Remembrance Sunday poppies…


…especially for the expats in Jimena and Spain today, who will gather together to remember all those who have died in war….

Peace to you all.

‘Each year in November, the United Kingdom remembers the men and women who gave their lives in the two World Wars and subsequent conflicts. 11 November is known as Armistice Day, Remembrance Day or Poppy Day. This year takes on added significance as it is the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.’  (quote from



The white cross


This white cross is to the north end of the town up on a little hill, very close to the campsite. I believe it is a memorial to those who were shot in the civil war; they were taken from the town of La Sauceda and the cross faces that way. Hundreds of people were tortured and executed by Franco’s troops.

We ex-pats made use of it last November for a poppy day remembrance. It is surprising just who in this little town has war medals! (They didn’t wear their uniforms of course, that would have been disrespectful.) Anyway, this little hill is a very peaceful place to sit, with some lovely views from the top. There is another memorial further down which I might have a go at drawing one day too.