Merry Christmas from Topsy Turvy Tribe 2017

Merry Christmas

This Christmas we have travelled from Central Portugal to the Costa del Sol in Spain to spend some quality time with family; Grandma, Grandad, Aunties, Uncles and cousins, just as it should be at Christmas time perfect. It’s not quite as cold as England here, in fact we spent this afternoon on the beach. The boys were digging and even paddling! It’s not that hot here in Spain, but definitely pleasant and we had the beach to ourselves, yes it was blatantly obvious that we were English and yes we were the only ones to brave the freezing cold sea!

Boys on the Beach at Christmas Time, Torrox Costa, Andalucia, Spain

Before leaving Portugal we took the opportunity to take a family photo with our eco christmas tree. The Christmas jumpers and accessories were dug out, and although we lacked a tripod the camera did pretty well balancing on top of the bin. With our camera set to the Drive Mode, self-timer continuous shooting x 10, we hoped there was a chance to capture a family photo with us all smiling. The long grass was quickly trampled down, then it is a case of pressing the button, run back to join the family and adjust the Christmas accessories before the pictures start to take. We think we managed to get the perfect photo.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Feliz Navidad. Feliz Natal para todos, Feliz Ano Novo!

Merry Christmas from Topsy Turvy Tribe 2017
Merry Christmas from Topsy Turvy Tribe 2017

Some wonderful memories of our previous two Christmases, 2016 in Granada, Spain and 2015 further inland in Central Portugal (and yes, the penguin Christmas jumper still fits…just!)

we took the opportunity to take a family photo with our eco christmas tree. The Christmas jumpers and accessories were dug out, and although we lacked a tripod the camera did pretty well balancing on top of the bin. With our camera set to the Drive Mode, self-timer continuous shooting x 10, we hoped there was a chance to capture a family photo with us all smiling. The long grass was quickly trampled down, then it is a case of pressing the button, run back to join the family and adjust the Christmas accessories before the pictures start to take. We think we managed to get the perfect photo. 
Christmas 2016
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Christmas 2015

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Post Author: Topsy Turvy Tribe

Paul & Andrea ex-pats escaping the rat race with Chaos (aged 4) and Mayhem (aged 2) along for the adventure.

8 thoughts on “Merry Christmas

    Debbie

    (December 24, 2017 - 7:03 am)

    Hi Andrea & Paul, the beaches are the best in winter, and there are people who swim all year round here, apparently it’s good for our health to do so, but I’m convinced I’d have a heart attack first step in.

    Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a safe journey back.

    xx
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    John Adams

    (December 24, 2017 - 7:13 am)

    One of those self-portrait photo sessions! Love it! Great shots and I do love the eco-tree. How awesome to spend a day by the sea. I spent a Christmas in Nice once and that was t-shirt weather. Have a wonderful Christmas.

    Tara

    (December 24, 2017 - 7:30 am)

    How lovely to spend Christmas on the beach. I think we might visit too but we won’t be in shorts! Wishing you all a lovely Christmas. #MySundayPhoto

    Fiona Cambouropoulos

    (December 24, 2017 - 9:55 am)

    Have a lovely Christmas with the family , Spain looks much warmer and sunnier than here
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    Darren Coleshil

    (December 24, 2017 - 10:32 am)

    Gorgeous photos.

    Thank you for linking up and have a Merry Christmas.
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    Carol

    (December 24, 2017 - 1:39 pm)

    Living in Florida, I think Christmas on the beach is perfect.

    Sharon Smith

    (December 24, 2017 - 4:53 pm)

    Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas tomorrow! Enjoy the day with friends and family!!!
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    Catherine's Cultural Wednesdays

    (December 24, 2017 - 11:39 pm)

    Happy Christmas!

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