Saturday, 29 September 2012

Autumn musings

A lot of my friends thought we were daft when we decided to move to Spain nine years ago but looking out on to perpetually blue, sunny skies over the last week, taking the boat out, swimming in the sea and still dining out under the stars at the end of September, I know we took the right decision.

Nonetheless, I took a shawl with me last night. There is a hint, but only a hint, of autumn in the air. Given that I live here for the walking, I still have a lot to look forward to - lots of hiking through the Sierra Tramuntana with friends, picnics, drinks in mountain refuges and sustaining lunches in hilltop restaurants.

The landscape will change for the better - the oranges and lemons will soon be back on the trees and the olives are beginning to ripen. Our October Olive Weekend is now booked out but we still have vacancies for January when, if the record of the last nine years is anything to go by, the sky will still be blue!