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Monday 29 August 2014

I think the weather has broken. After months without rain, it has been raining, on and off, for the last week. I can’t say we don’t need it – we do – it’s just that we don’t want it, if you know what I mean.

Friday 19 August 2014

Wow! Where did a month go? We have been busy, and it’s been really hot here in Válor. Also, we took a short break. We went to Ibiza for 6 nights. We can get a direct flight from Malaga, courtesy of Ryanair. Book in advance, read the small print carefully, and follow all their rules and you’ll be OK.

Monday 11 August 2014

Well, the Charanga Band was great on Friday night. We got to bed a bit before 3:00, so not too bad. Then our friends were here for Saturday night. Nan & granddad (our friends), their daughter and son-in-law and their 4 children. We had a great time.

Wednesday 16 July 2014

We’re having a heatwave, a tropical heatwave! It has been over 25C at 8:00 in the morning for a couple of weeks now. The good thing about the summer is that the swimming pool is open (which has a bar which sells food and ice cream) and so is the “Chiringuito” or Summer Bar. Two great places to eat and drink in the evening.

Monday 7 July 2014

The World Cup is almost over, with no English or Spanish involvement. However, the sun is shining and the swimming pool is open. What more do you want? I’m taking the opportunity to do a little routine maintenance on the house.

Sunday 22 June 2014

The football’s been a bit of a disappointment, but life goes on. It’s only a game! I even took my “Lucky Flag” to the bar when Spain were playing, but it didn’t help. I was optimistic about England’s chances too!

Wednesday 11 June 2014

Well, here we are in the middle of June. Quiz Night tonight at the Aben Humeya. I think I will have to be the Quiz Master next time. The summer bar, Suizo 2, opens on Friday – just in time for Spain’s opening World Cup game. You would think that Raul had planned it that way!

Monday 2 June 2014

We went to a wedding BBQ on our friends’ roof yesterday. Being British, the rain didn’t put us off! Typically, the sun is shining today. Our guests are going to Cabo de Gata today. It is quite a long drive, but well worth the effort.
We are expecting a group today from alpujarrasulayr.com, Turismo Activo. Let’s hope they can bring some more tourism to the area. It’s just what we need.

Tuesday 20 May 2014

It’s still hot here, but the forecast for tomorrow is 100% rain. I guess it’s going to rain then!

Tuesday 13 May 2014

The weather must suit the Golden Orioles. You can’t drive round a corner without seeing one at the moment. I also saw a Hoopoe today.

Monday 12 May 2014

Well, we are really into a busy period now, hence the infrequent updates. It’s unseasonably hot here at the moment, so when out walking you need plenty of water. Like Alexander Armstrong says on Pointless, we have 3 returning couples this week. I’m glad they like it here.

Wednesday 30 April 2014

Wow! Time flies. We have been really busy, and we are going to have a busy May too. We’re not complaining, though. The weather has turned really warm. We need the rain, but we don’t want it during the day!

Monday 14 April 2014

I think summer has arrived, but having said that, it wasn’t a very cold winter. We really need the rain, but I hope that it comes at night and doesn’t disrupt our walking.

Wednesday 9 April 2014

As mentioned in the last post, Claire, Steve and four children have now been here for nearly a week. It has been so busy, but great fun. It will be a sad day at the airport tomorrow.

Thursday 27 March 2014

The storm force winds of the last couple of days seem to have blown themselves out. Odd, but no rain accompanied them. Let’s hope we are now in for some more settled weather. Out daughter, her husband and their 4 children arrive in a week. We want it to be good for them.

Thursday 20 March 2014

Regular readers will know that we have a pair of bats that have been visiting us for the last few years. Well, they are back – messy little beggars that they are!

Wednesday 19 March 2014

It’s market day today. Jill has bought some new plants for the roof garden. I just do the heavy work, like carrying bags of soil to the roof. Jill is in charge of all the pretty stuff.

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.