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.

Monday 22 May 2023

Here I am again.


Villajoyosa...old town

On the mend


Five months have whizzed by and I have so missed not blogging but even so I just couldn't find the impetus to write. It just wasn't in me!  As I mentioned in a previous blog post. I have a one tracked mind when something is worrying me so there was no room for anything else ๐Ÿ˜’

All I could think about were the numerous health issues that were bombarding me and the three ops I had pending. 

I am now convalescing from the first and second op and waiting for the date of the third one. I am so relieved that I am on the mend now. As for the op which is pending it is just vascular surgery to get rid of some unsightly varicose veins and I am not worried about that.

All the same I have been lurking quite a bit here flittering from one blog to another keeping up-to-date with what you are all doing. Therefore this will not be a lengthy post as I want to start posting on all your blogs to let you know I AM BACK

Yesterday we finally returned to our Sunday outings routine and we decided to visit Villajoyosa. We haven't been there for quite sometime; years in fact. I call it the chocolate town as it is famous for its chocolate specially drinking chocolate. I am on a diet at present so I couldn't partake of their scrumptious hot chocolate this time but we have promised ourselves we will be going back soon to have some delicious "chocolate con churros".  

Villajoyosa was at one time just a tiny fishing village but it has become very popular with the tourists and has grown considerably due to its proximity to Benidorm, a very busy and internationally well-known tourist resort. 

Park leading down to the beach

The old wall 

Amadorio River 

 Keep well

 Amanda ๐ŸŒด

Thursday 22 December 2022


and... a very happy New year to you all!๐ŸŒŸ

I am still here lurking in the background and reading your posts; an invisible presence๐Ÿ˜€ 

Just hoping this bright New Year that is nearly with us will finally sort out the numerous health issues this family has been bombarded with these last eight months and our lives will return to normal. 

Keep well and have a wonderful Christmas ๐ŸŒฒ

Amanda xxx

Sunday 19 June 2022



Well dear bloggers my short break away from blogging hasn't been so short as I had planned! As it is I still have things ... you know life things and family things to be sorted which I really want to get out of the way so I can get back to my comfy routine.   I have a bit of a one tracked mind approach when I am engulfed with things that need dealing with! 

Many thanks indeed for all your comments on my previous post. 

I have just popped back to share with you this our super special day. 

We finally got here!

"You don't love someone for their looks,their clothes or their fancy car,but because they sing a song only you can hear." - Oscar Wilde.

50 years ago today I married Sr P; my latin lover

We have actually been together for 52 years but the first two years was the trial run!

Happy blogging

Amanda ⭐