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, 14 January 2013


What fantastic photos of the snow in the Uk on so many blogs and also on the news here. It all looks so beautiful....

This is what Alicante looked like today.

 Looks lovely doesn't it?...... But....its freezing out there and so blustery.....the wind is icy cold and I've seen people huddling into their coats and even wearing gloves and woolly hats! It is snowing up in the mountains!   I got my six sizes too big fleeced anorak out to wear for our evening walk. I don't usually use that except when I go back to the UK in winter or when we go up to the mountains in winter. Glad I wore it though.

Giveaway parcels have now been dispatched. Last Thursday over the channel to Maggie at Flowers in the Window and this morning to Meredith at Mereknits over the pond to Florida.
I hope you get them very soon ladies and enjoy!

In the crafts arena I'm slogging away at this still....this here with all the ends which have multiplied horrendously. I have the chore of the untidy ends sorted in my mind though I know what I'm going to do but can't tell you as yet or show you . It should be finished by the end of this month in fact it must be finished by then and posted off to my sister in the UK. I've been doing it since October but had to put it to one side in December to do my Christmas makes,now I have to go full out to get it finished in time!

A short post........ homework awaits to be corrected which I must hand back tomorrow!...sigh!!!

keep well

Amanda :-)


  1. What a beautiful blue sky... I shall just imagine that it's a lovely hot & sunny day!

  2. I'm sure it will be worth all the tying in of ends in the end Amanda and your sister will love it, hope you manage to finish it before the end of the month and I'm looking forward to the grand unveiling take care xx

  3. I am very excited!!! I'll let you know when it arrives. It is warm here, too warm. I want to wear a sweater and jeans, I'm not even asking for a coat, just a light sweater.
    Hugs to you,

  4. That blue sky is gorgeous! We had a little bit of blue today, but then back to gray. Sigh.

  5. We went from a January thaw back into a deep freeze here today. Stay warm, Amanda

  6. Your beautiful blue sky photo fooled me into imagining balmy breezes instead of blustery brrrry ones, Amanda : ) We watched snowflakes fall all day although they did not accumulate into anything troublesome or sled worthy.
    Thanks for posting during your busy work week. I hope your days are happy ones that let you tie up many loose ends!

  7. lovely blue sky!!!
    have a good week Amanda, xxx Ale

  8. Lovely blue sky, Amanda, somehow doesn't look cold ... looks like an English July sky!

    Stay safe and keep warm ...

    Love Claire xx

  9. That really is a *blue* sky ... but I can believe that it's cold! Here we await a heavy snowfall, which is fine by me, I love snow :D

  10. We're kind of snowed in here so it's lovely to see that blue sky! I have blogged about your giveaway here:

    Thanks again! Maggie xx

  11. We're having a blustery day today and it feels cold to us but it's in the 60s so I shouldn't complain! I'm having fun visiting your blog! Hugs!

  12. We should be in Andalucia right now but sad times are keeping us in the UK. I am missing bright blue skies and sunshine . I have enjoyed a meander around your lovely blog
    Kindest Regards linda


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