21 March 2010

berastegui

Friday was San Jose (Father´s Day) in Spain... a national holiday.... We spent the day with Jorge´s family. We met for a long lunch and then a nice stroll around the valley. A very typical family outing.
(The first picture is of stewed meat and chorizo. We went about 20 kilometers out of our way to have it.... Yes... this is what we ate BEFORE meeting everyone for lunch.... Don´t tell Jorge´s parents.....)







(And this is where Coco hung out while we were having lunch...)

I haven´t been home much this past week. And tomorrow I´m off to Madrid for a few days. I´ll catch up with you all soon.

P.S. You surprised me with your comments about my hair. (Thank you!) It has a mind of its own, and half the time I don´t even look in the mirror to save myself the stress ;) It´s funny, before I had kids, I had straight hair... smaller feet... and a bigger bra size.... facts I have no problem reminding them of when they start to get on my nerves...




60 comments:

Olga said...

Great pictures - amazing sites and lovely greens. Que buena pinta tiene el chorizo!!!!

Victoria @ Hibiscus Bloem said...

Lovely way to spend Fathers Day. That meat and chorizo looks delicious - it must have been worth the 20k diversion! Lovely views of your walk too.

Elisabelle said...

such a beautiful little village!
and this chorizo looks sooooo good!

Jeannette said...

I would come to Spain just for that stewed meat dish. ;)
Love those postboxes!
Have a great time in Madrid, Jeannette

likeschocolate said...

That is funny because I had much smaller feet and a much smaller bra size which I desperately want back. The meal look delicious. Have a great weekend!

MissBuckle said...

Me: Bigger boobs, bigger feet and a wonky pelvis :-)

Theresa said...

Thanks for taking me to the country with you.

Daan said...

That looks like a great San Juan!

Cathy said...

Looks like you had a great day.

Bichos da Matos said...

:) Poor Coco! You have to give him a bit of chorizo;) Enjoy your week, enjoy Madrid!

laméditerraine said...

Beutiful pictures Jane, but I think it's San Jose, because in Valencia we celebrate fallas because of it.
San Juan is on the 21st of June :)

Coco looks so cute in there, he seems very polite.
Big besos and hugs

jane said...

you are so right... i was thinking about my nephew and put his name by mistake... besos!

Aron said...

your making me long for spain.

McGillicutty said...

These pictures are amazing.. very typically Spanish, it's a talent of yours for sure.
and your hair... I know, my hair went crazy curly for about three years after having kids... I tame it with a flat iron every day now.

AG Ambroult said...

such pretty country. What are those little house on stilts?
I would kill for a bowl of stewed meat and chorizo right now. Looks. so. good.

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

A perfect day !

liza said...

I love this set! And you are very funny! My feet grew, I have no boobs, and my hair changed color (I call it salt...). I hope your Madrid time is perfect.

Rani said...

Mmmmmmm. That food looks so good. I would have gone out of my way for that kind of fare, too!

lovely photos

Ida Nielsen said...

What a quaint little place!!

Des said...

Great photos as always. The meat and chorizo are making me hungry!

MaddyG said...

Are those artichokes in the 5th photo?
Such a lovely view! Thanks for sharing!

la casita said...

great pictures...and those little houses are fantastic.
enjoy madrid!

cindy said...

it's such a beautiful country and chorizo, yum. enjoy your trip!

Ocean Girl said...

Simply Spain. Oh so beautiful Jane.

And you are funny:)

Puna said...

Oh too funny!

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

Oh, what gorgeous, dreamy countryside! Take me along??

As for your hair, it is beautiful in its natural state. I've always had huge feet and unruly hair, and I've never even given birth. Count yourself lucky that your hair looks good in curls!

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

ps - I'd almost forgotten about "typical architecture" this week, but this is such a great idea, must work on it! I've got my work cut out for me the next couple days ;)

Kari said...

