On the last day of 2011, a year of mixed fortune for many people and countries, we send greetings to all who happen upon this page and hope that 2012 will be better for everybody – healthier, happier, and less hungry.
We walked up to the mirador to catch the last of the sun in the late afternoon yesterday. The chestnut trees have lost their leaves but the sun continues to shine.
Having been the one in charge of food every Christmas of my adult life, I decided this year upon an unprecedented and unanimous break with tradition – we would go out for our Christmas Lunch. The food was naturally not as good as at home but the absence of worry, preparation and washing-up more than compensated. We took before and after pictures so you can appreciate just how relaxed we were!! Happy New Year from Los Castanos in Cartajima!