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.
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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.

El Greco Restaurant

Chicken breast & wild potatoes
If you’re looking for a great place to eat in Swabia, then look no further. If you’re looking for great friendly service, then you definitely need to look no further. We were made to feel so welcome I almost didn’t leave (they do however prefer that you leave at some point…)

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Joerg and I
Merry Christmas Everyone! We wish you nothing but joy and happiness (and plenty of good health) in 2015.

Nut Corner Cookies

(Recipe at the end of the post)

Teacher: Do you say prayers before you eat?
Student: No, I don’t have to – my Mom’s a good cook.
(I don’t know who it’s from, but I love it!)
Nut Corners