Catch up

I am sort of behind with my blog really, because we seem to have had a mad busy sociable time here, with various friends back staying in their houses in the village. So we have had suppers out, long beach days, and much laughter. Good times.

We also went back a couple of weeks ago to our favourite Isleta del Moro, staying at the pension there as always. We love it .We had the best three days. We ate stunning seafood-chargrilled baby squid and delicious Dorada in Isleta, a more than delicious tapas style supper at Barteze ,the cool bar in the next village, and there is a new stylishly decorated, ( with great music) beach-side bar, Sobre La Marcha that has just opened. A nice addition to Isleta.

We had glasses of pre -lunch Tinto Verano there, and cocktails before dinner on the roof terrace, swooning over the stunning views of the bay and the mountains, watching the fisherman bringing their catch back ,and the diving boats arriving at the jetty.

We are heading back to Isleta in September with friends who haven`t been , its always fun taking people to somewhere that is unknown to them, but that you know they will simply love.

We have also had three fantastic suppers with friends, at La Puerta del Mar in Nerja-the best fish and platters of seafood with real old school Spanish waiters ,and a view over Calahonda beach ,and along the coast to Cerro Gordo, then at Papalo-a much loved favourite place to eat -again in Nerja, sitting outside until late quaffing Cava after the best food-think shredded confit duck spring rolls, an amuse bouche of ceviche of prawn , and fillet steak( exemplary) served with creamy, herby horseradish mash. Ooh and delicious violet ice cream!

Then earlier this week we headed to the white village of Frigiliana in the hills, to meet a friend who lives in a finca just outside the village. We ate at Gloria Bendita in the new plaza, which she recommended and we weren`t disappointed. The menu is sort of Spanishy and fusiony, with lots of sushi-which Andrew loves.

The plaza has lovely views down between the mountains to the sea in the distance, and it is edged with the bubblegum pink blooms of Oleander, so it is picture perfect.

There was great atmosphere too, as the ( dreaded ) football was on, (England V Denmark), so in between the chat and laughter of the restaurants, you could hear the cheers from the Danish from a distant bar. We sat outside until midnight…

Last night in Maro, we saw the return( at last), of everyones Saturday night favourite here- singer and guitarist Placido Vera Galvez, who sings and plays( backed by a bit of a light show!) in the village square. A great atmosphere once again, the bar was packed ( and the dance floor),with grannies and tiny children alike, and we , as always sit and revel in the fact that we are so fortunate to be a part of this lovely village…

Isleta del Moro


Sobre La Marcha

Bartreze

Puerta del Mar

Papalo
Gloria Bendita, Frigiliana
Music in the square

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