The pigeons nicked all the bits of sandwich. Now what am I going to have for dinner? Advertisements
After an interesting drive north along the proper hairpinny Costa Brava Way, we land in the town of Girona, well actually a city I think as there is a cathedral which has the world’s widest Gothic nave. Now Girona somehow sounds more Italian than Spanish, but many of these types of Mediterranean places are very … More Jill’s Jaunts – Costa Brava pt 3 Exploring Girona
My first impressions of Lloret de Mar was of a typical, slightly shabby seaside resort: tat shops, touristyness and 10 euros for a beach towel (how much???) Lloret is like Blackpool (popular holiday destination on the Lancashire coast in Northern England, for all non-Brits reading this). Lloret is way hotter and sunnier, of course. Where … More Jill’s Jaunts – Costa Brava pt 2 -The de Mars, Lloret and Tossa
It’s not a great picture, but I think this is a six-spot burnet moth. He was slowly making his way along the res footpath and doesn’t look too well, does he?
Lloret de Mar and the Costa Brava coast. That is where the redoubtable G and me find ourselves on our summer holidays this year for the latest lot of Jill’s Jaunts. As usual the early-start coach trip from northern UK to Dover Docks, across the channel on Day 1, then pushing on through France and … More Jill’s Jaunts – Costa Brava pt 1
Throughout May this year I have been trying to turn my garden around from this… …to hopefully something a bit nicer, and more like it used to be a few years ago… …I’m no expert, and I have no money to do this. It has been a project, and has kept me focused and positive, … More Tales from Jill’s Garden – June updates
Apparently the national bird of England is our much-loved robin. I thought it would be cool to feature this as my Wildlife Wednesday choice today after England’s victory over Columbia last night in a heart-stopping penalty shoot-out which followed an eventful match which involved lots of yellow cards, one of which in my opinion should … More Wildlife Wednesday – National Pride
Well what a peculiar World Cup! Germany out, Spain out, Portugal out, Argentina out, Italy failing to qualify??? What the chuff’s going on. Croatia were looking good, but only just scraped through. Brazil aren’t at their best. My team England aren’t great at the best of times and were unconvincing in their last match which … More Inga…luuuund!
As for a bit of respite from my recent abundance of garden posts, here is peaceful picture of a chap quietly fishing in Slawit reservoir, and having some respite of his own. As we crept past, my little granddaughter Lily wondered rather loudly if he had actually caught anything. Ssssh! I said.
While I get my thoughts and my pictures together for the latest set of Jill’s Jaunts (two such contrary places to each other as Spain’s Costa Brava, and North-Eastern Cumbria, though weirdly and uncharacteristically similar weather) I will post some images of an event which happened while I was in Spain, and which I usually … More Some Spanish Solstice Sunrises