Crafty in the Med

I am here to enjoy meeting other bloggers and to share my love of craft ,mostly crochet, my thoughts and my daily happenings here in Alicante,Spain, my adopted country. I belong to a local choir because singing and music makes me happy. Flea markets and book shops are two of my favourite places to be. I read lots......sci´fi/fantasy,buried treasure, and off world adventures. I have a passion for history! I walk and walk and walk for about 10 months per year during the hot months I swim.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Thanks is due!

My daughter also says thank you too!

It was a workday yesterday so unfortunately any birthday celebrations were out of the question but its another fiesta day here on Thursday (Constitution Day) so she will have all day to celebrate then.
Cookie my grand-daughter bought her mother a lipstick for her birthday from her pocket money,with a little help from YiYO (grandad) who took her to the shops after school yesterday to get it. Actually she took YiYo (grandad) with her as he has no idea about buying lipsticks or any other type of cosmetic but he won't let her go there alone. Cookie is 12 and it would be nice to let her go to the shops alone but with all that is happening lately where missing children are concerned and practically on our doorstep my daughter won't hear of her going anywhere alone. The last report was a child missing in Torrevieja which is about 30 minutes away by car. I'm inclined to think this is being over protective and the child cannot grow up within a bubble but on the other hand I can understand my daughter too. I shudder in horror to think anything should happen to her.

On a lighter note you saw in my last post I presented a picture of my daughter when she was a baby however I do have photos of her as a woman. Unfortunately I cannot and dare not post here as she is totally against photos of herself being displayed on the www and having her photo taken come to that as that sense she is a very private person.

I do my best to get around it as you can see here ....I mean it is the back of her ......He! He!
Daughter and grand-daughter


Finally......I have my first Christmas swap parcel winging its way to Gracie from One Saylor's log   over there in Oregon umpteen kilometres away....please may it arrive safely!!!!

Amanda :-)


  1. I love the photo of you and your daughter, even if it is your backs! I can totally relate to not wanting photos taken, since my daughters were like that too, XOXO

  2. Belated Birthday wishes to your daughter!

  3. Aww Amanda,Very happy Birthday wishes for Your Daughter,hope she had a fab time xxxx

  4. Hi Amanda, first up I may not have much time to comment but please know i am lurking in the background,barely enough time to read blogs let alone leave a word or two, I just want you to know I am here,Love the pic...I can relate to what you are saying,kids are precious,we were so blessed to be so free when we were young...sad old world these days.
    Happy birthday to your lovely girl and take care..

  5. Hello dear Amanda, I have been reading through a few posts that I have missed and feel rather like you in that I am finding it hard to keep up with my blog mates. My body and mind know it is going to get two weeks off soon, I have so much to do in a little time, it is hot now and zaps the energy and it is too hot to do too much etc. etc. But I am spending a little time this afternoon in the heat (37 deg) to catch up a little. Later when we get a cool change I am going to put the Christmas tree up.
    Belated birthday wishes to your daughter.
    xox Sandi


Thank you for your comments. I do read them and try to reply to all as well.Please keep them coming. Amanda :-)