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28 October 2012

Week 43: clouds, wine and food

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My sister and brother-in-law left to go home to Poland on Sunday morning, and as if on cue, autumn really got started, with a couple of rainy days, a rarity in Alicante. But even during the rest of the week, most mornings there were interesting cloud formations, and since this was a busy week at work, and I therefore did not get out much except when walking the dog, clouds feature prominently this week.

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A little girl who does not mind the rain:
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More wall art from my neighbourhood:
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The almost-deserted beach at Villajoyosa. The water is still warm enough to swim, though:
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The first of four cloud pictures. This one is from one evening when I stopped by a local supermarket to buy some basics on my way home from work. When loading the purchases into my car, I noticed the nice sky with the illuminated Castillo Santa Bárbara:
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We live on a small, closed street with about 30 houses. There are still a few empty plots, and this one usually provides me with a good view of the sky when I walk Cheeta in the morning. This is how it looked on Tuesday morning:
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Same place, Wednesday morning:
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And Thursday morning:
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Thursday evening we had the monthly wine tasting at the office. There is a serious side to it, but let’s face it, it is mostly about having a good time:
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The successive wines to be analysed are poured by volunteers:
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Corinne with a bottle:
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Finally, three pictures from our cooking at the weekend. My wife and I are alone now that the children are at university in the UK, but we make a conscious effort to still cook proper food and not just graze.

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Saturday, my wife made moules and homemade Belgian fries for lunch:
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A nice specimen:
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In the evening, I made a dish called “un-slimy okra”, basically okra baked for 15 minutes with halved cherry tomatoes and some olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Simple, delicious and light. Cheeta liked it too:
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And thus ended the week. Next week should be more interesting photographically speaking, as I will be travelling to Barcelona and Denmark.

1 Comment »

  1. I do miss working in an office with other people. Those wine-tasting parties look like fun !!

    Thanks for the news!

    Comment by Brian Swale — 29 October 2012 @ 12:07

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