Sunday, 18 February 2018

My Week in Review to the 18th February

We had a great weekend in Valencia with Dave's daughters. Our Airbnb apartment was nice with fun decor and lovely tiled floors. The sun flooded in through large windows during the day although it did get pretty cold after dark. We stayed very close to the Torres de Quart so were ideally located for lots of sightseeing as well as near to lots of good restaurants. I think we walked over twenty miles during the weekend which was useful because we ate a lot of delicious food too! All the photos on this post show Valenciano street art and sculpture of which there is something new to see around every corner!


As I didn't really have my travel blogger head on, I completely forgot to make a note of the names of any of the restaurants and cafes we loved. Oops! We managed to go through the whole stay without having a bad meal so I am tempted to state that Valenciano food is just great all round. I'm sure someone would contradict me though!


Since we returned to our campsite we did have a day's rest! We've also had several walks including a good excursion through the Albufera woods and wetlands - up to a point where the path was closed for resurfacing with no alternative route anyway! We followed other people's footprints in the sand for a while but ended up needing to turn back instead of completing our planned loop. It was still a good walk though.

 

Valentine's Day didn't get celebrated in our usual style this year despite it being our 15th together. 15!! We were kind of dined out after Valencia so I think we'll treat ourselves some time in the next few weeks instead. Our caravan water pump had packed up the night before so we spent Valentine's morning visiting a local caravan spares shop. Romance is not dead folks! The shop, of course, didn't have an exact Whale replacement for our Premium submersible pump, but the Spanish equivalent turns out to be just as good, much quieter and was considerably cheaper!


A purchase we made on Friday was a stovetop coffee maker. I've wanted one of these for absolutely ages, but wasn't really sure how they worked or which to buy. Fortunately there was one in the Valencia apartment which Gemma kindly taught me how to use. It's very simple when you know how! And now we have our own. It makes delicious coffee although stronger than I am used to so I need to be careful not to drink too much. A splitting caffeine headache is not so much fun!


In blogging news, I curated two Top Ten posts this week. First up is my regular monthly Top Ten Etsy Finds - this edition focuses on Bees and there's some really beautiful items for your perusal. Then I was invited by Etsy to create a Mother's Day Gift Guide post. I chose to select from Artisan Rainbow-featured items which was fun and I might make up more Gift Guides in this way in the future.

I've started a new feature too - a monthly Giveaway Linkup. If you're hosting any Giveaways on your own blogs, feel welcome to add their links and try your luck on everyone else's!

Here's what you might have missed on my other blogs this week. Click the images to visit the pages ...

 

Artisan Rainbow

Literary Flits

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Currently reading

Waiting for the Barbarians
tagged: currently-reading, fiction-africa, and charity-shop-find

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6 comments:

  1. Wow! I love those pictures. Fantastic artwork. Enjoy your vacay!

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    1. Valencia has the best street art I think! And we only saw a small proportion so will just have to go back some day :-)

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  2. Thank you so much for swinging by my blog and I look forward to reading your posts!

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    1. You're welcome! Glad to have found your new blog :-)

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