school at 2.30 is that you can still have go out and do things in the afternoon. Anyway we decided to meet in Torre del mar and go to a beach bar Tanit. It offers great food and drinks in a idyllic setting right on the beach. The children could play in the sea and the adults could catch up. A lovely time was had and lasted well into the evening with us all not wanting it to end.....

Another first for us is Ruta de tapa wow what a brilliant idea, for those of you know who don't know what it is you get a card with all the restaurants which are taking part, the dish they are creating and a place to add your score. We had three days to complete the 12 tapa dishes, and thoroughly enjoyed discovering new bars and new tapa! 

The best thing about this specific weekend had to be the Champions League Final smiley being a Liverpool supporter all my life it was so amazing to see them lift the cup again! It was also pretty special watching it in our local bar with the locals who also supported Liverpool on the night. Not sure they quite enjoyed it as much as me or the bit where i sang You'll Never Walk Alone oops ha ha laugh

With a little bit of a sorehead we took it easy on the Sunday and checked out a park in Velez Malaga, we soon discovered that Sunday afternoon is not the time anyone else visits park's in Spain as we were pretty much the only people there blush We really liked it though with lots to do including Tennis courts, Astroturf football pitch, playground, bike track among other things.



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