Hi All. Many thanks for all birthday wishes. Had a very pleasant barbie yesterday and today we crawled out of bed at about 10.30 and went for a bike ride. This is not the relaxing experience that it might be as I am constantly looking over my shoulder and listening for the thump as Ann falls off and hits the floor. It only happened once today, so slightly better than normal! We stopped for lunch at the restaurant we had been to for New Years Eve, and then came home for a swim. All very pleasant, but my single remaining brain cell is becoming just a faint glimmer due to indolence and lack of the necessity to do anything useful. I’m not sorry to be moving on next month. Great to talk to Ross on Skype this morning. Having it working has made such a difference.
Happy birthday Andy for the 10th April. We’re definitely getting on a bit because we had the birthday BBQ a day early due to a little mix up of the days and dates! However, it was great to celebrate with a few friends from the Costa Blanca Male Voice Choir.
Great BBQ food Andy, excellent company, and loads of wine and laughter. The sun shone for us and we had a brilliant afternoon.
Greetings from sunny Spain. 28C today, and we sat out on the patio having a barbecue until 20.45. We did get the Sahara sand at the beginning of the week, though. It arrived the night after I had spent nearly all day polishing the beast to a state of gleaming perfection for the first time since we bought it. Came out in the morning to find a thick layer of red earth all over everything. The swimming pool looks like a duck pond. Cleaned it all off yesterday only to find this morning that my neighbour had had a massive bonfire late last night and the beast was now covered in ash. Have decided to revert to my previous policy of benevolent neglect.
We are both still suffering from chest infections, so haven’t been doing much. Hoping it has cleared by next week as I have another concert next Saturday, and we have friends coming for lunch on my birthday. (41 again). Apart from that we are spending a lot of time reading and trying to work out what we need to do to get to the point we would like to be at in eighteen months time (which we haven’t really managed to define yet.) Computers are still driving us mad with constant malfunctions. We are sure it is a problem with the server but they are denying all responsibility. We are thinking of fitting a pigeon loft to the caravan when we move on as it may be simpler and more reliable.
All the best, Andy
Andy has cleaned out The Beast and sorted out the tyres. We are cleaning out the caravan and reducing our stuff again. It’s amazing how much you accumulate in 6 months.
We have booked our first two campsites for May and June along the southern coast of Spain. We have also booked a stay in a campsite in France and our ferry crossing to the UK for July 28th.
we are both looking forward to getting on the road again although we have had a great time in Jalon. We may come back here next winter. Who knows?