Sunday, December 11, 2016

The Heat Is On

The weekend was supposed to be filled with sunshine. Maybe this is what "filled with sunshine" looks like in England or Wales. But the Costa del Sol is the Coast of the Sun, and this weekend did not live up to the name. We had perhaps a half hour of undisguised sunshine today. But it's once again a mix of clouds and sun. And that might be alright somewhere else, but we feel the chill. Besides, the high today has only been around 17C (63F). (I know, I know: I'm playing the world's smallest violin.)

Dudo doesn't like the cold (yes, it's all relative) and insists we turn on a space heater just for him. The minute he hears the click of the switch, he's there with his face in the works. His position progresses as he and the space heater warm up.

(Click the images to turn up the heat.)





After coffee this morning, I saw a little poodle who apparently doesn't much like the cold either. He was very chic. I wouldn't mind having that outfit; I think my tail might look quite good in it.




Leave it to San Geraldo to find the best way to overcome these cold, wintery days. He's preparing his annual batch of Jamaican Black Cake (click here for last year's post and the recipe). Even if all the alcohol doesn't warm us up, it will at least make us think we're warm.


WHAT HAS, SO FAR, GONE INTO THE MIX.

"Tell me can you feel it..."

23 comments:

  1. A Poodle in Chaps.
    I've seen it all!

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    1. Bob:
      Still waiting to see a poodle in LEATHER chaps.

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  2. it is currently 0 C here.

    LOVE the dudo pix! mine just sit in front of the baseboard vents (natural gas heat).

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    1. anne marie:
      My brother told me it was 29F in Brooklyn yesterday. Maybe I should stop whining? (Not a chance.)

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  3. I'd love to be warmed by a slice of that cake.

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    1. Stephen:
      The fumes alone would warm you up.

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  4. Love Dudo's progressive relaxation! And though I do not like fruit cakes, I do like the idea of it and the aromas. Happy days!

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    1. Shawn:
      The fruit all gets pureed, so ends up very unlike the usual fruit cake. No one we know turns this one down. You should try it!

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  5. Cats love radiators and heat..

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    1. Gosia:
      I slept with the heat on in the bedroom last night... just for Dudo. I like it cold. I woke up at 3 and found Dudo asleep in the living room!

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  6. I must have missed last year's Jamaican Black Cake recipe post-- I don't recall it at all!
    But, I do recall how darn cute that Dudo is :)

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    1. Judy:
      Dudo is snuggled on my lap right now and he says, "I know, huh?!?" I told him he should say "thank you," but he figures, "Why pretend to be humble?"

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  7. My dogs have that exact same space heater!!

    The cake ingredients look YUMMY! Wish I could taste piece of it!

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    1. Jennifer:
      The things we do for our animal family! Are you baker? You should try it! The dried fruit has been soaking in booze for two days.

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  8. We feel your pain! It is getting down to 70F at night here and we have the fuzzy blanket on the bed. Dennis made lentil soup. I am envious of Dudo's electric heater and wish I had a slice of Black Christmas Cake! It's all relative. I wonder if Dudo would like a cute little pair of jeans he could stick his tail out of? Probably not.

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    1. Wilma:
      OK, I take it back. YOU are playing the world's smallest violin!

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  9. What that song....'Don't cry for me Argen......" or something like that. 17C you find chilly? It was that here today but put a - (minus) in front of that 17!! OK, I'm playing a double bass!! lol
    Now we could have used/eaten some of that 'cake' here today!
    Dudo is the SWEETEST!

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    1. Jim:
      Minus 17C!!! No thanks. However, we did experience minus 63C in South Dakota one Christmas!

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  10. In PEI we had a weekend of Sunshine, stolen from the Costa del Sol, we are the new Costa! If I send you our address can San Geraldo mail us one of his cakes?

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    1. Laurent:
      Sure. The postage couldn't be any more expensive than the ingredients for the cake!

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  11. Bert the cat comes into the house in the mornings while Callie the dog snoozes upstairs. He jumps up onto the arm of the couch and buries his face in the warm radiator behind it, mooning the rest of the room. We can feel the love.

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    1. Walt the Fourth:
      Last night, I turned the heat on in the bedroom so Dudo would be comfortable. I don't like sleeping with the heat on unless it's really cold. I woke up 2 hours later, unhappy in the heat, and discovered Dudo asleep in the living room!

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  12. There is nothing so happy as a toasty cat by the warmth.

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