May Feria – advance notice

Field below our house

This weekend is the Feria de Mayo in Huetor Tajar. It is one of the biggest and most colourful fiestas in the area. The fairground is set up in the recinta ferial where they have the weekly market and the festivities will go on day and night from Friday to Monday. On Sunday there is a horse fair which takes place in a field near the industrial estate just off the motorway. We will be posting photos of the feria and horse event over the weekend but we blogged about them last year so you can trace last year’s photos on this blog. We hope the weather will be like it has been today. Here are a couple of pics of our land taken this morning. New price for our house 169000 euros –www.countryhouseforsale.wordpress.com

From our olive groves above the house

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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 in the little coastal village of Las Negras in the heart of the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata. 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 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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