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Monday, 21 November 2016


Hiking Again!

A pleasant change was that Carly go to come with us, normally she's so busy catching up with orders after the house move that she's trapped indoors, so it was nice to be able to go out and do it as a family on the weekend.

We took drinks and snacks out with us and went much further than we have before, deep in to the mountains and the edge of the pine forest that sits at the top

Then after someone mentioned that chestnuts were a good source of protein for veggies I got some to do for Logan. We used to forage them in the woods near our house in the UK but I have yet to come across them in the wild since we moved to Spain so have resorted to hunting for them in the aisles for now

Not many things smell better than roast chestnuts at this time of year, but despite that and the fact that they were absolutely delicious Logan wasn't particularly keen on them. Oh well, more for the rest of us I guess!

The last of my stationary came, so now I've got thousands of flyers, stickers and business cards I also ordered a small printed notebook which is in the centre of this photo so that I can use it to keep a record of all the custom colours we use on orders

We've been so busy this weekend that it seems yet again I've slipped up with the yoga links, so today will have to be a two for one deal, here's the videos:



  1. That's a great photograph of you and Carly together. You look so happy. X

    1. Thanks Jules, its rare we're in the same place at the same time at the moment to take a photo lol

  2. Who knows-perhaps Logan will "come around" to chestnuts eventually. When I think of all the things I LOVE now that I didn't as a child--it boggles the mind.
    Love the pic of you and Carly. What a fine couple. Glad she got to join in the hike. Hard to be the one stuck at home.

    1. The chestnuts were delicious, he tried a couple and said he liked the flavour he just didn't want to eat any, maybe he was having a fussy day, the rest of us enjoyed them so i'll definitely do them again and see how it goes

  3. How lovely and what a beautiful family :)

  4. Oh my! I LOVE chestnuts, hope Logan does soon.

  5. Good deal the wife got out of the house for a bit and could go with you. Mine likes to stay inside this time of year by the fire and read books, but when it's not cold out we go walk around the lake or by the river.

    Been reading the "Richard Sharpe" series about a Napoleonic Wars era soldier. Most of them are set in Spain and the author visited all the places he wrote about. Between the Roman period and the Napoleonic period you could spend the rest of your life visiting great historical sites in Spain. I envy you.

    1. There's a castle not far from here that i'm dying to scope out soon :)

  6. What a wonderful family hike! I have never had roasted chestnuts! I know I am missing out.


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