Friday, 24 March 2017

She sells sea shells


I just can't resist picking up shells when I'm on a beach.  I filled my pockets with them and took them back to add to the collection at Javier's place.



I might just take a few home to put on the rockery.

I am mystified by this fruit in Javier's garden.  Anyone know what it is?

Tomorrow we leave Nerja and head across the Sierra Nevada towards the east coast.


14 comments:

  1. Where is home? And when you were homesick the other day I wondered where for.

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    1. If I’m honest ‘home’ is a bit elusive nowadays, it will always be the place where we lived when my daughters were young and it felt like we’d always be there and nothing would change. That's where I was truly homesick for. When we get back to France next week it will feel cold and strange for a few days but will soon feel like home. Our place in Calne is just a comfortable winter bolt-hole.

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    2. So in fact the place you are homesick for no longer exists in your life. I think you are a little bit mixed up!

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    3. I've been mixed up all my life! Paul is very long-suffering.

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  2. It looks like it might be a Custard apple.
    http://www.custardapple.com.au/about-custard-apples/
    The fruit are large and green and go soft as they ripen and just pull apart. The flesh is white, pleasant tasting and very sweet with many large black seeds (the nicest part is around the seeds). They are essentially a tropical/sub tropical fruit.
    I sort of like the idea of living in two places. Is your place in France too cold in the Winter??

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    1. Wrong sort of leaf and it's not lumpy like the custard apple so maybe not. It does get very cold in France in winter and we like to catch up with friends and family in the UK. Two homes are fun but it also means two lots of bills.

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  3. PS. Tony says this example is not a particularly nice variety. The nicer ones are more like the ones in the link I posted but I'd give it a try anyhow. They will ripen up after you pick them as long as they are mature enough. Don't let them go too soft and they will gradually go black - that's normal !
    ( I just tried the link and had to copy and paste it to get it to work. don't know why ??)

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    1. Apologies Helsie, your Tony is right. I've just seen another photo and it is definitely a custard apple!

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  4. Beachcombing has always been a favourite pastime of mine, it comes from having lived by the sea. Next week temps here could reach to just over 20 C.

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    1. 20 C sounds good to me. Looking forward to being back.

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  5. We have very boring shells on our north beaches along our Adtriatic coast. I love that round stone! I collect very round or heart shaped pebbles.
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. Heart shaped pebbles are good. I managed to smuggle some of the stones and shells into the back of the car.

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  6. I like smooth beach stones, too. Those are some lovely shells you found! -Jenn

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    1. I just can't help myself when I'm on a beach.

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