A few more pieces of my Granada………

During and after the holidays  is a time for me to regroup a bit and enjoy some down time before the tourist season begins.   The weather has been unusually beautiful even for Andalucia.  We always take advantage of the warm sun to explore some of the small towns and nature that we have aContinue reading “A few more pieces of my Granada………”

Sometimes the snow comes down from the mountain……………….

Every morning we leave our house and as we cross over the river I look up to the right and enjoy the view of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. I love this view year round, with and without snow topped peaks. For me it is one of the reasons that makes Granada very special. InContinue reading “Sometimes the snow comes down from the mountain……………….”

Enjoying the Little Things in Life

One of the most important things I have learned is to appreciate the smaller moments in life. To be present and relish the time we share with others and also alone. In Spain we have a saying that expresses this perfectly. “La vida son cuatro dias.” Life is only four days long.” Enjoy, and don’tContinue reading “Enjoying the Little Things in Life”

The Madroño, it’s not just a legend…..

Everyone who has visited Madrid has seen, photographed or met up with friends at the famous Bear and Madroño Statue.  A cute little bear trying with his paw to grab a bit of this unusual and fairly unknown fruit.  This symbol, along with the seven stars that have been known to represent either the UrsaContinue reading “The Madroño, it’s not just a legend…..”

wine, history, and nature……….

Is there anything better than the smell of a wine cellar? For me, there are few smells that are equal to that complexity.  A sweet yet profound passion that slowly intoxicates your soul. Usually the first thing I do when I step into a wine cellar is close my eyes and slowly inhale.  It isContinue reading “wine, history, and nature……….”

The Friar’s Garden

It has been raining for the past four days and we have been enjoying the fireplace, playtime and a great variety of home cooked food.  Finally,  there was a break in the clouds and we decided to go for a stroll up the river.  Walking about 2 1/2 miles along the river from our houseContinue reading “The Friar’s Garden”

wise friends along the river…………

Ten years ago my sister Georgianna came to live with me for four months.  We had many wonderful moments that included sleeping on the beach, dancing on top of bars and enjoying lots of wonderful food.  We also took dance classes and did tai chi and yoga together.  But every once in a while myContinue reading “wise friends along the river…………”

mountains, rivers, and hot peppers

I was up late last night after taking a wonderful client up to the caves for Flamenco.  So when the alarm went off this morning I was happy to see that the rest of my family was still asleep and I rolled over hoping for a nice lie in.  It didn’t last long of course. Continue reading “mountains, rivers, and hot peppers”

things you find on the “camino”

El Camino de Santiago or The Path of St.James is something that I hold dear to my heart. The pilgrimage to Santiago de Campostela has many different routes that begin in various places throughout Spain and the rest of Europe.   I’ve walked it twice, two different routes,  at two very different moments in myContinue reading “things you find on the “camino””