This region of Spain is rich in colour, houses that are not built of local stone are painted in a patchwork of earthy tones. This shop in our local market town sells loose pigment by the scoopful in dusty plums through to terracottas and brights that remind me of the powdered paint we used in primary school.
p.s. it's my birthday today, I am always in Spain for my birthday which means I don't have to celebrate it at home so it appears that I am not getting any older, which is fine by me!
Ball des Dracs. I'm not sure what was going on but it involved being chased down dark alleys by dragons, whirling fireworks paraded down narrow streets, fire crackers raining down on our heads, flaming figures abseiling down the cathedral and a good hosing down at the end. A whole town out on the streets enjoying themselvs and all served up with refreshing disregard for UK style health and safety, fantastic fun!
South London is not a good place to be in at the moment so I am very glad to be here for the next couple of weeks. Depending on the internet connection in our sleepy Catalonian village I will try to add to my blog every now and then. Happy summer everyone!
Thank-you for your lovely comments, overall the runaway popular colour was most definitely silver birch, followed by moss yellow with woodsmoke just behind, so very useful information when I order my first batch. I agree, it's very hard to decide, my favourite on the roll is woodsmoke which is a really lovely smokey grey blue colour but on the wall and in the pictures I'm with the majority, I prefer silver birch.
I couldn't work out how to do the random number picker so you will have to trust me with the time honored hat method. And the winner of the logpile cushion, picked out from roddy's aunty dill by my son is Rebecca from Little Tree who favoured the moss yellow paper. You can uncross your fingers now Rebecca! (I have left a message in your comments)
I will be randomly selecting a winner for my cushion giveaway tomorrow, so there's still time to enter - see previous entry for details.