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Crosses, Curry and a Holy Comunion
29 May 2014 @ 10:38

It´s been a while since I managed to write. April and May have been pretty busy months.

Here´s what I´ve been up to:

  • Wedding Event at Carmen de los Martires. At the end of April I went to a wedding event in the beautiful setting of Carmen de los Martires to see how setting up a wedding in Granada would work out. I am not planning a wedding myself but like to keep an eye out on the local businesses. It certainly seemed that these companies had their finger on the pulse. Mini cupcakes in pastel colours, beautifully presented modern catering services and original hat designs for the MIL.
  • Crosses of May in Granada. My favorite time of the year in Granada is the first weekend in May. This year was especially glorious with temperatures above 30ºC. The festival is similar to the Cordoba patios. Neighbours and different groups set up floral crosses in different patios and squares throughout Granada. This dates back to 1625. The ideal plan is to go to see one of the displays, then stop off for a beer and a tapa before seeing the next one.
  • Tasting Indian Craft curry sauces. At the beginning of May I helped a friend of mine out who has set up a new expat business in Granada. Authentic Indian Curry sauces made with local Spanish Olive oil. Fabulous for those who miss a good curry in Spain. Find out more here on my latest post.
  • Holy communion. May in Spain is the month of communions. This religious ceremony is celebrated by many families in Spain. The parties are practically like weddings. With the whole family invited and lots of friends too, its a whole day partying and eating. I got to go to one in Lecrin Valley and had a great time.
  • A jaunt to Almeria.  In May I popped over to Almeria to see my friends. We took a day out to Cortijo el Fraile and I learnt about the romantic tale surrounding this building that inspired Frederico García Lorca´s Bodas de Sangre. Such a shame that the building is in disrepair due to bureaurocracy. Afterwards I went to Los Albaricoques to have a Wild West style lunch and try Far West craft beer which is brewed in Nijar, Cabo de Gata.

Along with a short business trip to Madrid, sorting the years tax declaration out (declaracíon de la renta) and keeping up with the football and formula 1 races, it´s certainly been an eventful couple of months. I´m hoping for a quieter month in June, when I take a week´s holiday in Malaga.

Coming up next month on my blog is a post about Jamon Ibérico and a 48h plan for a weekend in Granada.


Have a fabulous weekend

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