Your photo's are lovely and what a great way to spend Father's Day.
Happy week.

Angie Muresan said...

Wonderful pictures! Btw, straight hair is over-rated. Bra size however... not.

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talooky said...

You're in Madrid??? I discover this morning.... too bad.

Anil P said...

The cuts in the white houses, and the house on the crest of the hill, both wonderful pictures.

anna said...

Oh my what a great surrounding! Beautiful shots!

ibb said...

Poor coco! Love his photo!

Angel.Pearls said...

Lovely pictures -I guess you had a great day! Love//Eva Sweden

Joyce said...

I so enjoy visiting your corner of the world and for the smiles. I do hope Miss Coco got a little scrap or two.

LOL... I use to have curly, curly hair. After coming out of the hospital over 2 years ago my hair is poker straight in the front, the sides wavey and curly in the back!!

Cacahuete_sr said...

so beautiful! coco looks jealous about not eating some of that chorizo! those country side photos make me miss living in france!

Madalen Goiria said...

They are cabbages. But why Berasategui?

nathalie et cetera said...

wow! such beautiful photos! what are those little houses?

If Jane said...

i always leave hungry when i come here...;))

juanita de la vega said...

beautiful pictures, and rico chorizo! (picante?)
Hey! That chorizo has been the star of the post!
A "chorizo givaway" woul be a success!lol
Saludos a Madrid!

Ruth said...

Your pictures are GORGEOUS! It makes me want to visit Spain so badly :)

RosaMaría said...

what a beautiful places!! love coco!! that chorizo looks delicioso!

oohmyfavorite said...

I love that you had a pre-lunch-lunch (and I'm not talking about breakfast!). So glad to know I'm not the only one that does that on occasion. The chorizo and stewed meat looks amazing.

Kaylovesvintage said...

the dog is so cute

denise said...

Lovely place!

SogniSorrisi said...

What lovely photos and seems a great way to spend the day!

Sunmallia said...

Love the photos of the country side. Coco looks like she was wishing for some sausage hope she got some :) Enjoy your time in Madrid it is a great city.

la ninja said...

smaller feet? please, care to expand.

Robin said...

What a wonderful way to spend a day! But, poor Coco...

Cate said...

don't your in-laws pop by the blog from time to time? check up on what their daughter-in-law is up to? ; )

looks delish, jane!

shallow as it may be, i miss my pre-kid bra size. i haven't used that (yet) against my children, but, jane, it's good to have someone to teach me how to do these things. thanks for the tip. your hair IS beautiful btw. you can thank them for that one. just sayin'.

MODsquad said...

Oh, you lucky gal! What beautiful country to be out in! Have a lovely time in Madrid!

Don't get me started on what these MODgirls have done to my body!!

Happy Day!

Jodi said...

Hey Jane!! Coco looks pissed off. WHERE'S MY MEAT??

Hey, why 2 bowls of stew and 3 glasses that look like the same liquid? 2 fisted drinker?

Can't wait to see your architecture tomorrow. It's been pouring here and I'm likely to show the over flowing ponds and rivers heading for the buildings!! All my best, Jodi

Reyes said...

Oohhh aperitivo! I love aperitivos specially outdoors (and yours look delicious!), funny about the shrinking bra-size, isn't it? I had always heard that the effect of maternity in bra-sizes was the opposite... Besos Jane!

isabelle said...

I love the wooden little houses, are they letter boxes ??

natsumi nishizumi said...

Woow, great pictures! Very peaceful. I wish I could get out of the city to get some fresh air...

Adèle said...

I really like colors!

Ritva said...

love these!!!!

-well, about hair-yours is gorgeous! i just had MORE hair before and bigger boobs and...
nothing happened to my feet ???

Cobalt Violet said...

Cracking up! Thanks for the giggles on a Sunday afternoon! Love Coco's expression!

noomiedoodlesfashion said...

those are really beautiful shots! the view of the sheep are my fav :D