Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Andalusian white

When shall I have a chance to experience a white Christmas in Andalucia ? Probably not in a long time....Blue skies and sunshine, this is what we are having right now and honestly I'm not going to complain. On the first day of the year, Monchéri and I took the road to the Alpujarras mountains. The plan was to have lunch in a small village called Mecina Fondales.
What I like most when we both travel somewhere is that we stop a lot en route. There's no hurry at all and if we spot a nice sunny café on the side of the road, then we just stop for a little while. We are really slow life adepts....so we stayed in this café for half hour, basking in the sun....

Je crois que nous n'aurons jamais de Noël blanc en Andalousie...Du ciel bleu et du soleil....c'est notre cadeau de début d'année et franchement je ne me plains pas. Le jour de l'an, Monchéri et moi avons pris la route des Alpujarras. On avait prévu de déjeuner dans un petit village appelé Mecina Fondales.
Ce que j'aime le plus quand on part tous les deux en balade est qu'on s'arrête tout le temps. On n'est pas pressé et si on voit un café sympa au bord de la route, alors on s'arrête. On est vraiment des adeptes de la vie lente....on est resté une demi heure assis sur cette terrasse au soleil....

So the plan was to have lunch in Mecina Fondales but Monchéri had also envisaged a romantic rustic picnic. He brought jamon serrano and bread in his backpack. Just enough for tapas. For me, that was the best part of the day...We ate our jamon serrano, under an almond tree, facing the hills and the almond groves afar.

Donc le plan, c'était de déjeuner à Mecina Fondales mais Monchéri avait aussi pensé à un pique-nique rustique et romantique. Il avait mis du pain et du jamon serrano dans sa musette. Juste assez pour des tapas. Pour moi, c'était le meilleur moment de la journée...On a mangé notre jamon serrano, sous un amandier, face aux collines et aux vergers au loin...

We did make it to Mecina Fondales which is a very tiny village....White, quiet and sunny....

Et finalement, nous sommes arrivés à Mecina Fondales qui est un très petit village....Blanc, calme et ensoleillé....



We explored its narrow streets, walked through the fields and had a beer at a small café. And we had lunch...finally... at 4pm in a cute piano bar called La Cueva de Mora Luna run by a very simpatico Argentinian man.

Nous avons exploré ses ruelles étroites...nous nous sommes baladés dans les champs et avons bu une bière dans un petit café. Nous avons déjeuné...finalement.... vers 16h dans un piano bar qui s'appelle La Cueva de Mora Luna tenu par un Argentin très simpatico.



There's something really peaceful about these limewashed walls...Don't you think ? Yes, I really like this Andalusian white. Especially in the sun.....
Have a happy start of the year !

Je trouve que des murs blanchis à la chaux donnent vraiment une impression de douceur...Vous ne trouvez pas ? Oui, j'aime vraiment toute cette blancheur andalouse....Surtout sous le soleil....
Bon début d'année !


pics : me

PS : edit to post
Since the past days, I can't publish my post link on Facebook
and just now as I was trying again, I got a message saying
I can't publish my post because its content is abusive.
Is Facebook losing its head ?
I know some of you have the same problem.
Did you manage to fix it ?
Thank you for your advice !

6 comments:

Milena said...

Qué paseo más romántico bajo el sol andaluz... y rodeados de muros encalados... y así sin apresurar al tiempo!
En cuanto a lo de FB... como te dije, sigo igual...

likeschocolate said...

That is my kind of white!

renilde said...

Keep enjoying the good life, happy new year! x

Gina said...

Dear Lala, I love this post. Would like to see more posts of this kind. It is always so interesting to see more of your beautiful Andalucia.

FairyFiligree said...

white Christmas in the MEd? quite difficult I agree. We had stupendous weather here on Christmas Day & New Year's day was not so bad either. Island sunshine throughout!

studioJudith said...

Abusive ??!
They must not know you very well.

Loved this lovely afternoon -
thanks for sharing ...

jjj

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