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... the streets were decorated with lights and streamers and there were many nativity displays in the caves around the walls.The Christmas market of course was an added attraction with a menagerie of live animals, camels, donkeys, ponies, calves, lambs, chickens, piglets and the turkey.
The air was full of the smell of churros, chestnuts, and paella cooking from different stalls. A place worth a ...
... but thought it might be too big for our little cooking pot.
Instead we bought some Christmas cheer in the form of some lovely Spanish brandy and some good Rioja.
Kay had her photo taken with Father Christmas but refused to sit on his knee.
The stalls were mostly leather goods and jewelery and some Christmas decorations.
We had a lovely lunch in a bodega bistro where we sampled the local rioja..lovely.
... briefly, during the strange period known as the Great Western Schism when the papacy decamped to Avignon and various factions put forward their own candidates for the office. But Benedict fell out of favour and ended his days in Peniscola Castle. Even his papal name was cancelled, and later given to another pope in the seventeenth century. But the Peniscolans are very proud of their Papa Luna, as they call him, judging by ...
... creations for home or garden. Here a are a few of their best and we have included two of our favourties that we have bought for our awning.
Many others on site have little lucrative hobbies from card making to wood crafts and we can understand why people want to stay here for the whole winter as it has this little village community ethos to it.
We really are enjoying our week here and are tempted to come back next year maybe for the whole ...
... bill for what we did do, €800 plus. Gulp.
So it was off to the Spanish equivalent of KwikFit to see about tyres. The law in Spain is that all four tyres must be the same make and specification. It is ok to come into the country with a foreign registered car with tyres that conform to their own country’s rule: in the UK tyres on the back axle must match and tyres on the front axle must match, so it is possible ...