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.
Thursday 19 September 2013
The Fiesta has come and gone. It’s probably the best Fiesta in the Alpujarras, but unfortunately for us all the action takes place outside our front door. We decided to go away this year, and spent 4 nights in Malaga. If you have only ever used Malaga as an airport you are really missing something. It is a great place to spend a few days.
Monday 2 September 2013
We had a terrible storm on Thursday. It caused quite a lot of damage to tracks, and some properties on the campo (in the countryside) were cut off for a while. Some properties were also damaged – mostly the ones outside the village – by mud slides and the force of the water. Fortunately, we are in the village, and we are fine.
Thursday 22 August 2013
I am now on Twitter, as you can see on every page! Feel free to “follow” and/or re-Tweet any of my posts.
Thursday 15 August 2013
Great news. We now accept payment by Debit/Credit card. The man came by with the machine at 20:10 last night – this is Spain – and installed it for us. Now we can go on Booking.com and other booking websites.
Thursday 8 August 2013
I’m about to join the “Twitterati”! During the next couple of weeks I intend to join Twitter so that I can reach a wider audience with my updates. I will, of course, continue with my bits and bobs here, but it will give others the opportunity to see what goes on here. Also, I have deliberately kept this as a one way communication system to keep full control over our website content. Hopefully, the new Twitter account will be much more interactive. Watch this space.
Tuesday 6 August 2013
I play Bridge with a few friends every Tuesday. I usually boast that we can play outside all year round, but today we had to play inside – it was far too hot to play outside!
Wednesday 31 July 2013
Where did July go? We went to England for a while, and returned with our granddaughters. Then we spent a hectic week entertaining them. The only rule we impose when they are with us is only two ice creams each per day. Ice pops and ice lollies don’t count! Jill took them back to their parent and I did some routine maintenance on the house. It’s a bit like the Forth Bridge, but it keeps me out of mischief.
Sunday 30 June 2013
Tomorrow is 1 July, and that is when the village swimming pool opens. It always seems a bit odd that they work to the calendar here. To my way of thinking, they could have opened it for the weekend and made a little extra money. Anyway, it will be open now until the end of August. Our two granddaughters will be here for a week soon, so I guess it will be swimming every day. It’s a tough job being a granddad!
Thursday 20 June 2013
Regular readers will know that Jill gives a dance class on Thursday nights. Well, tonight is the last one before the summer break – it gets too hot to do the type of aerobic workout that Jill does. So next week it’s the “End of Term” party on our roof terrace. That’s the only time I get involved – pouring drinks!
Thursday 13 June 2013
Where have 10 days gone? I don’t know, but I do know that it’s getting hotter every day now. We now have to make sure we take some water, even if we are only going for a short walk. On the plus side, you really feel you have earned that beer!