Midday I decided to go to Las Hortichuelas Altas in search of decent food as the village bar serves excellent tapas. Margaret is in England visiting relatives this weekend and my attempts at cooking over the last couple of days have not been brilliant.
First I went for a walk around the village to enjoy the countryside in the winter sunshine. Almond trees are coming into blossom and there is a freshness about the landscape hinting of the advent of spring.
Fields of habas (broad beans) are doing well. In Andalucia habas are very popular. they are so sweet that they can be eaten raw but also fried with ham (habas con jamon) or boiled.