Mucho estresado ahora! As we are hitting the road shortly we wanted to get the car thoroughly serviced, which needed paying for. No sign of my wallet which contained all my debit and credit cards, and which I hadn´t used for a week. No sign of the accounts being used either, so presumably it has fallen out of my pocket somewhere. We turned out every room in the house, every cupboard, drawer and piece of furniture, but still no sign of it, so I have had to cancel all my cards which can´t be replaced until we return to England. Trying to look on the bright side, the house has never been cleaner and Ann will be forced to get her brain working on full power again so that she doesn´t lose hers as well, leaving us stranded in a foreign land without funds! The other bonus was that we virtually stripped the inside of the car to bare metal, and in the process found Ann´s bunch of keys carefully tucked into a hidden pocket behind the driver´s seat. I wonder how they got there? A certain nameless young man with a bit of previous in the key hiding department happened to be sitting in the seat nearest to this pocket on the way back from the Verd y Vent a few weeks ago, which was the last time we saw them, but we both feel sure that this is pure coincidence. Hmm. Incidentally, the garage worked on the car for six hours solid and charged us twenty Euros for labour with parts at cost. I don’t understand the economics of that at all.
Delighted to see Lawrenson Mews in Billingshurst. This is not the first time a family member has had a road named after them. George Morth, who was a builder in Horsham and was my great great great great grandfather had Morth Gardens which are off the Causeway near the museum named after him. There are three lovely and completely original Georgian cottages still there which he built for his three daughters. Bet everyone really wanted to know that! I expect Wakefield was named after a distant relative as well!
Weather is still lovely and we are swimming several times a day, when we can be bothered to rouse ourselves from a state of torpor. Ann has just completed a really good big picture of the mountains near Granada. I will get her to post it in her Art file. I am chipping away at a very large monster which I’m hoping to finish before we move on. It’s quite hard on the hands using a hammer and chisel all day, but good to be doing something physical.
We are leaving here on 18th May, so if anyone fancies a quick break in the next three weeks get in touch asap. We would love to have guests.
Off for three courses and a bottle of vino with friends now. All the best, Andy