Casa Rosales

Casa Rosales

Monday, 25 July 2016

There's a saying...

'A picture says a 1000 words'. I really have lost the blogging plot in the last year or so, haven't I? But for posterity and to share, I am posting here a few photos of important moments in the last few months. 

Caught doodling on the tablecloth at our village fiesta in May..

Maybe I wasn't setting the best example....


Signs that garden improvements are happening.

First cherries from our own trees...

Mateo's graduation ceremony - from a distance and as the evening darkened...being a Villa means being at the end!!
Romy giving the class speech at the end of her time at Primary school.


A few days with a special Zentangle student.

And a gorgeous afternoon with Romy, Sam, her daughters and friends Rachel and Kirsten.

Super cool on a hot summer day

The naciemiento del rio San Juan - the rise of the river, San Juan, near Castillo de Locubin

In Manchester with my sister and her husband, on our way to a gig at the Albert Hall - Band of Horses. Possibly not my first choice of musical entertainment but a great evening and a spectacular venue!

Gorgeous green view of my sister's land, chickens and outbuildings. 

Reunited after almost 40 years.....

Graham and me on a wall...not recent!
Back home and Etnosur weekend. Alcala la Real opens its streets to a big, free music festival, this year is the 20th Anniversary!
This street spectacular is the Fura dels Baus

I turned and managed to capture this striking photo of the three men in my life.


Whilst Romy was in the firing line of powder bombs!


And yesterday, on the beach....

Skimming stones...

..in the evening sun

Eating ham and tzaziki sandwiches, no less....

Painting stones...

,..and just chillin'
In addition, it was an important year for Mateo. He passed his Bachillerato and university entrance exams (hurray!!) and reached the age of 18. What a year; what a few years. So now, he's taking a sabbatical before hopefully going to Granada to study Anthropology next year. And Ruy continues well with his archery, this year finishing third in the league of Andalucia. Third because he didn't finish one competition, due to shoulder pain (not so good) and also because he did one competition less than the boy who came second....He will be doing the national competition as well at the beginning of September. 
And Romy starts secondary school in September too...where does the time go? 

Happy Summer everyone. Hope your's is good.

Axxx

7 comments:

  1. No wonder you've had no time for blogging!

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    1. Could indeed by the case, Helen! Lovely to hear from you. Axxx

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  2. Lovely photos of your rapidly growing up brood - how different they all look to when I first starting reading your blog. Thanks for sharing the love that obviously abounds in your family.

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    1. Thanks so much, Annie. Yes...they are growing up - Romy in particular has shot up this year and is taller than me. Feeling very pleased with them all. Axxx

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  3. Lovely to hear from you, wow what busy exciting times so lovely to grow with the family and enjoy their chosen pursuits and just enjoy being a family, wonderful memories in the making, thank yu foir sharing xcx

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    1. Thank you Chrissie! Busy, busy and fun, fun. We're very lucky. Axxx

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  4. It is wonderful to see your post, Annie. What wonderful pictures. Enjoy the rest of summer.

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