Friday, February 22, 2013

New School

Miss W started her new school in January.  She now attends Colegio Alboran, a Spanish school.  It has been a big change for her as she was in Marbella Montessori before which is a lovely, caring environment, tiny in comparison to where she is now.  But she is coping very well and we are so pleased with what we have seen of the school so far.  Her teachers seem lovely and extremely caring.  Today was Andalucia Day celebrations as well as Carnival so she had to dress as an Astronaut.  She borrowed a suit from a friend and we made a helmet and back pack which I found on E How. I think she was embarrassed to wear the helmet as everyone else had cooler looking ones but she kept it on for the photos anyway!  I remember feeling that way! 

Saturday, February 16, 2013

A New Year!

I cannot believe it´s been a year since my last post!  I really miss blogging and am often writing  posts in my head!  Just haven´t been able to put pen to paper for one reason or another!  Well here I am, willing and able and starting as I mean to go on.

So how was your Valentine´s Day?  It´s never a huge deal in our household as Mr T is always anti anything commercial, so I was pleasantly surprised when he came home with a Valentine´s bouquet.  He then proceeded to tell me how much it cost and how it was extortion, but I just smiled and said thankyou darling!

I made us a Kir Royale and then got to work preparing a special dinner of Duck Salad.  I based it on Bill Granger´s recipe from his Holiday cook book.  It was supposed to be with ripe figs but as they are not in season I used blackberries which were frozen but worked beautifully.  It was a triumph and so quick and easy.  I was supposed to make a strawberry mousse cheesecake but ran out of time.  It got made the next day so we will be enjoying it tonight!  We had a lovely, romantic dinner for three, with Miss Willow joining us, blocked nose and all.  

Kir Royale for 2!  The elaborate looking urn behind the glasses was a gift from a very generous client of hubby´s, brought all the way from Dubai!

Mother Nature came to the party too and provide a lovely pink sky evening.  Here is the view of La Concha from out our lounge window

Sugar cookies before

Sugar cookies after

Part of a Valentine´s dessert table display I put together

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