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friday foto finder – shadow

January 30, 2015

fff shadowThis week’s Friday Foto Finder challenge is “shadow”

Taken in the spring of 2010. Such a tiny Loki. Such a beautiful shiny Azar.
And check out those EAR SHADOWS.

Check out what other Friday Foto Finders are posting over here!

coming home

January 29, 2015

buenas noches

This is often my route home after an evening tapas tour. Gorgeous, isn’t it?
Especially as this photo was taken at the end of January…

it’s takes a professional

January 28, 2015

Anyone who has followed the whole cancer thing knows that I have very hard-to-find veins. They are not only very fine, but I’m told they have a tendency to roll (!) when found, and of course being FAT doesn’t help. Most of the time nurses take one look at my inner arms and go straight for the hands. Which 1) hurt like hell and 2) also have very few vein options left as most of the surface ones were destroyed by chemo. So going for a simple blood test isn’t so simple. Also, unlike most of you guys, I end up having to have blood drawn several times a year.

This morning I had to go for another blood test even though my last one was in October, because I’m seeing the oncologist next week to decide on future monitoring (will it be PET scans once a year now instead of every six months?). I came out of the October session completely battered and bruised after several failed attempts. And – sorry guys! – it is almost always male nurses who can never seem to find a vein (with the exception of One-Poke Manolo). So my heart lifted when I saw two women doing the job today and, sure enough, after having a feel around my right arm, then trying my left, the nurse found a vein not visible to the naked eye and was in and out in no time. I don’t even have a bruise – which is as it should be. Last time both my hands were bruised, swollen and painful for days.

Small mercies. I’ll take em!

we love tapas sevilla

January 27, 2015

we love tapas taWe Love Tapas Sevilla is now up on Trip Advisor!
Malaga is coming soon… :)

Thrilled to have my new project up and running.
Also very happy to have such a great partner and a fabulous team.

january blues…

January 26, 2015

january blues

… I haz them. With oranges.

All this talk about Juno (when did they start naming snow storms?) and Stormaggeddon. Honestly, at the risk of sounding like one of the four Yorkshire men, when I were a lass I often used to have to walk to school in waist-deep snow. We just bundled up and donned our mukluks. Photos of the Juno afflicted areas look like regular winter days in the places I grew up. Of course, I’d hate it now, but hey, that’s why I live here.

sunday song – hazy shade of winter

January 25, 2015

Not hazy at all here. Bright blue skies. Gorgeous.


January 24, 2015
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