The internet was fitted into the villa today! Wow it feels great to be connected again. You don’t realise how much you need or use it until it is not there.
The weather has changed to 20 – 22 degrees. It feels really cold! We have got a load of logs in for the winter.
We have had our first house guests. A couple of fellow travellers, Wayne and Pip who are exploring Europe for a year, came for a BBQ, swim and overnight stay.
Andy has found a choir to sing with and we start Spanish lessons again next week.
Hi All, We’ve settled Looking forward to seeing lots of people well into our new house, which is lucky as “the Beast” has started causing problems again. Hoping to get it sorted this afternoon, but the mechanic doesn’t speak any English, so it will be interesting to see how many wheels it has on it when we get it back. Still swimming every day as the temperature is still getting up to thirty, though the evenings are getting cooler. Ann is painting and I am trying to get writing again, but feeling a bit indolent! We have signed up for Spanish classes starting in November, and I am due for my first session with a local choir next Monday. Looking forward to seeing lots of people out here in the next few months. Roger, Sveta and Elena are coming in December which will be good. We may even have a car by then! We should have our own internet connection fitted by the end of next week, but at the moment are relying on cafes, so the blog could be a bit terse until then. Keep posting comments. Andy.
We tried out the pool today! It’s cold but lovely.
Everyone on the campsite came out to take pictures of this amazing sky.
It looked as if the whole area was on fire. Quite spectacular!!
We move into a 2 bedroom bungalow type villa on Sunday.
There is a pool and outside kitchen. We can park the caravan on site so it can be offered as extra accommodation for visitors.
It is 400 yards from the town of Xalo/Jalon in a valley with sun all day. Hopefully the weather will stay warm and we can use the pool for a few weeks. It is really hot at the moment but the campsite has closed the pool so we have to go down to the sea for swim. Apparently the coldest month is February. A lot of people BBQ on Christmas Day, so that sounds as though it will be fine.
Xalo is about 15 miles from the sea, has a huge Saturday market and has a lot of ex-pats. We have found some Spanish classes to join already and we are both looking forward to this next phase of our travels.
Unfortunately, there is no wifi connection at the villa so we are going to find internet cafes and tourist offices to keep in contact with everyone. There is still text messaging on my mobile phone number though.
Flights into Alicante are about £50/70 return so we are hoping for lots of friends and family to come over for a visit.
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The rain in Spain falls mainly on our caravan!
It was still warm enough to swim.
This was taken at the Tamarit Campsite.
This is the beach by the Tamarit Campsite just north of Tarragona. We recommend it! They have a lovely pool and lots of facilities. They do discounts in September, October and November.
We are definitely going back next year.