After 36 years (for me) we left Orkney at the end of September and as you can imagine after so long there was sadness at leaving friends and leaving a place that has been so good to us! But it was time to go and it has been very exciting as well as somewhat exhausting!

Now it's nearly the end of January and we are well settled in our new home in the Highlands, in Dufftown also know as the Whisky Capital of the world! There are 7 distilleries and often the air has a rich aroma which is a great way to start the day...it's a pity we don't drink the stuff! 

Dufftown is a great central location....easy to get to Inverness, Aberdeen or to head down to Glasgow. The sea is near at hand, too. We have been enjoying exploring the area which is beautiful and meeting new folk, all of whom have been so friendly and generous beyond belief. 

A few photos of our garden and the surrounding area....

 The Clock Tower from the garden

The Clock Tower from the garden

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A look up up the garden...a bit frosty!  we have trees!

 

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Fields behind the house...in the snow! 

 

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A snowy walk! 

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Looking up and looking down, nooks and crannies, close ups and reflections!

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Ceilings....

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Floors.... 

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...and walls! 

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Reflections... 

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Nooks and crannies... 

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Windows and doors! 

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There is a lot of conservation work being undertaken

 Conservator at work

Conservator at work

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We welcomed a group of five from Scotland, to Casa Rosina for 5 days of creativity. Unfortunately the weather was not ideal but we did manage some sunshine! We did have a wonderful day last Friday (19th Feb) visiting the Alhambra in Granada. As it was my second visit I tried to photograph this wonderful place from different angles...looking up and looking down! Here are a few images from the day...

 Heading into the Alhambra gardens... 

Heading into the Alhambra gardens... 

 Beautiful tree trunk with its own added decoration! 

Beautiful tree trunk with its own added decoration! 

 Wonderful colour! 

Wonderful colour! 

 Starry ceiling in the Hammam (bath house) 

Starry ceiling in the Hammam (bath house) 

 The imposing structure of the fort! 

The imposing structure of the fort! 

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 Great cake..thanks Joe! 

Great cake..thanks Joe! 

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Glorious views from Casa Rosina

 Rainbow cloud

Rainbow cloud

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And a lovely view from Moya, near Periana

 

 We've had rain and everything is getting greener...the bright yellow is a wild sorrel. 

We've had rain and everything is getting greener...the bright yellow is a wild sorrel. 

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Well once again I've completely neglected you all...trouble is that once you get behind its very difficult to catch up and day after day goes by! So a quick catch up in the next few posts.....!  We had a small exhibition of work made during the one day workshops and the opening was good fun..lots of wine and tapas!

 

 Midi and Joe contemplating the work!

Midi and Joe contemplating the work!

 Mono prints

Mono prints


 

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After a supermarket shop and as it was a lovely day we headed to Nerja for lunch.

 Us...... 

Us...... 

 ...and a Sentry plant! 

...and a Sentry plant! 

 And an old gate! 

And an old gate! 

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.....for our gorge walk in Alhama de Granada

 The side of the gorge

The side of the gorge

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 A gate! 

A gate! 

Heading back into Alhama...seems that when buildings are demolished the remaining walls are painted with protective paint....such amazing colour especially against the white Walls and blue sky! 

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Lunch stop.. 

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 Flowers in the sky... 

Flowers in the sky... 

 ....and on the step! 

....and on the step! 

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Sunday...Annie arrives...

 And dinner with entertainment at Casa Flores! 

And dinner with entertainment at Casa Flores! 

Monday...not a lot...Tuesday...not a lot...Wednesday....not a lot....Thursday a walk in the Gorge at Alhama de Granada. Another lovely day.....

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Heading back to Alhama de Granada

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it a was a beautiful day so we headed down the coast to Torre Del Mar for lunch and a promenade along the promenade!

 There was a dusting of snow on the Maroma as we drove down. 

There was a dusting of snow on the Maroma as we drove down. 

 Tapas y cervesa

Tapas y cervesa

 Smoked partridge salad....

Smoked partridge salad....

 ....and a slightly strange avocado and prawn salad, included pineapple and a red berry 'jam' - quite a lot going on!

....and a slightly strange avocado and prawn salad, included pineapple and a red berry 'jam' - quite a lot going on!

 Selfie on the promenade but missed the palm trees so...... 

Selfie on the promenade but missed the palm trees so...... 

 ....a nice man, from Edinburgh (!) kindly took a shot of us. 

....a nice man, from Edinburgh (!) kindly took a shot of us. 

It was a lovely day!

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