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And so that was Christmas, and what did we do

December 27, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

And so that was Christmas, and what did we do

So, that's Christmas over for another year. Of course it was very different for us as it was our first Christmas in Spain.

Although we stuck to the English traditions for our Christmas the celebrations in Spain are a bit different. The evening of Christmas Eve is actually a much bigger event in Spain that Christmas day and that's when they have the big meal.

Also, the traditional giving of presents isn't on Christmas day. In Spain that is done on the celebration of the 3 kings which is on January 5th and 6th.

We had the traditional presents on Christmas morning and the Turkey lunch with all the trimmings (yum).

It was also the first time we'd ever hosted a Christmas lunch for others normally, in England,  we were either out or, on a few rare occasions that we were at home on Christmas day, it was just the 2 of us).

This time we had Tracy's mum, Tracy's sister Paula and Tracy's sister's friend with us.

Tracy really put a lot of work into making the day special. and we had a nice table set out, and of course more food than it was humanly possible to eat.

It was a lovely day, although a bit tiring. Paula and her friend headed back to Alicante just before 7PM to make sure they could get a tram and we walked Tracy's mum back to her building. It was surprising just how busy it was on the front at that time. There were still some bars and restaurants open and even some of the little shops were doing some business.

After getting back home we settled in for a relaxing evening.

With all that's been going on I haven't had much chance to get out for photography, but I'm hoping to change that over the next week or so.

I did manage to get out for one shoot at a spot about 30 minutes walk away, near to a place called Pueblo Espanol.

There's a nice little cove there and a highish vantage point that I thought might make a good image. I've tried a few shots there before but was never happy with any of the results. This time I had the idea to do a panorama at sunset. The sun was actually setting off to the right but there was just enough cloud in the sky to create some interest and some nice light. I even managed to get the moon in the shot. This was 6 portrait orientation images stitched together in Lightroom CC.



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