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Married to the lovely Geoffrey, my soulmate. I have two fantastic big kids,both married, whom I love and miss every day I'm not with them, but I know they're living and loving their lives and we make up for time when we get together.I now have three granddaughters too...

Friday, 26 December 2008

Christmas Day Picnic

We don't go in for traditional Christmas, we enjoy getting away from everything and experiencing something completely different. Last year we spent the day on a desolate beach. We've had a seafood fest on our boat in Spain. This year we decided to head for the mountains.
When our friend Sandy asked if she could join us with her husband Chris, we said ok, but we're not going to be 'doing' Christmas. They said that's fine and they'd bring some unchristmas food. Sure enough, when we stopped to stretch our legs high up in the mountains, Sandy brought out 4 still warm Cornish Pasties!!! Food from heaven according to my dear husband, being a Cornish man... It made the day for him. We had warm mulled wine, coffee and some delicious filo pastry sweets filled with a creamy custard.
We were up on the Thripti range (approx. 1100 m) looking over at the Dikti range (approx.2150m).As you can see from the first photo, Dikti was covered in snow. It was very crisp and cold where we were but, thankfully, no snow.
As we descended we were facing the Lybian Sea and were able to capture this magnificent sky and sunset over the dramatic black sea.
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sukipoet said...

sounds like a lovely christmas. I thought it was hot there. Snow?

Jude said...

No, afraid it's not that hot now.Snow on the high peaks not down where we live

Katiejane said...

This is magnificent. The trip sounds dreamy and your photo of the sea is spectacular. We don't go in for the traditional Christmas rituals either. We had fillet mignon and crab legs, just the two of us! Spent the better part of the day making art while hubby played in the garage.

Frieda Oxenham said...

This looks a great way to spend Christmas, such beautiful views!
Also thanks so much for your lovely comments on my blog which are very much appreciated!

Blu said...

Fabulous picture of the sky. I have been up in thoses mountains and seen the snow although it was warm down on the coast. Sounds like a great day.

Mary Richmond said...

what a wonderful way to spend christmas!