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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.

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, Facebook
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!