sunnuntai 13. tammikuuta 2019

Dining table

Check this ...

All stylish presented, a bit pedantic; architects tend to do that.

After the dinner, yes, the same table.
It was a very nice evening, good discussions, tasty food.
Neighbours are nice to have.

Today we have 20 days after xmas, holidays are over.
Time to pack away all xmas cards.

Der St.-Knuts-Tag 
(schwedisch tjugondedag jul oder tjugondag Knut; 
norwegisch St. Knuts dag oder tyvendedags jul; 
finnisch nuutinpäivä
ist der 20. und letzte Tag der Weihnachtszeit in 
Schweden, Norwegen und Finnland und wird am 13. Januar gefeiert.

In großen Teilen des Christentums dauert die Weihnachtszeit 
dreizehn Tage. Sie beginnt am 1. Weihnachtsfeiertag (25. Dezember) 
und endet mit dem Tag der Heiligen Drei Könige (6. Januar). 
In Schweden, Norwegen und Finnland dauert die Weihnachtszeit 
hingegen zwanzig Tage und endet erst am 13. Januar. 

Hyvä Tuomas joulun tua, paha Knuuti poijes viä 
dialectical proverb from Noormarkku

perjantai 11. tammikuuta 2019

Beach life

Mallorca's beaches are wonderful in wintertime.

In Canyamel the water has new ways.

In Cala Mesquida the beach is almost back to normal.

Last year, read last week there was still a tiny river cutting the beach.

No, last week I did not take off my shoes and cross the river.
This week I just turned my back to the water in order to
take a photo and did not see the waves coming ...

Well, it was kind of interesting to walk in the sand without shoes.

Here my photo objects. 
Jellyfish. A lot of jellyfish sunbathing. Or dying.

Claudia threw some of them back tot he water.

Then we did a little hike.
Yes, I had to put on my wet shoes.

Nice views.

Far back you could even see the Formentor peninsula,
the most northern point of Mallorca.

Cap de Formentor forms the eastern end of Majorca's Formentor peninsula. 
The Majorcans also call the cape the Meeting point of the winds.

Tiny flowers everywhere.

With interesting backside.

Would not like to fall on those rough stones.

Unfortunately the walking bridges are not yet repaired.
Storms in October and November were heavy indeed.
And you are not allowed to walk on the dunes.

Art by Claudia.
Check the shadow!

Malle Beach Info auch hier:

Birds prefer the campo to the beach.

Some big groups.

Funny landings.

Next time I'll try to get closer.
A bigger camera and better zoom would be too heavy.

perjantai 4. tammikuuta 2019

Feliz Año Nuevo!

Always the same story:
people love cooking fish and seafood on this island.
Also in our home. Well, lucky me, we have an outdoor kitchen for that.

Sometimes it gets hard ...

But I have my methods to survive!

Finnisch für Anfänger:

VALKOSIPULI = Knoblauch / garlic

* * *

After you've stuffed yourself with fishy and not so fishy things
and cava and red wine ... you are ready for he new year's outdoor traditions.

The 12 grapes tradition.
You all know how grapes look like so I did a bit more
artistic version of the photo for my blog.
This year I managed to eat the grapes correctly, one for each bell ring.
Let's hope for a fabulous new year!

People's party in Son Servera with live music.

At the Church Square.

Everybody comes with bags which are filled with decoration:
funny hats, party stuff ... and afterwards it's all thrown away,
there are not big enough garbage bins, though.

What the new year brings? Read the future.

Finnisch für Anfänger:

TINA = Zinn / tin


At least this year started very sunny.
Looking forward to spending many more sunny weeks 
in Majorca.

Almond blossom.

El campo in the beginning of January.


Bye bye Christmas.


Jansson Clan came for visit ...

... and had, of course, scampis ...

The wild cat helped us with the dishes ...!!!

Was nice meeting you again, Jansson Clan,
first at Christmas Eve in Palma and now in Dar Ahlam.

torstai 3. tammikuuta 2019

Last year's last days


Bon appetit!
Dinner time in Capdepera Cafe Orient.

Off season in Majorca. Empty beaches. Wonderful.

Many closed restaurants, bars and boutiques.

Hinter diesen Zettel steck eine traurige Geschichte,
Malle-Jens starb 2018.

2010 wanderte Jens Büchner nach Mallorca aus. 
Die TV-Show „Goodbye Deutschland!“ machte ihn berühmt. 
Zu sehen war, wie einer hoch flog – und immer wieder abstürzte. 
Eine Erinnerung an „den Jenser“, der nur 49 Jahre alt wurde.

One cool restaurant is open: Port Verd.

Click the link below and see some fine views:

Again a special wine bottle label.

Wine tasting at José L. Ferrer in Binisalem.
Foto by L.F.

Cork art.

Walking on wine tanks.

Only local grapes are used for local wines with certificate.


Making sparkling wine.

Elegant wine taster.

This rosé should be good with fish.

Nose is important.

Orange is the typical colour for Ferrer wines.

But as you can see, anything goes.

But they have other designs, as well.

Pop in, check out.

Son Serra de Marina.

Looking for a job?

Yea, is is a beautiful location, this Son Serra de Marina.

Afternoon beach.