Monday 10 March 2014
I took my minibus for its ITV – the Spanish equivalent of MOT – yesterday. It passed OK. It has to be tested once a year, but I have another, really old, van that has to be tested twice a year. I’ve just made an appointment.
Thursday 6 March 2014
Well, so far this year we have had very little rain. That makes me worry a bit for the spring flowers. They are usually one of the best features of this area. We will have to wait and see.
Thursday 27 February 2014
Hello again! As always around here the weather goes from the sublime to the ridiculous. A couple of cyclists left here on Monday morning. The rain, then the snow came. We were so worried we emailed. Fortunately, they were safe, having been given a lift down the worst part. All’s well!
Monday 10 February 2014
Why have I been away for so long? You can blame Twitter, Facebook and my iPad! It’s easier to do this from my “big” computer, which I don’t use so much these days. I’ll try not to leave it so long again.
Tuesday 21 January 2014
We were out walking yesterday when we saw our first almond blossom of the year. Check out our Twitter feed @LosArcosHoliday for the photo.
Monday 6 January 2014
Well, the weather’s still holding. I try to walk every day, and for the last two weeks I have been carrying an 8.2kgs (18LBS) log in my rucksack. I’m not sure if I am feeling the benefit, or I’m just tired!
Wednesday 1 January 2014
This is just a quick note to wish all my followers a Happy New Year. I would also like to take this opportunity to ask for your opinions on what you would like to see from Los Arcos in 2014. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LosArcosHolidays
or Tweet @LosArcosHoliday
Monday 30 December 2013
We have a Belgian man and his Korean wife, plus their two beautiful children staying for a few days. Then a Spanish man and his French partner checked in. We are nothing if not international.
Friday 27 December 2013
We have just had a hectic few days on the social front. Christmas Eve we went to some friends for a meal. On Christmas Day Jill and I went for a walk (and got soaked), followed by a pub crawl. We entertained here last night. Jill is an excellent cook and hostess, so it was a great night. A few days’ rest now before New Year’s Eve!
Monday 16 December 2013
A friend of ours has just started a new venture – Wine tasting tours in the Alpujarras. To see the details go to the Links page and follow the link. It also means that I now have a contact if anyone staying here wants to do some wine tasting.
Friday 13 December 2013
We are waiting for the man to deliver the diesel for the central heating. No point in being cold, is there? A full tank, 1,000 litres, lasts all summer, but only 2 months in the winter.
Sunday 8 December 2013
I just don’t believe this weather. Bright sun and clear blue skies. We are going to lunch with some friends today in the next village, Yegen.I hope it’s good. Forgot to mention – Jill has put up our Christmas trees and decorations. It’s all looking very festive.
Monday 25 November 2013
It’s beautiful here at the moment. Clear blue skies and the sun is shining. Having said that, the central heating comes on as the sun goes down, and the fire is laid ready. We didn’t come here to be cold!
Wednesday 20 November 2013
Welcome back to all my followers. We went to England for a couple of weeks, and I have not been too well. Nothing serious – man flu! a cold to the uninitiated. Anyway, I’m back now, so normal service can be resumed.
Thursday 24 October 2013
My Twitter and Facebook followers already know, but we have had a new front door fitted. The photo I took is in portrait, and for some reason makes the door look square when I upload it. As soon as I have solved this problem (or taken a fresh photo in landscape!) I will post it.
Monday 14 October 2013
We have a full house tonight – some returning Brits and some Dutch motorcyclists. Jill wanted to do a different meal to the last time they were here, but they insisted on the slow roasted lamb again. I can’t say I blame them.
Thursday 3 October 2013
Our latest guest comment: Excellent! Wonderful! David & Jill, you have a really nice home and the best B&B ever. We would love to stay here again. The beds are super.
Wednesday 2 October 2013
Well, it’s October! You wouldn’t know it by the weather, though. It was lovely yesterday, and some guests who went walking this morning confirmed that it was “Quite warm” out. Can’t be bad.