Andalucia Diary – Seasonal Travel Notes

Country Living

Monday was fiesta in Marbella, affording us a 3 day weekend – an excuse not to use the computer or check emails!
Saturday was a typically Spanish family day for me.  We drove to Cartajima, a small pueblo blanco close to Ronda to help Rafa’s family prepare their summer house, deep in the countryside, surrounded by flowering chestnut trees and cherry trees laden with fruit.  Img_2257
The house was thoroughly "spring-cleaned"; the finishing touches made to the outside painting as well as some tiling and improvements to the terrace.  Our reward?  A family lunch on the terrace, shaded by vines and chestnut trees, and a box of freshly.jpg” width=”660″cked cherries for each of us to take home.Img_2254
An array of dishes including homemade albondegas (meatballs) were enjoyed and to follow, sweet, strong coffee  fruit, cherries and chocolate!
That night we took the winding mountain road towards Guaro, through the stunning Sierra de las Nieves national park – the evening light through every rock and gorge into relief – I really loved that drive.  I realise just how much I like the mountain parks here.
We stayed the rest of the long weekend at the house – I hadn’t been there for ages, so it was great to enjoy the tranquility and space.  Friends joined us Sunday for a late lunchImg_2287
. Monday; nothing but relaxation!

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