Ouch! Just had the electricity bill. 250 euros for two months! The tax in Spain is very high and the house is not insulated so I reckon we’ve been heating the sky.
We had a fabulous week catching up with loads of people. It was great to see Nicky and her family so happy in their new home. Apologies to Jan for leaving her standing in the rain after lunch! We had to rush off to Sussex to see Ben and Angie. Very sorry we missed Helen but hopefully will catch up next time. Landed back in Spain at 12.30. Much needed siesta at home at 2.30!
Hi All. I can’t believe we have just had a week back in England. It absolutely flew by. We were both completely shattered when we got back to Spain, and slept the whole of a sunny afternoon away. It was great to catch up with so many people, and thanks very much to Nicky and Gavin, Simon and Shari, and Ros, who put us up, and Mike and Sarah and Steve and Chris who gave use a couple of brilliant lunches. We crammed as much as we could into the week, visiting Ann’s mum in Sheffield, meeting up with our former Spanish class members, Catching up with Keith and Lorraine and team Walrus at the Henty, and having a pleasant hour with Paul Gough who is living in our flat and is producing some brilliant paintings. I also popped in to Worthing College briefly. Good to see Mark Sambrook has discovered Grecian 2000 for his beard!
It seemed a bit strange to be coming back just as visitors, and made us both quite aware that there are things that we miss a lot, but it hasn’t done anything to persuade us that we need to be in any hurry to decide what we are going to do next. One thing is certain; wherever we eventually settle will have central heating! We hadn’t realised how inured we had become to living in a cold house. We now have two more firm dates for people coming out for holidays, so if you are thinking of coming please get in touch soon and let us know when you would like to do so. We are moving on on May 21st. All the best, Andy.
Two more sleeps and we’re back in the UK. Really looking forward to catching up with everyone. We may even find time to watch a bit of tele for the first time since August!
We joined the village fiesta del tres reys on Sunday. It is a Spanish tradition to celebrate the three kings with a parade through the village and finishing at the church and the main square. The kings have their faces painted, one white , one red and one black. They throw sweets onto the streets for the children. It was a good evening!