The View from The Loo

The view from our toilet...
Why yes, I do actually know how to lower the tone... Actually, this was The Husbands idea as he seems to think that it's sheer luxury to go in places like this (and no that is not a grammatical error!)

The view from our kitchen
Though I do think the kitchen is nicer...

Mojacar

Our spot in Mojacar
We've been to Mojacar before and I did blog about it last year (you remember of course), but we like it so much we went back again this year. And we love it as much again this year. You can see Alex, our camper van, in the foreground - he's named after Alexander the Great, a name chosen by our wonderful friend Roger because of his enormous size – the van not Roger you silly person!

Carola makes Jamie's Beef Stew

(Today’s recipe: Beef Stew originally by Jamie Oliver)
Pauline's rabbit
It’s become a Christmas tradition that we have Beef Stew with the lovely Carola and family when we’re in Germany. This year she was in hospital so no stew – quel dommage! But at least she’s well again and she gave me the recipe for this deelicious meal. She always doubles the recipe, so instead of for 4-6 she makes for 12 and the 6 of us eat it all… The less said here, the better.

Peñíscola, Spain

Beautiful Peniscola by night
This is nothing dirty, just the name of a town in Spain. Gabi, who we met in Portugal last year, told me that “cola” means tail in Spanish. I had to visit a town called double tail … It turns out to be absolutely beautiful (quieten down back there) and well worth visiting. Enough already!

Wok Hum, Vinaros, Spain

Beautiful Sushi
We measured the distance we travelled through Spain last year, by the number of Wok Buffets we visited. This may sound sad, but let me explain that Spanish Chinese/Asian buffets are better that any in other country outside of Asia. And why is this, you quite rightly ask? I shall explain...

Bird of Paradise flower - Strelitzia

Strelitzia on the beachfront
Found this lovely Strelitzia on my walk yesterday and it made me think of home, South Africa.
For more info, look at my favourite wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strelitzia

Navi said to cross this bridge...

cross this bridge?!
Now I don't know about you, but we don't always do what Jane tells us to do. Jane is our sat nav / gps or as she is lovingly called in our car "that crazy woman". She does have some strange ideas about how to get from here to there.

From this...

snow covered roads
to this!
Sopeira Spain

Devil's Dyke

Brownie with ice cream dessert
The little girl at the next table came running back to the table with her Daddy trailing behind her, and said very happily to her Mummy, “I need a poo!” Seems Daddy was responsible for taking the little girl for a wee wee, but that Mummy was responsible for poos. They really mean it when they say we share the good things and the bad things in a marriage!

Challah Bread

Challah bread
This recipe is once again thanks to Anja, who made this when we spent yet another day at their home, with both our husbands playing, I mean working of course, on our new (but very old) camper van. They have put a wood stove into the van and it is SUPERB.