Thursday 22 January 2015
It’s definitely getting colder. Mind you, the sun is still shining, so it can’t be that bad. We woke up to a little snow this morning, but it rarely settles at this level. We can see three mountain ranges from here – Sierra Nevada, Gador and Contraviesa – and they all have a dusting of snow. Roll on spring.
Friday 9 January 2015
Christmas and New Year are well and truly over. Now it’s back to reality. The weather is still glorious, even if a little chilly at night. Our little Bridge Club played outside yesterday until 6pm.
Monday 22 December 2014
Another year is coming to a close. It’s been the hottest, driest year for many years. Even today the sun is shining and the sky is blue. In case I don’t get time to post again, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all my readers. Hope to see you all in 2015.
Monday 8 December 2014
Another holiday weekend successfully negotiated. A Little calm now before the next storm.
Monday 24 November 2014
Regarding my last post – I tried to put the central heating on at the end of last week, and it didn’t come on. I have called Jesus, the plumber, and he is coming this afternoon.
Tuesday 11 November 2014
Things have calmed down a bit on the bookings front. We like to be busy, but October and November have been pretty manic. The weather has taken a turn for the worse, too. The rain is hammering down at the moment. I’ve lit the log burning stove every night for about a week, but I’ve not had to resort to the central heating yet.
Sunday 2 November 2014
It is still hot here, but the forecast is dreadful for tomorrow onwards. Tuesday is set to be 11c and 100% probability of rain. Never mind – we’ve got plenty of logs for the fire and plenty of diesel for the central heating.
Tuesday 21 October 2014
This is getting crazy! Every day I wake up to a new booking – and we continue to get bookings from all over the world. We love meeting such diverse and interesting people.
Monday 13 October 2014
Since making a conscious decision to concentrate our efforts on B&B, we have been really busy. It means we are getting people for 2-3 nights, with quite a high turnover. It keeps Jill out of mischief, cleaning all the rooms!
Monday 29 September 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 September 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!