Phew...what excitement! Yesterday we were
(awful for the UK...not awful for anywhere else
that it used to lots of snow).. so we came back
to Oxford a day early... and made it home just
as the snow started in Oxford...hurrah!
We watched it fall all evening, full of plans for
walks in the snowy park with the dog today...
and then it rained! I love English weather!
sunny... we had a lovely weekend.... I'll show
you a few pictures, not too many..
|Fernando Botero Statue outside Madrid Barajas Airport|
This beautiful statue of a woman sitting on
the back of bull greets you as you arrive at
Barajas Airport, Madrid.
Barajas Airport, Madrid.
She is designed by Fernando Botero whose
art works feature rounded figures, but if you
are going to look at more of his work, be
prepared - some of the subject matter
My hubby works in Madrid - I live in Oxford, UK,
..we don't spend much time together, so three
days alone was bliss...
|The Palacio Real de Madrid (The Royal Palace of Madrid)|
|Outside of The Mercado de San Miquel , Madrid|
This place is like a covered market...
but a lovely social place... you buy your
food and drink from whichever stall you want,
then sit together at the central tables...
It is a vibrant, friendly, stimulating place to eat!
|The Mercado de San Miquel , Madrid|
|Statue in Plaza De Oriente, Madrid|
|This is a street entertainer called Spider man - |
He strikes different poses, and these men were
joining in... this pose was called 'sexy'! Hmmm...
I noticed that there were far more
hand-made items on sale in the
shops..... ahh lovely colourful poncho!
These antique sewing machines would
have been in my suitcase if they had
|Sorry - rubbish photo of the inside of the wool shop, |
but the man in uniform was cross with me for taking it!
Yes, I did find a wool shop... I was shocked
to see that it was PACKED with shoppers!
It wasn't like our local yarns shops at all..
when you walk in the door there is a display
of samples of all the yarns they carry, and
handmade items displayed...
Further into the shop are the yarns on very
high shelves...in fact the whole shop was
stacked tot he ceiling! But no balls of wool
to be seen... apparently you chose your yarn
by feeling the samples at the front of the
shop, then go to the back of the shop to
order by weight...ie: 1 kilo of red cotton.
There was even a man in uniform who told me
off in no uncertain terms for touching the
hanks instead of the samples!
It makes sense really! Mind you I did feel a
bit like a criminal when I picked up a
In the wool shop.. a beautiful display of bobbin
lace-making supplies... I used to make bobbin
lace, this made me want to dig out my bobbins!
and Tapas bars.. vino tinto (red wine) and
tapas... yum yum!
|Catedral de la Almudena - Madrid|
This next bit I shall write in very brief, small
words... I didn't get the job.... :(
Thanks so much to everyone who wished me well,
and made me laugh just before the interview...
Onwards and upwards.....
Oh my goodness some beautiful
squares have come in for the
Beautiful Blogger Blanket of 2012..
I am going to post loads this week to catch up!