A very wet start of the year

On this rainy cold monday, I can't help digging up pictures taken last year of a bright sunny Andalusia. We had nothing but rain these last weeks and here our little villages are just not prepared for it ! Although, we do welcome the rain, everyone has a story to share about roof leaks, rising damp, wooden doors which after days of constant rain refuse to shut. A few days ago, I noticed water leaking through the stone wall downstairs.
Oh well...never mind, let's say rain is also another kind of good weather !

So this winter, I guess we'll go more to the movies to be warm and entertained. On saturday, we went to Granada to watch the last fabulous movie of Alejandro Amenabar, Agora which actually made me discover Hipathia, the first mathematician woman.
And apart from visiting friends and sharing a nice meal, we just enjoy staying indoors. I started making some collages to hang in the living room and Monchéri likes keeping busy in the kitchen (the funny hood is because he discovered one hair in his preparation the other day...not too sexy but surely funny!)

Hope you're starting 2010 all fresh and new !


David Engel said…
Hello Lala,

Here it has been blustery and cold. Not snowing, just cold. So what was the man of the house making anyway? Happy New Year!

lakeviewer said…
Lucky you, with a man who loves to cook! I've entertained myself by visiting your previous posts. We could all get on a plane and visit your admiral's hostel, btw, if he still charges so little.

Lovely blog.
Enchanted place.
Inspiring attitude.
rochambeau said…
If it's raining outside, but at least your Cherie has the Bamex whirling and you have your creative collage ideas too!!
Happy New Year to you, dear Lala!
May this year be your happiest one yet!
with love,
donna baker said…
That is too funny. I have had to start baking (when I bake for others) topless because I fear a hair getting into the pastries. The garden looks good; not too much rain, but I have a hard time convincing myself that the rain is good. Only when it is very hot in the summer.
DolceDreams said…
Sounds like fun! It almost never rains here in the desert...pluses and minuses!
Enjoy the hibernation and cosiness :)
Relyn said…
I've been so busy doing nothing much that I haven't been around to visit my friends in too long. So, though my wishes are late, I mean them with my whole heart. May your year be filled with laughter. May all your surprises be happy ones. May you remember to count your blessings. May you know each day how very much you are loved. Happy new year, my friend.
IonnKorr said…
Nice Blog!

Greetings from Greece.
Kitty Shepherd said…
It's still raining? I can't beleive it, did you see my post on the floods?
I am in England for a few weeks having delivered the commission in one piece.
I am never going to be able to open my front door in Spain it was almost impossible to shut when we left it had swollen so much.
Happy New Year to you both and see you when we get back.
Love his Spanish chef's hat! We have lots of sunshine but it's very, very cold (well, for here anyway). I'm trying to adjust to getting up early and I am exhausted and it is only noon here. I think it is less a lack of sleep than too much vino at night. Oh no...don't tell me I'll need to make an adjustment with that too!
Have a great week, Lala.
Catherine xx
Christina said…
Hi beautiful!
Happy New Year!
SE'LAH... said…
i pray that with every drop of rain, blessings flow.

Happy New Year my dear.

sending lots of positive vibes your way.
sinnlighet said…
Dearest Lala,

A lot of thanks for all your wonderful posts on my blog.

I want to wish you a sensuous and beautiful 2010, and hope that you never will disappear from my cyber life.

Lots of love

Agneta, the swedish one
Mélanie said…
Il n'a pas arrêté de pleuvoir ou neiger depuis au moins 3 semaines. POur une sudiste comme moi, ce temps est très difficile à supporter...
La Provence est mouillée et froide.
Ta cuisine est très jolie.
A l'aube de cette nouvelle année, je te présente encore tous mes meilleurs voeux , que tes rêves deviennent réalité..
Oh hope the leak is not serious.

I loved that last two pic's really sweet.
Simply Mel said…
I always love to read about you and your moncheri's adventures! Figured the hat was for warmth, but what a genius idea to keep wayward hairs out of the delicious dishes!

Happy New Year to you my dear friend! Wishing you lots of bliss and good health!

I'm going to send you an email now introducing a very special friend.

Italo said…
Ciao bellissima felice 2010!!! Les photos toujours trè belles.
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maría cecilia said…
Hi Lala, so nice the pictures you show today, I love country and picking fruits... and oh your moncherie, how good he is a cooking man!!! Looking at old pictures helps a lot to cope with very rainy days..
Here we are getting hot and more hot... and more!!!
Wishing you both a very happy and blessed yesr, and lots of laugh too.
Muchos cariños,
Maria Cecilia

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