Back road to Loja

The weather seems much more settled now and, although it was chilly first thing this morning, we enjoyed a lovely balmy Spring day. It makes a change for our builders to be working in T shirts in the bright sunshine and they are making good progress.

Workers in a field of artichokes, La Fabrica

This morning we drove along the country lane from our nearest village, La Fabrica, to Loja. A very pleasant drive through the vega – the flat plain surrounded by mountains – and probably quicker than going into Huétor Tájar and joining the motorway. We stopped to take the photo above on the way.

Loja

Wakonda jeans factory

After some shopping in Loja we called in one of the jeans factories. There are several of these here and you can buy very good quality jeans at the factory shops for around 15 euros.

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About Margaret Merry

I grew up in Falmouth, Cornwall, England where, after leaving Falmouth High School, I spent a year at Falmouth School of Art. Then followed three years at Hornsey College of Art in London where I obtained a Diploma in Art and Design. I then spent a post-graduate year at the West of England College of Art in Bristol where I gained an Art Teacher?s Diploma and a Certificate in Education of the University of Bristol. I lived and worked in Truro for over 30 years and became one of Cornwall's most popular artists. My paintings have been exhibited in New York, Tokyo, Paris and London and have been bought by collectors from all over the world. I have published 4 books which became local bestsellers - 'The Natural History of a Westcountry City', 'Margaret Merry's Cornish Garden Sketchbook', 'Sea & Sail' and 'Tidal Reaches'. In 2002 I moved to Spain and now live pn a small farmer the town of Alhabia in the Alpujarra Almeriense in the Province of Almeria. I now get my inspiration from the dramatic scenery of Andalucia and its old cities, towns and villages which I usually capture in watercolour. I also enjoy portraiture and figurative art, particularly nudes and dancers. For these paintings I use artists' soft pastels. I have written and illustrated 3 children's books - The Wise Old Boar, The Lonely Digger and The Adventure of Princess The Pony - which have been published in the USA.
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