Category Archives: Loss

Family moments


Sunday 21st April


Today Luke leaves for Badajoz

Back to his home, and work next week

Such a fabulous time together

New locations and places to seek


Sorry to see him leave

But we did have so much fun

Eating, drinking, discovering

Great family moments, bar none


Love you Luke

Love you Frank

Thinking of you both

Precious hugs all round


Saying goodbye to Luke, just before he drives away

Mountains at the back of El Palo

Clouds gathering over Pedregalejo

A pretty beach shrine

Clouds over Málaga

Another colourful shrine

Cooking sardines over burning embers

The rain is on its way



Saturday 20th April


Wandering around Málaga

People watching

Window shopping

Tasting delights

Of street tapas


And thinking of you

My darling Angel son


Street graffiti

A pretty corner

Fabulous balconies and shutters

The side of Málaga cathedral

Another view of the cathedral

Bar El Pimpi

One of the great doors into the cathedral

Monastery bell tower

Narrow streets have views of the cathedral

Many marble tiled plazas

Decorated balconies

The Plaza de la Merced

Side of Málaga museum

An ornate arched doorway

Wide walkways of the city park

Colourful bird of paradise

Picasso museum

Street dining, and balcony dining with a view

The main shopping street

Ornate balconies

Tiled fountain in the park

So many places to choose from to eat

The Roman amphitheatre and steps to the Alcazaba

The Roman amphitheatre

Marbs and Puerto Banús


Friday 19th April


Fun in Marbs and Puerto Banús

Lambos, Porsches and Aston Martins

Super yachts and motor boats

It’s where your dream begins


Lunch on the beach at Andy’s Bar

Fun place with musical entertainment

Sitting beneath white parasols

For the customer’s amusement


Later on, dinner in El Palo

Calamare cooked over fire

Didn’t realise what I was getting

A massive squid, eat it entire


A lovely day with our Luke

But thinking of you too

Most treasured Angel son

We miss you, we do



Cloudy but warm in Marbella

Pavement cafés, bars and restaurants everywhere

Marbella window display

Colourful flowers

Fabulous bougainvillea

Churros and chocolate for breakfast

Narrow tiled streets

Plaza de los Naranjos

More colourful pots of flowers

Super yachts and motor boats

Off for a little jolly

Gin palaces

Pretty marina

The three of us

Porsches and Mercedes


Darkening skies to the west

Lunch on the beach at Andy’s Bar, Marbella

Luke enjoying a chupito de casa

Healthy prawn and avocado salad

Back to El Palo for dinner

I didn’t realise when I ordered calamare from the barbecue, that I’d have the whole squid… 1.4kg

Barbecue in a boat

The alien head 👽👾👽

Gary’s langoustines



Wednesday 17th April


Luke’s birthday

Thirty two today

All is okay

Fun and play


And we’re missing you

Like we always do

Precious Angel son

Now forever young


Party on the terrace

Party downstairs

Here we are

With Luke and Ana

Ana and her sister

He’s not getting old, he’s evolving

Freshly caught fish

Cooking on the barbecue

A quiet day


Tuesday 16th April


A quiet day of relaxing

After a busy one yesterday

Arriving home gone midnight

With little energy to play

Enjoying the view of the ocean

Listening to the waves splash and spray

With the warmth of the sun on our faces

Watching all the goings on in the bay


Love you sweetie

To the moon and back

Precious Angel son


Walking along to Playa Virginia

A brisk breeze blowing

Up on our terrace

Looking over the rooftops

Fragrant orange blossom


Holy Week


Tuesday 16th April


Processions in Málaga

The start of Holy Week

Crowds of tourists and locals

Celebrations quite unique


It would have been much better

If you were here with us

But in my heart forever

It will now always be as thus


Love you

Miss you

Thinking of you

Darling Angel son

xxxxxxAt the marinaReflections in my sunglassesPensiveA pirate shipHappy smilesBeautiful wooden boatStreet graffitiMonster facesSuch attention to detailOther worldlyOn the side of a houseThe bartender and I are excited about youThe fountains of DianaAnother fountain statueDrinkies in the squareProcession of the resurrectionThe Christ figureAnother spectacular floatColourful street cornerA very heavy float, carried by many menIn front of the cathedralSquare in front of the cathedralOn the cathedral stepsLos GitanosThe GypsiesThis procession began at 4:15pm and ended after 11pmSuch a heavy, gilded float



Sunday 14th April


Shaded from the sun

Chilling everyone

Nerja for luncheon

In the sea, we swum

With bat and ball fun

When the day is done

Just perfect, bar none

Darling Angel son

With us, you’re among



Plaza Balcón de Europa


Gary and I

Beautiful blue Mediterranean Sea

A busy Palm Sunday in Nerja

At the Balcón de Europa, Nerja

Nerja playa

All of us at Nerja

Luke and Ana

Luke and Dad

Playa el Cañuelo… East of Nerja

Perfect calm sea

Dispenser for our beers!

A bit pebbly, but beautiful

I went for a quick dip…. Lots of Factor 50

Sitting in the shade

Such an amazing view

Playa de las Alberquillas

Most perfect of days


Saturday 13th April


Coffee, chocolate and churros

We stopped for a midmorning break

Waiting for your brother to arrive

A guilty pleasure to take


We all had lunch together

Then walked to Pedregalejo

Dodging the tourists and locals

Ice creams and a smoothie combo


Late afternoon in the sunshine

Enjoying the warmth of the rays

The sea was too cold to swim

But it’s been the most perfect of days


Wish you were here

To join in the fun

With all your family

Darling Angel son



Coffee, chocolate and churros

Not very healthy, but so tasty!

Beers in the sun

Beautiful bottle brush

Shadows on the pavement

My broccoli, celery, mango and apple smoothie

A delicious ice cream sundae

Late afternoon at the beach

But the sea was rather cool

So many green parrots live in the palms

Enjoying the warmth



Friday 12th April


Lazing on the rooftop terrace

Shaded from the blazing sun

Watching aeroplanes and sailboats

From midday ’til the day is done


A lovely day doing nothing

Relaxing and recharging

Such a beautiful blue sky

Far away, hot dogs are barking


Love you poppet

Darling Angel son


Morning coffee at a pavement café

Cafe con leche and a Danish pastry

Our new, bigger apartment, ready for younger son and girlfriend who arrive tomorrow

The rooftop terrace

Looking out to sea

Lots of little cuboid buildings, almost all with terraces