Sunday, 24 February 2019

Out in the middle of nowhere!

I'm linking up with The Sunday Post at Caffeinated Reviewer.

I managed to confuse myself yesterday - not particularly difficult to do. I had thought that with my combination of veganing and almost-daily walking over the past seven weeks that I had lost quite a bit of weight. So I was surprised (and a little disappointed) when my lightweight linen trousers felt a bit snug over my hips as I put them on. It wasn't until several minutes later I realised I'd not undone the zip or the button! Fortunately there's also a ribbon tie which I had remembered so no chance of an embarrassing fall-down-again moment, but I'm going to need to buy another pair soon because they're getting rather clown trouser baggy. I hate clothes shopping!

There's very limited shopping opportunities at our current out-of-the-way campsite. It's a few miles inland from Mazarron Bay and is a French-owned camperstop site called Los Olivos. The gravel pitches are marked by young olive trees which is really cute. Lots of pretty walking routes especially as the Spring flowers seem to be in abundance here. Huge yellow and white daisies, a sprinkling of poppies and some gorgeous dark purple flowers we haven't identified yet.



In bookish news, tomorrow I will be featuring my 1000th book on Literary Flits! 1000 consecutive days of book reviews, spotlights, excerpts and giveaways, phew. When I first started I wasn't sure I'd be able to keep up the pace for a month, let alone nearly three years. If you've got time to spare today, have a scroll through these Literary Flits Highlights.


Giveaways closing soon
28th Feb: Win a Literary Flits Spotlight post for your book (one drawn each month from all submitted titles).
28th Feb: Win an Alex And Ani rose gold serpent bracelet and a The Sign Of The Serpent by Majanka Verstraete ebook.
28th Feb: Win a Clean Teen Publishing mystery box to celebrate the publication of Travel Diaries Of The Dead And Delusional by Lauren Nicolle Taylor.
28th Feb: Win a $25 Amazon gift card to celebrate the Losing Normal by Francis Moss blog tour.
3rd Mar: Win a copy of The Migraine Relief Plan by Stephanie Weaver.
(All current giveaways here)

On my blogs this week were:

Stephanie Jane
Recipe Roundup - two Spanish Tapas and a Portuguese Cataplana

Literary Flits
Travel Diaries of the Dead and Delusional by Lauren Nicolle Taylor spotlight + #Giveaway
Losing Normal by Francis Moss spotlight + #Giveaway + Excerpt
Consuming Fire by Catherine Fearns spotlight + #Giveaway + Excerpt
And Death Came Too by Richard Hull classic crime review
The Virgin And The Bull by Erato spotlight + Excerpt
Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli review
The Scent Of Blue Ink by Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu poetry review + #FreeBook

Airing Out
Aire - Gelves Marina - Sevilla - Spain
Campsite - Donarrayan Parque - Hinojos - Spain

Vera street art 
Vera street art 

26 comments:

  1. Wow! I wish I could pull my trousers up without unbuttoning/zipping. I need to get back to the fitness... *sigh*

    Well done on 1000 posts!

    Your February looks so much like spring already. With the exception of the past few days, we can't say the same. :/

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    1. We're heading north again now so it will get less Springlike on the way. Hopefully not back to full blown winter though :-/

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  2. Great job, you! One thousand posts in three years is amazing!

    Beautiful place. A bit of envy here.

    https://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2019/02/weekly-wrap-up-books-read-books-being.html

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    1. Thanks Deb!
      We're very lucky to see these places :-)

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  3. One thousands posts, that's awesome! I hate clothes shopping too.

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  4. Interesting experiment with the pants. LOL.

    Congrats on your 1000 posts...and I love the street art.

    Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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  5. Oh, how funny about your pants--that was probably a relief when you discovered your mistake. :-) Congrats on 1000 posts. That's a lot of dedication!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. Good news that I made that mistake. Bad news that I need to shop :-(

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  6. Spring blooms look so beautiful; memo to self: need to travel southwards.

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    1. Oh yes, southern Spain or Portugal in late February/through March are beautiful. Srping has truly sprung, but the days aren't too hot yet

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  7. Ooh I like that second pic. Looks like a nice walking area.

    And wow congrats on the 1,000 consecutive posts! That's pretty amazing!

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    1. It's was good for walking! A little undulating so opportunities for long views, but not too tiring on the hill climbs :-)

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  8. I hate clothes shopping too! I'm glad I'm not the only one, cause it's apparently not common :D

    Meanwhile we still have snow. I'm jealous of all the blooms!!

    And congrats on the milestone :)

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    1. I can just about cope with occasional clothes shopping if I know exactly what I want and where it's in stock. Otherwise I just find the shops too hot and the choice too overwhelming. Fortunately my sister has a good eye for clothes I will like and we're about the same size so I might just drop hints!!

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  9. I love the wild side of nature.
    Amazing and so calming. Lovely pictures and I totally agree, I too hate clothes shopping.

    take a look at my BLOG and my INSTAGRAM

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    1. Yes, give me a hill walk over a High Street any day!

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  10. Too funny about the trousers. I am loving the photos. All I can see out my window is snow, snow everywhere!

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    1. We have spotted some snow, but only on distant mountains. I hope your view gets more variety soon!

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  11. What a hoot! That is a good problem to have with the need to do some trouser shopping. The landscape looks so inviting in your pics.

    Woohoo on the 1000 posts!

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    1. Yes, I'd rather them be getting too big than too small!

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  12. 1000 posts and trousers which are too big. You're on top of the world. And always the gorgeous pictures. Anne - Books of My Heart

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    1. Yep! Other than the still-no-idea-what's-happening political situation, everything is looking pretty good at the moment :-)

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  13. We have a town in Central California Wine Country called Los Olivos, too, and it's a delightful place. Los Olivos in your picture looks beautiful. I love olive trees, but my husband is horribly allergic to them.

    I hate clothes shopping too, and I do most of it online. Sounds like you're getting healthier with your diet and exercise. Bravo! :)

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    1. I can't begin to imagine being allergic to olive trees. How awful for your husband. They're one of the iconic sights of our winters

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