Christmas photos and a temporary adios

Last Update: January 06, 2020

Here is my monthly post

Hello everybody, I hope you have started the new year on the right foot. Feeling great and full of energy.

Jeffrey said he would like to see a photo of my Christmas tree so I decided to write this little post and show you some pictures.

Christmas Illumination in the south

First of all, I would like to take you to Malaga, on the Costa del Sol to have a look at the lovely Christmas illumination. Michael and I were going there before Christmas but had to cancel as rainfall was predicted for that evening.

Sideview Malaga Cathedral

Then we tried again after the Christmas days. We reached Malaga, there were masses of traffic and then the place where we normally park was completo. No way to get rid of the car anywhere so we went home again.

Calle Larios, the center of Malaga

Now the new year has started and we will try the last time. Actually, we are not sure if the illumination is still up but if not I will show some pictures of the previous year. The illumination was still up and there were so many people still enjoying the after Christmas atmosphere.

The Calle Larios in Malaga is 350 m long and 16 m wide and there is no traffic allowed. Walking through this Christmas tunnel is quite an experience.

Detail of the illumination on the Calle Larios, Malaga

Christmas at home

Here you see the fireplace at our home. Having an open fire makes it nice and cozy. When the socks are full of naughty sweets they cannot hang as they are too heavy.

The fireplace with Christmas socks

Having a Christmas tree with real candles is a family tradition. My grandparents and my parents had real candles in the life tree. There is a factory in Holland that makes those special candles. They have the right size to fit the little clip holder and the candles do not drip and burn nice and slow till they are completely gone. A bucket with water and a sponge is standing by just in case.

The Christmas tree with lit candles

A few days before Christmas my Father and I would go to a nursery to choose our tree. Then Papa had to dig it out not so easy as often the earth would be frozen. On the 23 of December, my Mother would decorate the tree while I was asleep already. The next morning it would be exciting to find a small sock my grandmother had made for me lying under the tree. It would be filled with my favorite sweets. After the Christmas days my Father would plant the tree in the garden and over the years created a real forest.

My Mother tried to find Christmas tree candles in Australia where I was born in 1950. No luck so she ended up buying birthday cake candles but they fainted because of the heat. I still have 1 little tree decoration from those times and every year I hang it in my tree.


A toast to your health

Changing my priorities

I have decided to go in semi-hiding for quite some time. That means you will hardly see me commenting on your posts. I love the socializing part of Wealthy Affiliate but it does take up a lot of time. I want to continue reading, learning, and writing and see where I can go with my 2 websites. I have a list of more than 40 followers which will be taken care of slowly but surely. If anybody wants to talk to me please be so kind as to send a PM. Wishing you all lots of success with your business, hasta pronto.

Greetings from the south of Spain,

Taetske

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Papako808 Premium
Hello Taetske, Thank you for sharing Christmas Illumination in the South, the tunnel must have been amazing to walk through. Also your beautiful photos. It is good to take a break and gather your thoughts, to accomplish what need to be done for yourself and for your WA business. Here’s to all your endeavors and success. Take care and God Bless 😊. Cecelia 🦋
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laparra1 Premium
Good evening Cecelia,

Thank you for your kind words. Now it is babies bedtime so I will say, hasta pronto.

Greetings from the south of Spain,

Taetske
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Sylvercat69 Premium
Hi Taetske!

Greetings from the US! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful photos.

I remember there was a singing group Spain from that came to the US in the 80's to sing here. I cannot remember who they were. They said they were a popular group and that they traveled a lot. The music was truly amazing!

I like to socialize here too. Like you, I realize that it takes up a lot of time that could be spent learning and doing.

Thanks for taking the time out to connect! I hope all goes well for you!

Take care,
Sylvia
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laparra1 Premium
Good afternoon Sylvia,

Thank you for your visit. I have done this before, step back a little and concentrate on writing and doing the lessons. For me doing the lessons is the most difficult part I must confess. At least now I know what is being talked about, most of the time.

Greetings from the south of Spain,

Taetske
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PLuh1 Premium
Real candles are a MUST for me too.
I always feel bad when I don't read every post, so I go by titles like every customer probably would.
I have to take the same path and concentrate on getting off the ground with my website that Tech Support still hasn't fixed. It's 5 days now and today I will contact WordPress directly to see why I can't add new pages (error message "link is expired, try later").
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laparra1 Premium
Good afternoon Petra,

I have slowed down considerably as I now only read 1 or 2 posts a day. I have started with course 3 and now I find I understand what they are talking about.
Oh, that sounds like a bore this problem you are having. I hope you get it solved soon.

Greetings from the south of Spain,

Taetske
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LenkaSophie Premium
Dear Taetske, your pictures are beautiful! I wish you the best but I'm also envious a bit because it is exactly what I wish - such a house with fireplace, in the south of Spain! But I'm sure I will be there one day too. If not now then later on we may sell our house in CZ and move there for good.
Did you also have creche / crib? My Spanish teacher says it is common for every house to have one, some of them being really big.
Have a wonderful day!
Lenka
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laparra1 Premium
Good Morning Lenka,

This old farmhouse which I bought as a ruin in 1981 is now more than 180 years old. I can tell you it was a lot of work over the years but such a blessed place to live with very good vibrations.
I will send you a link on PM of the Belenes Museum close to Malaga, I am sure you will like it.
I do not have a nativity at Christmas but do have a little Christ child from Germany and 3 Kings and little Star Angels standing around.

Greetings from the south of Spain,

Taetske
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kiliwia62 Premium
My dear Taetske, these are lovely pictures, and I am happy that you have shared them with us.

Having such memories when you were digging out a tree for Christmas is something you won't forget, ever.

Take care and I will see you around my friend.

Lots of Higs
Sylvia
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laparra1 Premium
Good evening Sylvia,

Nice to see you and thank you for the Higs. Yes, we will see each other here and there and will keep contact for sure.

Greetings from the south of Spain,

Taetske
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