Hi All. Trying very hard to look for the positives at the moment, but it is not easy. Poor Ann is really going through it. I’m just hoping bad luck comes in threes. She is nearly finished with her second lot of antibiotics and they don’t seem to be making any difference at all to the really horrible cough she has had for six weeks. On top of that the car hire company (Europa, Intarent note the name) ripped her off to the tune of 97 euros when her hire car got a puncture that it may well have had when she picked it up. Thirdly and by far the worst, she got mugged by two crooks in Lidl car park this morning while doing the shopping. One distracted her while the other nicked her purse, with all her credit cards and 300 euros cash in it. She is not hurt, but understandably really shaken up and angry. I would love these bastards to die very slowly and painfully. It is not so much the loss of the money, nor the inconvenience of having to cancel all the cards. It is more the sense of vulnerability and loss of confidence that it engenders. I hate them.
The house continues to be cold. We have gone back to a log fire because we can’t get the lounge temperature above about fifteen degrees any other way, but are getting increasingly desperate for the weather to change. Can’t wait to get into the new house!
Looking forward to Roger and Sveta coming out at the end of March, and really pleased to hear about the new job. Sounds interesting. All the best, hanging on in there.
Andy and Ann.