Semana Santa

Across to the hills

Suki accompanies us

After glorious weather during the first 3 weeks of April it has turned rather damp for Semana Santa . This morning, a watery sun appeared and so Digby took the opportunity to photograph the lush countryside which is still ablaze with wild flowers.

Ruin in lush vegetation

We did not go to any of the processions in Loja as we saw them last year in much better weather and we had to be on red alert in case any prospective buyers came to view our property. In fact, on Thursday evening, a family from Barcelona, who viewed our house two weeks ago, turned up unannounced for a second viewing. It was pouring with rain but they still loved the property.Their only problem is that they cannot complete a purchase until September when the sale of their flat in Barcelona goes through. They will be in touch next week. See

The house in Fuente Vaqueros where Lorca was born - now a museum

Some friends have kindly lent us a set of DVDs of the Spanish TV drama series “Lorca, Muerte de un Poeta”. This is a wonderful production and compelling viewing. The acting and filming are superb and it is very evocative of the period. It is particularly interesting for us because it is mostly set in the city and countryside of Granada. I would recommend watching it in Spanish with English subtitles.


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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One Response to Semana Santa

  1. billy balmer says:

    Pleased to hear there is interest in your property. Been following your exploits for some time and will be sad if your commentaries and photos come to an end. Would buy myself if circumstances would allow.

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