Monthly Archives: December 2022

New Year’s Eve

Saturday 31st December 

Lunch on the beach
Then sunset chasing
New Year's Eve
Much embracing

Love you so much
Precious sons
Beloved Mum
The beach at Benalmádena
Blue skies, no wind… Perfect
Lunch beneath the palms
Our lunchtime spot
Beer in a wine glass
Mijas Pueblo for the evening
To watch the sun go down
An interesting sculpture
Misty hills, looking towards Gibraltar
Great views from the top of the mountain
Golden glow
A perfect viewpoint
Changing colours
Over the mountains to the sea
Dusky pinks
Changing all the time
White houses at dusk
With spectacular views

Mijas Pueblo

Friday 30th December 

Mijas Pueblo
Built on a mountainside
Whitewashed houses
Beautiful countryside

Love you so much
Treasured sons
Beloved Mum
Restaurants built on rocky outcrops
Colourful squares
Santuario de la Virgen de la Peña
Luke and Talita on a bronze donkey
Pottery for sale
Luke and Talita
Oscar’s tapas bar
Winding streets
Houses built into the mountainside
Steps going up and steps going down
Pots, palms and blue skies
Enjoying the warmth
A really pretty spot
Horse and cart
Ermita de la virgen de la Peña
Scrumptious ice cream
Colourful pots and dishes
Outdoor dining
Brightly painted steps
Luke looking pensive
All of us
Gorgeous flower pots and flowers
Down the hillside to the coast
Relaxing in the shade
So many choices of places to dine
This was the best
Mijas Pueblo
A shooting star
Inside the Chapel of the pitiful virgin. A centuries old hilltop Chapel, with a cave shrine and lookout to the coast.
The long and winding road to the sea
Plant pots and ironwork balconies

A long, leisurely lunch

Thursday 29th December 

A long, leisurely lunch
Sitting next to the boats
A cloudless, azure sky
Where background music floats

Love you so much
Treasured sons
Beloved Mum
A perfect spot
Salads, tiramisu, bratwurst
Pleasant and warm
Luke and Talita
Cloudless skies
Marina yachts
Calm waters

Mighty fine

Wednesday 28th December 

Espetos, boquerones
El Palo at lunchtime
Then a drive to the city
Málaga in the sunshine
Shopping streets, the cathedral
Christmas lights, mighty fine

Love you so much
Treasured sons
Beloved Mum
El Palo
Sunny, outside dining
Such a scenic spot
A busy lunchtime
Many parrots in the trees
Driving along to Málaga
Calle Larios, famous for the Christmas lights
Cathedral doorway
Blue, blue skies
Málaga cathedral
A pretty square
Ornate balconies
Sunshine on the cathedral walls
The lights are switched on….

Puerto Banús

Tuesday 27th December 

A drive to Puerto Banús
Along the boardwalk, strolling
Lunch in a chiringuito
Next to waves, gently rolling

Love you so much
Treasured sons
Beloved Mum
Sunny daze
Peace and quiet
Looking back at Puerto Banús
Chiringuito Mistral Beach
A busy place
Beside the sea
Sparkly waves
The boardwalk goes on for miles!
So very warm
Palm tree sunburst
Such a gorgeous day
On our way back to the shops, restaurants and marina
An ornate fountain
And another
Super yachts
And supercars
For sale, for charter….
Long shadows, but still quite pleasant

Boxing Day

Monday 26th December 

Boxing Day
Slow wanderings
Sunny pavement

Love you so much
Beloved sons
Cherished Mum
A lazy day for many
Empty streets, siesta time
Canoe football
Paddling out to the sea
On the bridge over the river
Sohail Castle


Sunday 25th December 

It's Christmas number eight
That you're no longer here
We miss you every day
And wish that you were near

I know you're there with Nan
Have lots of fun together
She's only just arrived
Hugs and kisses to treasure

Love you so much
Treasured sons
Beloved Mum
Mum and Frank, Forster, NSW
Mum and Frank skateboarding down our path
Mum and Frank, Halsetown Inn

Drone light show

Friday 23rd December 

Off to Málaga city
To see the drone light show
Terrific aerial displays
Coloured bulbs all aglow

Love you so much
Treasured sons
Beloved Mum
Warm sunshine
Capilla del Puerto de Málaga
Motor yacht Checkmate
The Alcazaba
Street graffiti
Outside Bar el Pimpi
Plaza de la Merced
Pérgolas de la Victoria
The drone light show
Lots of ooohs and aaahs
120 drones
A waving Santa Claus
A jolly snowman
Centre Pompidou Malaga
Alcazaba illuminated

Beach bar vibes

Thursday 22nd December 

Beach bar vibes
Warm sunshine
Wind blown hair
All is fine

Love you so much
Treasured sons
Beloved Mum
Colourful, healthy lunch
Aperol spritz, Andy’s Bar, Cabopino
Luke and I
Baños del Carmen, Málaga
Still so very warm
Waiting for the sunset
Looking towards Málaga
Golden glow
A perfect evening