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Reisverslag The weather is too good to stay inside
20 december 2015
The weather is too good to stay inside
To walk the donkeys is easier than walking the dogs del Paraiso. The donkeys of Donkey Paradise usually don’t pull, don’t run behind cars and don’t start running when they smell something of their interest. So mostly it is nice to walk with them. Mostly we just take them for a small walk, but on two occasions we walked up to the picnic area and release them there while we’re having lunch.
The weather has been too good to stay inside and mostly it still is. After a few very cold and misty mornings last week, we now have a warm few days again. Yesterday for instance we had lunch outside and were wearing short sleeve shirt and today in the early morning both Svana ( other volunteer) and I walked the dogs in sleeve-less shirt… the warm wind that came from the south made .it feel like summer…too strange if you realize it is almost Christmas and that usually here in the north of Spain it is much colder. In the garden, were I love to spend some time every day if possible, it feels a bit like summer too. Even though they do not turn completely red anymore, there’re still a few strawberries and raspberries every week. Together with some other volunteers we ’ve been working in the garden a lot lately: pulling weeds (since the very first day I came here), preparing vegetable-beds with donkey poo and straw (mucking out stables has a purpose), planting stuff and now also harvesting vegetables like leek and pumpkins ( which were planted by volunteers before me). We also had beautiful broccoli and cauliflower from the garden and only yesterday I found out that the Brussel sprouts are starting to ‘sprout’ as well…so exciting and nice to eat from the garden.
Almost two weeks back we took a nice walk up a mountain range not so far from here. After stable-cleaning we ( all volunteers and Andres) went up with the car to a look-out point from were we started our walk higher up into the mountains. In the beginning it was quite easy and not so steep, but after a while the path narrowed and became steeper and steeper, but also more beautiful. There were cows and horses grazing everywhere, the sun shone brightly and it …I really loved it. I will place some pictures, cause I cannot describe the beauty
well, i will end this blog now and place it on line...before i forget or go inside. For now lovely greetings and abrazos from Spain and wish you all a merry christmas!
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20 december 2015 14:36 | Door: Naomi
Hi there Sweet Sister,
Thanks for the lovely, colourful update! I love how you love the wonderful Donkey Paradise. It makes me happy to hear how happy you are! The walk looks gorgeous. It really does look like the place Saraï and I hiked in Ireland. And those wooly donkeys are just adorable:)
The weather is crazy, isn't it? The Netherlands still feels like it's springtime instead of Christmas time. Birds are singing, trees are about to blossom & I'm way too warm in my winter coat. No white Christmas this year...
Dear sister, take care, have fun & we'll write/talk/chat again soon.
20 december 2015 22:20 | Door: ruth
Hermana, gracias por tus cuentos tan bonitos....se siente que estoy viviendo a tu lado, disfrutando tus aventuras...que alegre me siento que estas bien, relajado y disfrutando tu tiempo....que te vaya muy bien y feliz navidad para ahora....te amo como nada y nos vemos en el futuro...cuidate y abrazos a todo los animalitos por alla
20 december 2015 23:03 | Door: Bert
24 december 2015 18:53 | Door: Joke Verbraak
hola Rebecca, ¿Qué tal? hoef ik niet te schrijven. In geuren en kleuren heb je jouw huidige leven beschrijven. Van A tot Z heb ik er weer van genoten. En zoals Naomi schrijft; het is een genot om jouw plezier uit de woorden te lezen. Nog steeds volg ik Spaanse les en hoop binnen een jaar te kunnen reageren zoals Ruth zo heerlijk in het Spaans doet. Rebecca, ik wens je gezellige Kerstdagen, een leuke jaarwisseling en een heel bijzonder goed 2016. En blijf vooral genieten van alle dingen die je onderneemt. Ik vind het heerlijk dat je dit avontuur bent aangegaan. Toppie! Warme Bredase groeten y abrazos, Joke
31 januari 2016 19:21 | Door: Alma
Dear Rebecca, your posts are as beautiful and as interesting as before. Enjoy your stay there and have lots of fun. Love from Alma, Ivo, Nima and Matej