Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Milk Bottles.

I can vividly remember having a little glass bottle of milk at ' Playtime ' in Infant School. I was madly in love with a boy called Peter Haslett and I always tried to sit by him whilst we drunk it. I think he was more interested in football than me!

I was in the amazing ' Home Bargains' shop the other day. The one you enter needing nothing and come out with a bag full! I love their cake boxes,their preserve labels and doilies and the other day I fell in love with a box of 4 small milk bottles. They cost £1.99 I think. A snip! And talking of snips that I how I continued. Snip with the lace!

Snip with raffia and add a pretty button.
And snip in a Summer Garden!

I love sets of three best of all.
What a treat at the end of the table!
And one spare for the windowsill in the loo.
I love flowers there so much.
And a little playing around with the photo arrangements on Instagram and what a pretty collage.

Of course I should be doing housework or sorting or something but actually I am all ready. Two more sleeps until Sweet William comes here for their Summer holiday. And flowers are the best way to greet people I think .

Thank you as always to all my lovely followers who take the time to leave such lovely comments. I think I will be having a little Blogging break as I have a fest of cuddles and fun!



Saturday, 20 June 2015

The wonderful Moors and Christians Fiesta in Mojacar.

We have just returned from a wonderful holiday in Spain.

In a little hilltop village about two miles from us called Mojacar Pueblo they celebrate the Moors and Christian Fiesta. A Festival that celebrates the expulsion of the Moors from the area. An amazing spectacle where there are re-enactments and mock battles . And a lot of VERY noisy blunderbusses! I simply love it! The costumes are amazing. My goodness the Spanish know how to party.

The Fiesta begins on the beach on Mojacar Playa and it just gives you a little flavour of the weekend's party atmosphere.

Handsome Moors.


And Christians at the ready. Not quite so handsome in my humble opinion!

The Moors and Christian soldiers gallop with lances aloft hoping to catch the tiny ring which unfurls a banner to impress the ladies watching from the stadium.


Lucky Is the valiant warrior who gets win the colours of a beautiful lady.


Tied on with pride!

But the main event is the parade that wends its way through the hilltop village on the Sunday evening.

It lasts for two and half hours,and is spellbinding.

Here are just a few pictures to give you a little flavour of such a special event.



The next few shots are my favourite photos, they encapsulate the joy of the participants.

Equalled by the joy of my sister in law who we took to share our little part of Spain and its traditions .

The horses were amazing .


And we will be back. I don't think I will ever tire of seeing the magnificent costumes and setting but we will never party all night like the Spanish manage. Not just for one night but for a whole weekend!


If ever you get the chance to visit Mojacar Pueblo in June when the Fiesta is in full swing you will love it!