Monday, November 24

Sunday stroll Torremolinos Benalmadena

This Sunday stroll along the beaches at Costa del Sol resulted in 9,5 km. Good and important exercise for my legs and body.
We started up after taking the bus from Fuengirola in Torremolinos. Walked down the stairs to the beach  and headed south west. At Punta de Torremolinos looking east, Malaga city could not de seen in the mist.
Turning "La Punta" the Carihuela Beach lays ahead.  It takes about 30 - 40 minutes to stroll this distance. A flat "passeo" with lots of possible pitstops for  coffee break and cold beers.
During the walk the clouds almost disappeared and a warm sun ripped off some of our cloths before we reached Benalmadena and had lunch at our favourite Italian restaurant Pinocho

Saturday, November 22

Oranges and Christmas

Many years ago when I was a boy one of the most memorable happenings we had, was when the oranges arrived from abroad. Apples we got from the fjords of Norway (Valldal), but my family also had a box of oranges as part of the Christmas celebration.
A month ago I took this picture of an orange tree with the green fruits
 Today the orange trees look like this with matured fruits, or at least more mature than a month ago.
Another important event in front of the Christmas time is lightening the Christmas tree. When playing in the school brass band we every year played Christmas songs when the city tree became lightened. Yesterday the tree inside the shopping centre was lightened and this morning welcomed us with its glittering lights.
 Outside the shopping centre at the main entrance many small piceas are covered with light.
The light decorations in the streets of Malaga and Fuengirola will be lightened next weekend. I think we will cover that event too in the blog.
Soon: Merry Chrismas to you all.

Friday, November 21

Dia de Tapas en Malaga

A day in Malaga always starts with the flower bridge and the "termometro" in the background before crossing the street and approaching the old city. Today the temperature was +20 C when arriving at 11.30 am, and +22 in the afternoon when departing. The winter is still somewhere in the mountains.
On the wall in "Taberna del Pinxo" (our fifth pitstop) we found this old painting but in modern today and with Tullen and myself in focus, it looks like this

Wednesday, November 19

November flowers in Spain

Due to severe uploading problems through the local internet at our hotel at the moment I post this flower posts without more comments. The beauty of November at Costa del Sol cannot be hidden.

And now it is time to prepare for Christmas flowers all over :)

Friday, November 14

Age pensioner

After 17 years on disability conditions I can from today call myself a real age pensioner .
I am as good as I can be my wife tells other people and as you see on her photo, he looks great.
Life is Great has been my motto since the first severe heart attack 20 years ago, and the logo of my blog.
This morning (after breakfast) the Hotel Director and his staff here in Spain surprised me with a bottle of Cava and some fresh fruits. In addition lots of friends and family members has sent greetings on FaceBook, Email and video song on Path. Many thanks to you all.

 Life is great even in the heavy rain outside the apartment.

Monday, November 10

Walking along the beaches

Sunday afternoon stroll along the beaches in Fuengirola where the bathing season is on the wane and the restaurants are preparing for winter. Some of the long-stayers are having their afternoon tea (or sleep) but we are still walking around between pitstops here and there. Have a nice week all over the world.

Saturday, November 8

Routa de la tapa Erotica

 Today we have been walking around in Fuengirola for some Tapas and some glass of wines. Part of the restaurants we visited was included in the "Routa da la Tapa Erotica", but we are now so experienced that we know where to go for the best Tapas in the city.
 First we went to La Cepa (our favourite) to the major tapas de Fuengirola, and the "Camembert frito con marmalade y miel" and the "Langostinos con baicon y berenjenas" (photo above).
 After different tapas bars we ended up at "Sol y Mar" at Paseo Maritim where the tapa named "Playboy" was on the menu.


If you want to join in the activity at the plaza close to the postoffice, see the video above.