Picture of the Week

17 December 2017

Week 49: back in Alicante

Filed under: — Administrator @ 07:43

After beeing away in Brussels and Stockholm the preceding week, it was good to have a normal week at home.

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The week started in an agreeable manner, with a barbecue with our friends. It was a chilly day by Alicante standards, as indicated by the clothes. But still pleasant:
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As usual, Elio the Argentine was in charge of searing the meat:
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Cani and Nereyda’s dog, Atila, was hanging around, hoping for scraps:
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He is a beautiful and gentle dog:
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Nereyda’s mother died earlier this year, and she has inherited this little dog who is very proficient at begging:
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Atila is getting closer to getting his goodies:
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Just like our late Cheeta, Atila loves getting his chest and tummy rubs:
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In a sign of the season, the lobby of our office was transformed into a Christmas market. All kinds of charities had stands, selling stuff to raise money for their good causes:
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An epilepsy support dog, trained to alert passers-by if his human has an epileptic fit:
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One of my colleagues, Teresa, serves snacks to the volunteers:
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On Saturday I cycled to Jijona. The town had just started its Christmas fair:
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Lots of people out and about, walking around and enjoying drinks at the outdoor tables:
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And of course there was a marching band too:
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A cute little participant in the festivities:
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Jijona is known for its outdoors nativity scene:
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Lots of people come by to have a look:
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The statues depict various scenes from the biblical stories:
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The three kings:
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Lamb:
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This year a dog was included in the nativity scene. I interpreted it as a tribute to me beloved late Cheeta:
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On Saturday I went to the pet memorial tree in the nearby dog park to check on the ribbon I have hung for Cheeta. As usual, I sat on the bench in my thoughts for a few minutes, and also explored the tree with my camera. Someone has put up a favourite toy of their departed dog:
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And a portrait:
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And so ended a quiet week.

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