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.

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 ⭐

Wednesday, 25 May 2022

Tied down


Hello to you all

I have decided that I am going to take a short break so there will be no post from me this week. There are numerous personal/family things I have to sort out. I also need to do some catching up and reply to lots of the blog friends who I have neglected of late.

Walking just around the block


Amanda 🌴

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

The first place that came to mind.

Lazy darning light bulb momentπŸ’‘

Sr P's old tatty but precious jeans... which I dare not chuck out! 

He has been helping out at a friend's restaurant and somehow got bleach down the front of the left leg. They really need to go into a vat of dye but that just isn't worth the expensive as they are far too old. He won't buy a new pair though he likes his old faithfuls! That man does hate shopping for clothes.Therefore I turned to lazy darning once again and snakes were the only thing I could think of which would cover more or less the streaks left by the bleach.

Sunday outing

As we had no plans to go to anywhere in particular for our last Sunday outing we went to the first place that came to mind (my mind)which was Busot up in the mountains. We hadn't been there for quite some time,years in fact.It is usually a bit cooler up there so I took a cardigan. I didn't need it! The photos will tell all!

BUSOT is approximately 19 kilometres from Alicante City. The name BUSOT means place in the Woods as Busot used to be situated in the middle of a massive pine forest. That,I imagine;must have been quite sometime ago though as there is not much of a forest there anymore ...more's the pity!   All the same it really is a lovely little town and the views are fabulous!  I also have to give it top marks for how clean and neat it is. Absolutely no litter at all. The streets and houses are so well looked after. You can see the people are proud of their little town.

Can you see what I mean about it all being so tidy and so clean?

Looks like Sr P got his skates on again because you can see him way up there nearly at the top of the street. 

At the top of that street we saw this sign and of course we had to go up there.

This is the reason I did not need a cardigan!  

I was huffing and puffing well before we got to the viewpoint. The pathway was well dotted with pine at least some of them survived.  

The view at the top took our breath away ... the climb up there too 🌞


You can see for miles!

On our way back down. 

and there was a castle...the remains of one actually.

Well we weren't house hunting up here even though it is so beautiful and the view is sensational. Our goal is definitely to stick to the coast. We both are very much coastal creatures. Nevertheless it did briefly pass through my mind that I wouldn't mind living here in Busot.

Worth the wait.

It has taken one of my orchids months to show signs that it could produce buds and a few months more to finally see them bloom.

It was well worth the wait.

Yes another suncatcher.

This one is for my sister's bedroom window in her new flat.

As is usual you can't see the sparkly bits in the photo but they should make it twinkle in the sun.

I was told to use various shades of pink and a touch of purple.  I think I have managed that.  

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Happy Blogging

Amanda πŸŒ„