So I have managed to hold out a full three days longer than last year, but it is finally time to say “hasta pronto!” to my sandals and start wearing tights & shoes again. Sad, sad feet… 😦
… though obvs without Jack Frost nipping at your nose.
I love the internets. I snapped this pic and put it up on my Sevilla Tapas FB page. At the time I thought this girl was buying some chestnuts, but then realised she was also working the stand. And THEN someone informed me on FB that this was “El Cochuelo” and his daughter. Who knew?
As much as I enjoy the ease of getting up and dressed on summer mornings, slipping out of a loose nightdress and into a light cotton house dress, there’s something nice about snuggling up under a quilt (with cats). Also, I REALLY love this quilt. This is still pre-duvet weather, which means I am still in sandals (yay!) and comfy in a light t-shirt and yoga pants at home. But soon I’ll be all bundled up inside, like a good Sevillana.
What’s the weather doing where you are?
It was one of those glorious late winter days that felt like spring, so when one of Peter’s classes was cancelled this morning I thought it might be a good time to check out the new park I’d heard about near the old Expo site. Well, it’s new-ish. Called the Jardines del Guadalquivir. I actually don’t know what was there before, but they either transplanted a whole whack of trees or else just turned some of the land along the riverbank into a park. Probably late winter isn’t the best time to visit a park, but it had that strange “unfinished” feeling that new parks have, like the neighbouring Alamillo Park. And the Jardín del Agua (water garden) and see-through maze (see photos) were a bit of a disappointment…
So we didn’t linger. And once home it became clear that it was much warmer outside than inside, so I opened up all the balcony doors to let the air in and the cats out. Oh man, did they love it. Of course, now that Luna has become a ninja kitten escape artist I became worried that she might scale the plastic mesh on the sides of the balconies that go right to the top of the railings and so I cut them down. In fact, I may take off all the plastic mesh now as there is little risk of her falling or jumping off the balconies now, but there was a real risk of her climbing up to the top of the railings just because that’s what she does.
Later I added more mesh to the upstairs door so that Luna can’t climb up and over anymore, and it was just so lovely being up there in the warm breeze. Got me thinking of all the improvements I’d like to make to the terraza this year, and also about making the upstairs room more “liveable”. It’s still mostly a semi-storage area and study, where Peter teaches his classes at home. But neither of us hang out up there much. So that’s another project in mind.
Have you started making plans for spring?