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2014 round-up

If you’ve stuck with this blog throughout the year, thank you. And if it was discovered recently, thanks again. We really enjoy writing it, even though the regularity of posts sometimes goes down a gear or two. It’s been a busy year, you see.

We’ve also enjoyed reading other blogs out there; some crackers if you look – just avoid the ones that look flashy and get loads of likes by fellow-minded bloggers (think ‘Women’s Institute members admiring each other’s scones, for writers’).

We don’t often sing our own praises but someone recently told us our blog had ‘more originality and wit than all the blogs in Spain put together.‘ Aw gee, thanks *blushes*. It’s not true of course but, without sounding like actors at a film awards ceremony, a thumbs up once in a while makes it all worthwhile *blubs uncontrollably into tissue*.

And to think, sometimes this blog is just about an often-ignored, working town in Las Alpujarras – Órgiva if you’ve not been paying attention.

How can anyone not love this region? It’s beautiful, inspiring and full of wonderful people and places.

So, 2014 is almost over, here are some of our favourite posts from the year. In no particular order:

1) Gawped at since 1802…

A piece of the Alhambra in London

Ceramic tile from Alhambra

2) A sherry-drinking mouse up a ladder…

1967: anatomy of a film – Jerez, Andalucia (part 1)

Austin 1100

3) Places ‘kissed by passing clouds’…

A Rae of Spanish sunshine

Barbara Rae painting

4)  A fabulous guest post from April…

On the buses – an American in Paradise

Olive Grove Orgiva

5)  You have rats in Spain, don’t you…?

 Torres de Fawlty: if Basil had been Spanish

thrashing car

6)  Jamón, Jamón, Jamón, Jamón…

To Trevélez – con jamón!

Trevelez jamon model

7)  Órgiva has a past…

Órgiva – Then and Now #6

Bus on Avenida Gonzalez Robles.

8) Not really about Spain…

R.M.S. Queen Mary – a letter to a boy

Detail from Queen Mary menu cover


And some photos…

Wisteria pods

The Darling buds of March

All about almonds

Have a great new year and please keep reading!

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All about Granada, Órgiva, La Alpujarras, Las Alpujarras, Andalucia, Spain – tapas, history, local guides and more.


7 thoughts on “2014 round-up

  1. Keep it coming 🙂

    Posted by ladyofthecakes | January 1, 2015, 5:26 pm
  2. “Original,” “witty,” and, I might add, seductive! Happy new year (you will beat us to it by 5 hours).

    Posted by C in Ohio | December 31, 2014, 6:54 pm
  3. Happy new year! And congrats on the compliments 🙂

    Posted by BerLinda | December 31, 2014, 6:46 pm
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