Category Archive: Blue

Rear View Mirror 3

Sunday afternoon scooter outing.  Hot sun in the summertime. Advertisements

Rear View Mirror 2

A sunny winter scooter ride

Raixa Estate

A view of old cement tiles on the terrace. and beautiful marble tiles inside that look brand new(?).  Must ask next time.

Raixa Gardens

The Possessió de Raixa near Bunyola is a magnificent country estate famous for its Italian style villa and gardens developed by the Despuig family under their ownership from 1660 until the early 1900s.… Continue reading

Lanzarote Cactus

Blast from the past!  Before smart phones when people used to carry ‘cameras’.  It was only around 10 years ago amazingly.  I must say my favourite cactus garden has to be in Lanzarote. … Continue reading

Costa Brava – Cap Roig

An amazing garden in the Costa Brava near Girona with dramatic views over the ocean – Jardins de Cap Roig – 17 hectares of beauty and home to the annual Cap Roig music festival.… Continue reading

Fudgesicle recipe

Anyone who knows what a fudgsicle is will be as excited as I was to make these.  And they came out amazingly!  And they are non-dairy and healthy.  Super easy to make. Recipe… Continue reading

Map: Mapa

When did you last look at a map?  A paper map?  OK, it blows in the wind (especially on a scooter).  Gets ripped.  Hard to fold.  Doesn’t look cool. But there’s something about… Continue reading

Fundacion Pilar i Joan Miró

Catalan artist Joan Miró said in 1938… My dream, once I am able to settle down somewhere, is to have a large studio, not so much for reasons of brightness, northern light, and… Continue reading

Found object

Jolly ladybird windmill in the garden.

Olive success!

Lesson 6: Taste. I can’t quite believe it.  After picking in November, dry salting for a month and marinating for four, I am the proud owner of 2 (small) jars of my own… Continue reading

Shades of blue: azul

Farrow & Ball, anyone?

Mountains of dried seaweed

Mountainous mounds of seaweed washed up on the shore where a sandy beach usually lies. This is the same beach in the summer

Tiled flower garden

Have you ever seen a mosaic garden? Driving down a country lane in the middle of the island I came upon this arresting vision. A low maintenance flower garden? A work in progress… Continue reading

Found more tiles: baldosas

Found some old tiles in the garage (including the original kitchen tiles uncovered earlier). Don’t know if I can put them to use but nice to find a treasure!  Not sure about the… Continue reading

Waves and seaweed

Beautiful shades of blue on the north coast.