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.

Friday, 20 June 2014

Down to earth!

The excitement is over and I have to come back down to earth now and carry on......

but ....... I have lots of things to enjoy thinking about and will do so for a very long time. It was the most wonderful birthday ever. The most wonderful birthday present ever too!!!
Thank you so much everyone for your birthday wishes. I do wish I could have shared my happiness with all of you.   My sisters were only with me for five days and then they were gone again ....five much too short days!
 We wined and dined :-
Cookie and Great Auntie H

 at our favourite restaurant El Varadero and although they had both been to Alicante before I managed to grab a few hours from work to show them some of my favourite places in the city

I of course took them to visit Santa Maria Church as it is the oldest church in Alicante after all!

Looking up at the castle and taking photos!

 admiring the beautiful mosaic tiles under the eaves of a house here...

turning back to take photos of the Miradors in this old building....

My sister B said she wanted a knocker for her new front door in NSW and she liked this one....

Unfortunately it was on this door ....


which was the entrance to this ......

monument or rather San Nicholas Cathedral sorry B!!!!

The weather was absolutely perfect!!!

However the thrill and excitement hasn't dispersed totally as Sr P and I have quietly celebrated our 42nd Wedding anniversary today.

Thank you all once again for your very kind words and best wishes 

Amanda :-)


  1. Oh, how lovely, Amanda! After your birthday celebrations with the whole family, you also have your wedding anniversary!!!! Congratulations to you and Sr P!!! All my best wishes for many, many years of good health, joy and happiness with your beloved hubby!!!
    Have a nice week-end!

    1. Many thanks Marie –Anne for your kind good wishes.

      Amanda x

  2. I'm so glad you had fun with your family, it just makes your birthday extra special. Looks like you had quite a few sights to see and share. My husband turns 60 this year too, and I'm trying to plan ahead for something that will fit the occasion.
    Enjoy your weekend and Happy Anniversary as well!

  3. Hi Amanda.. I'm so glad you had your sisters with you for 5 days.. and *H*A*P*P*Y* * *A*N*N*I*V*E*R*S*A*R*Y*!*!* to you and your husband! You're both adorable! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  4. HaPpY aNnIvErSaRy to you and Sr. P! It sounds as if you had a wonderful time with your sisters. There really is nothing like having family with you is there? The sky is so blue, blue, blue in your pictures. Beautiful.

  5. A very happy anniversary to you and Sr P! You both must have been very young when you got married!

    So pleased that you had such a wonderful birthday celebration, what a treat to have your sisters with you. We have family living abroad and we miss them A LOT.

    The weather looks wonderful, and Alicante looks beautiful - def on my list of places to visit.


    PS hope Sr P is coping with the early exit of Spain from the World Cup - England also out...but that's not an issue as we support Brazil!!

  6. Oh I am so far behind with my blog reading! Happy belated birthday first of all, and what a fabulous celebration you had - sounds just perfectly wonderful. And happy anniversary to you & Senor P too - wishing you many more happy births days and anniversaries!

  7. sounds like an awesome week with family

  8. Happy Wedding anniversary Amanda! I'm glad you had such a wonderful birthday and that you enjoyed your sisters visit, it looks like they enjoyed themselves too it all looks beautiful. :)

  9. Beautiful photos Amanda and what a wonderful celebration; I like those "knockers" too! XOXO

  10. Happy Wedding anniversary dear Amanda!Wishing you all the best!!So nice you celebrated your birthday with your dear sisters!!
    Have a happy weekend!

  11. Happy Anniversary to you and Sr P. Keep smiling.
    Love from Mum

  12. Looks like a lovely time was had by all.

  13. Thanks for sharing your happiness with us, Amanda! I am so pleased you had a good visit with your sisters, AND a happy celebration of your anniversary. Wishing you continuing blessings. xx

  14. Looks like you all had the most fabulous time. And Happy Anniversary!!!

  15. Felice anniversario per voi e il vostro amato marito...
    Buona fortuna e felicita sempre.
    Dio benedica..

    (Spiacenti, parlo spagnolo, ma non scriverlo).

    I have placed myself on your followers....Hope that's o.k.
    Well! The Mediterranean....Is the centre of the planet.....
    And, the island of Sicily is there and the place of my birth..
    Just at the base of Mt Etna....Mia Mama..She say...Guglielmo,
    when you were born Etna she go boom! HeHe! Been going boom!
    ever since....! Grazie! Ciao!

  16. Congratulations on your 42nd wedding anniversary. It was great to hear you had such a lovely time with your sisters and thank you for sharing the lovely photos. You live in such a beautiful place.
    Ali xx


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