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Monday Morning Photo - Wisteria Time in Andalucia

How quickly spring comes around after the short winter here in the Sierra Sur de Jaén. After lots of very much needed rain we´re back to the normal cloudless blue.  My garden is shooting incredbily with the moisture and now sunshine. And my beautiful wisteria flowers grandly albeit it short-lived. The big black carpenter bees love it. Each flowering season reminds me of the Botanical Gardens in Malaga and the ´tunnel´ of wisteria that I haven´t yet caught in bloom. April is a good time to plan to go if it´s on your list.  Here´s the botanical garden link La Concepción Botanical Gardens. And a sneaky peak at the wisteria. See the Monday Morning Photos list.

Where to Spend Christmas?

It´s that Across the Cafe Table time again from The Travel Belles and the question this month ( is it really a month?) is...

Where would you choose to travel for Christmas?

Well I´m late writing this post (again) but wanted to both say where I´m going and why and where I´ve love to spend Christmas.

I am spending this Christmas with my 80 year-old mum and step-dad, my three sons, 21, 18 and 12 and long-suffering (blog-neglected) hubby down on the Spanish Mediterranean coast.

80 year-old Mum on last holiday together

Winter in my part of Andalucia can get very cold and my ancient house is not suitable for my mother in wintertime. It´s getting difficult anytime as her ability to walk and climb our steep stairs is waning.

So fresh fish restaurants, breezy beach walks and plenty of mum and daughter, grandmum and grandson time on the (hopefully) Costa del Sol.

Where I´d love to spend a Christmas is in Venice. Just with hubby pootling along the canals with Christmas lights reflecting in the water is a Christmas dream.

But saying that I´d love to visit every European capital and Christmas seems a great time to do so. I can dream and wait for the moments to come.

Read where The Travel Belles want to spend Christmas.

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