Sunday, 25 February 2018

My Week in Review to the 25th February

I reached a Kiva milestone this week: making my 199th loan to Nongkhran for her organic farm in Thailand and my 200th loan to Helena who runs a solar energy business in Namibia. I've now lent a total of $5000 across 72 different countries which is pretty amazing when I think about it!

We changed campsites on Sunday and are now pitched up at Camping Eden in PeƱiscola. We cycled briefly to this town about the same time last year when we stayed at Camping L'Orangeraie in Calig. Calig is a little inland, but now we are only a block from the sea! There's lots of good walking and cycling here which we have already taken advantage of and have plans to do more over the next week or so. We have already cycled out as far as Benicarlo and walked along the prom for a good hour in each direction, plus taking a lovely walk out into the hills at the edge of town.


Camping Eden is one of the priciest campsites of the many in this area - its location and superb facilities justifying the cost. With our ACSI card, it's €19 per night including electricity and the campsite is practically full, mostly with Dutch and Germans who stay put for the whole winter. There is a stay-8-days-pay-for-7 discount, so we expect to be here for at least sixteen days.


In blogging news, my new monthly Giveaway Linkup is going pretty well although there is still plenty of space for more links. If you're hosting Giveaways on your own blog, feel welcome to add their links and try your luck on everyone else's!

I found a trio posts elsewhere that might be of interest. Avalinah's Books hosted a guest post about migrating a blog from Blogger to WordPress. I've only ever used the Blogger platform, but go through phases of wondering if WordPress would be a better home. It doesn't look too difficult to switch!
Kristen at Metaphors And Moonlight wrote a thought-provoking post about how disability is (and isn't) shown on book covers. It was sheer coincidence that I could put forward Necessities by Boyd Taylor as a book cover showing disability, but I struggled to think of any others.
I loved a recipe post too. Baking Queen 74 has made Slow Cooker Creme Egg Shortbread and I so want to try this myself. Sadly I don't think Creme Eggs have reached Spain yet, so I might just be slow cooking shortbread! Right now my slow cooker is baking us a veganised version of this Courgette Cake which should be ready in about 50 minutes ...

While we wait, 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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4 comments:

  1. Sounds like you've been doing some really interesting and cool things! Love the photos! Thanks for sharing my post :-)

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