Also, I've been working joyfully on my drawing for Javier's artists' diary (click here), which means I've been completely absorbed and don't even want to take a break for meals. I'll be sharing my finished piece with you this week.
Speaking of food, I've eaten my way through a goodly amount of the sweets the Dowager Duchess sent me home with. Unfortunately, more were added to the assortment. Our sometimes-neighbor Jean asked me if I had ever liked any English chocolates. I told her my family used to always bring back a tin of Macintosh (now Nestlē) Quality Street chocolates. I'm not too bright. Jean and Ray returned that evening with a container of those. (All gone now.)
That same day, San Geraldo returned from the supermarket with a gift for me because I seemed a bit down — barquillos al chocolate (chocolate-filled wafers). (All gone now.)
And then there's a store that just opened down the street for the Christmas season. It's filled with all traditional Andalusian treats and I felt obligated to try at least a few. (And, yes, all gone now.)
As if all the above were not enough temptation, Ana and David at our local fruit market have a supply of holiday goodies. Chocolate-covered nuts of just about every type, wine gums, and more. It took all my self-control to come home from there empty handed.
|IN EASY REACH AT MY NEW COMPUTER (AND NOW GONE).|
|ALL THAT REMAINS...|
|I HAD ABSOLUTELY NO CHOICE.|
RAINY WEATHER FORCED ME INSIDE.
|STILL AT THE FRUIT MARKET.|
(I'M JUST WAITING TO CLEAR SOME SPACE AT HOME.)
|WOULD YOU SAY NO TO DAVID?|
And that should explain why my blogging attendance has been so sporadic lately. Just too much temptation.