If theres one Spanish expression
Ewan has learned about this week its "La Semana
Santa". Hes in Andalucia and all around him people
are preparing for the Easter holidays. The Spaniards enjoy
their first holiday of the year, they participate in processions
and take the barbecue out of the garden shed. Here in Belgium
were enjoying a very sunny Easter holiday but Spain
is suffering from more than one rainy spell!
Ewan is enjoying a very pleasant Easter weekend as hes
seeing some friends this weekend: the De Smedt family from
our local village! Mum Marianne took some snapshots and is
eager to let you know about their meeting!
The Alpujarra region in Spain looked like the perfect spot
to go camping for a week, so the six of us headed for Spain!
From Granada onwards very steep hills made our engine groan!
I wonder what sound Ewan produced to get on top of these naughty
mountains loaded with bags and camping gear!
We were expecting to see a very thin and exhausted skeleton,
the remainder of what once was a very promising Lubbeek athlete,
put Ewan surprised us with the opposite: a tanned healthy
young man, funny and humorous! Maybe he looked a bit hungry,
we thought and this turned out to be the understatement of
the year: he was ravenous. So we supplied him with loads of
bananas, loafs of bread , chicken and curry and look his appetite
It was very nice to spend a few days camping with Ewan. He
was full of stories and very enthusiastic.
On arriving we got a briefing on the local shops: where to
find the butchers, bakers and supermercado. Who
would have predicted that like a full-fledged housewife he
would be commenting on the quality of washing powder and the
latest recipes! Together we took a walk to a local health
spring: the water contained so much iron that it tasted after
it. If that wont help him to get over the mountains
Ewan, we wish you a fulfilling and safe journey and enjoy