Hi All, We haven’t posted recently because frankly there hasn’t been much interesting to report. Weather is still brilliant and we are still swimming, but the water temperature is now down to about 19C so we will probably have to pack up soon. Clocks went back last week, so the evenings seem longer. At least we have a tv this year, though it is all in Spanish and mostly complete dross. Ann had a nasty stomach bug last week, which has helped considerably with losing weight, but is not necessarily the recommended way to do it. Our Spanish classes are going well, and we both feel we are making much more progress than last year. We are also going to Art classes with a lady called Julia Evans who has both of us working enthusiastically. She is a superb painter, and if anyone wants to get an idea of her work just google Julia Evans, artist, Benidoleig. I’m also busy with choir rehearsals at present as we have five performances before Christmas. One of the songs we are learning “Va Pensiero” in Italian, which is quite challenging but good fun.
Our plans for the future are a bit up in the air again. Having gone off France because it is so expensive we had almost decided to buy here, but there are so many corruption scandals involving builders, planners and local politicians, plus the national government seems determined to move the tax goalposts to punish immigrants, so we are holding fire for a bit. Fifty one major figures were arrested last week in a corruption scandal involving more than 250million euros that seems to go all the way up to the Prime Minister, but nobody believes that they will be made to pay for it.
Really looking forward to seeing the family at Christmas. It was great to manage to Skype Nicki’s family yesterday, but not the same as being in the same room. BFN