The cactus and the ivy

Cactus and Ivy

Hello everyone and a belated Happy New Year.

I know it is supposed to be holly and ivy but I liked the way the cactus was growing with this ivy in Spain.

I hope you have had a lovely festive season, I did with lots of nice pressies including this beautiful tablecloth from my Mum which we used for our Christmas lunch.

Xmas table

I amused (or bewildered!) Jake by having no less than 4 Christmas table cloths and runners out over the two days- he thinks I am a little mad but I do like things to be pretty!

I have had a wonderful 2 weeks away, knitting, cycling and enjoying a new spa that has opened – Mum, my Aunt Maureen and I went twice for lots of lovely bubbles 🙂

We had a picnic and a bbq on the beach as well which is a first for me, lots of people do take bbqs down to the beach especially on Christmas Day – here was my glass of bubbly at our New Year picnic and Mum enjoying the sun.

New year on beach

 Spain New Year

It was lovely and warm as usual so had lots of chance for walks as well and taking pictures of pretty plants.

I really liked what these people had done in their ‘verde’ the public areas in between roads, isn’t this planting in the old tree roots nice?

Tree garden

We also visited a couple of our favourite local towns, Torrevieja for the 3 Kings parade and Elche for a bit of retail therapy and tapas and had a chance to see the large outdoor nativities called ‘belen’ that they have.

Torrevieja Belen

Torrevieja Belen 2

The Elche one was my favourite – the level of detail is amazing.

Elche Belen 1

Elche Belen 2

Elche Belen 3

Back to wonderful. wet Yorkshire this week and still lots and lots of bunny knitting!

Thanks for visiting and see you soon.

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “The cactus and the ivy

  1. Ahhh, it looks like you had a wonderful Christmas. It’s fun to see what it looks like in different colors. And those big tree roots are amazing — I can only imagine what the tree they’re attached to must look like!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s