Monday, January 11, 2010

Blog of the month

Been toying with the idea of a new blog for some time and actually started one up this weekend.

No, not yet another one in addition to existing ones but rather mothballing a couple and trying a new direction.

However, it seems a shame to resist the invitation from expat blog to be their blog of the month.

So - back in business for now...... as that's rather an incentive to post again.

Christmas was spent in a wet Gibraltar, followed by a wet New Year break in Spain - although it fined up for New Year's Day, and once back in Gib - a fine evening for the procession of the Three Kings on 5 Jan. Not having seen this before in Gib, it was a huge contrast to the simple one I've seen at our pueblo in Spain. Big extravagant floats, and a long cavalcade. Well worth watching.

Wintry, rainy, overcast, Gib

My festive dog

Kitchen table on New Year's Eve - can recommend the Rioja

The village from the beach

An empty beach on New Year's Day - well apart from us of course

After the beach walk - and not getting rained on - we settled on the terrace to enjoy the sun.

New Year's Day butterfly


Some sort of daisy thing

No snow in our village but there was some on the top of the nearby mountain

One of the Three Kings passing up a packed Main Street

Waiting outside the Convent for the band to approach

Given the present and historical presence of the armed forces in Gib, it was interesting to see they were also in the parade.

A nice Defender

And a large military float

To end with, a couple of photos from our meal out that evening at Pizzaghetti Factory in Irish Town. They were practically full as they were expecting a pre-booked large party but they managed to find a table for two. Thanks to them for that, and the food was excellent.

The two main courses

Close up of that yummy pizza

And a happy 2010 to all my readers, past and present.


Ruby Bleu said...

food looks very yummy ;) and Pippa...handsome as always! congrats on being selected a featured blog. happy (belated) new year!

michele (& ruby too!)

Totty Teabag said...

The food looks very appetizing. I am a bit confused though as to which blog has gone to the wall, which has been reprieved and where to find the new one. I would hate to lose your plot
Snow on the hills has now melted here, but still sticking on the mountains.