Saturday, 30 January 2010


I know you have seen it all before, but we were away during the Big Freeze, so it is all a novelty to us. We had quite a blizzard as we drove out in the car to collect our motorhome from her MoT this morning. However, when we walked in to the village to get some shopping it cleared for bit and looked quite picturesque.

Begelly roundabout

Begelly roundabout

Our newly acquired terracotta cat can't quite
believe her transformed view!

The front drive doesn't usually look so pristine!

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Holiday - Snorkelling at El Cotillo

I always take my snorkel with me when we go to Fuerteventura. Our favourite area to visit is El Cotillo and the lagoons, on the north west coast of the island. This year the water was glass-clear and I had a wonderful time swimming and snorkelling. Then I remembered that my little digital camera could take photos under water!! The following are the results :-

I think these are bream. They were the most prolific with their
bright yellow eye surrounds
Not sure what these are, but they would come round my feet and
give a sharp nip on my ankles if I didn't watch out!

More of the pretty bream plus one or two other species.

When I got this on the computer I found I had a mysterious visitor.Look in the left hand corner. Can anyone tell me what it is? Doesn't look like an octopus tentacle, but might be a water snake.

These 'fairy-like' silver fish were everywhere and these were
around our feet in the warm tidal pools at about 6/8 inches deep.
Magical! Everyone should snorkel in shallow water.

Monday, 18 January 2010

Holiday Snaps - Fuerteventura!

Food and Drink
Tapas Lunch
Salt-baked local fish with Canarian potatoes and mojo sauces
Morning coffee in the Campanario, Corralejo.

Friday, 15 January 2010

Return from Holiday - Happy New Year!

In case you're wondering where I have been, its very simple. We have been on holiday in the sun, sea and sand and warmth of Fuerteventura, while you have all been playing in the snow! We had a rude awakening on our return to pick up the car after, like so many others, our flight had been delayed by 7 hours!

From one extreme to the other!! All in the space of 4 hours!!

Back to washing and ironing now. More pics later!