A little bit of Mediterranean madness

Hello again. Spain was very lovely as always , I spent most of my time at the pool and reading but did go on a trip to Alicante to see the fogueres or bonfires of the Festival of Saint John where the people make the most beautiful sculptures and then set fire to them.

They are dotted all around the city and every year there is a new theme, this year I think it was Nature as there were many with seasons or animals.

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The level of detail is amazing and then they burn them!

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At midnight there are fireworks from the castle on the top of the hill, then each foguere was lit in turn with accompanying fireworks.

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We were standing on the opposite side of the road from the beautiful Winter themed one pictured above and we could feel the heat from there, it was so intense.

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There were firemen hosing down the palm trees as smoke and sparks poured out and the owner of the nearby ice cream bar was on top of the roof hosing it down so it didn’t catch light. Madness and another reason to love Spain!

I was sad to leave but it was getting very hot, 34 degrees the last few days but it has not been that much cooler here.

I have had a brilliant weekend having a reunion with friends from college who I first met a mere 34 years ago. A fantastic time, lots of sitting in the sun and reminiscing about our time together and sharing hopes and plans for ourselves and our children.

I have a quiet couple of days ahead then it is off to the wonderful Tewkesbury event next, I would like it to cool down a little before then as don’t really want the boys to have to fight in 30 degrees plus. We British are never happy are we, it’s too hot, it’s too cold, it’s too wet, what would do without all this weather to talk about 🙂 !

I hope that you have a great week ahead, I will hopefully get chance to post some more travel pictures soon and then can update you on my recent Liberty blocks.

Take care and thanks for visiting.

 

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3 thoughts on “A little bit of Mediterranean madness

    • I know , all that work, they are so lovely, especially the winter one. There was one with little baby animals as well and I wanted to kidnap the giraffes and save them!

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