Escaping the winter weather was a treat for us and what better way then venturing to some place new which is sunny and warm. So it was with our trip to Tenerife in the Canary Islands. Little did I expect to see the remnants of the ancient volcanoes and piles of jagged lava beds beside the road side. On our second last day we took a tour of the island and viewed the back for the caldera and the various volcanos and ancient plug in the centre. As an artist, I was mesmerised by the shapes that nature had hewed along with the clear light and colours. How to give credence to something so grand would be difficult. The pictures speak for themselves.
Also on the tour we stopped at a huge Christmas group of nativity scenes in an old village. I was delighted to see a model set up with an ancient winding wheel and balls of wool. So thats how they did it way back then.
Now we are back in the UK and preparing for a family Christmas.
Best wishes to you all and may you have a healthy, happy and prosperous new year.