Time flies. Pt2

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Reach for the sky. For those in most of Spain right now, the grey stuff is what we regularly call an overcast sky.


Picking up from part 1, what else has kept me away from blogging? Oh yes! Last Sunday, Mrs S suggested we get up a little earlier and go to the park at Virginia water. The early bit was so that we could bag a free parking space opposite the park. Part one of the plan worked like a charm, we got up early and headed out…….
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Time flies. Pt1

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Echinacea and the bee. If it’s not a book title or a band, it should be(e)

Hello again everyone and by everyone, I particularly mean the six stalwarts who’ve signed up to be mithered via e-mail to say I’ve managed to put together another set of ramblings. Anyway, thank you again for not yet deleting me and for popping in to look what I’ve been up to. To those who have stumbled upon this page accidentally, welcome, pull up a chair and have a read. It’s free and no animals are ever harmed.

What have we been up to exactly, I hear you ask? Not blogging would be the first answer, with about three weeks passing since I last put digit to keyboard. As the title suggests, time flies and I just don’t know where the last three weeks have gone. Continue reading “Time flies. Pt1”

To Spain by car (and ferry)

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This might have been a good way to travel.


I’d always been the most enthusiastic to spend more time in Spain, with Mrs S just slightly behind but when we made the decision to go for three months, the roles reversed and Mrs S became the more proactive of the pairing. When it came to booking the ferry, I was tentative to say the least and yet I had no idea why. Anyway, I eventually pressed the button and the ferry was booked. This was of course on Brittany Ferries and would be our first time together on a boat, ship, floating object. Continue reading “To Spain by car (and ferry)”

Six month report.

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It’s been six months since I first put digits to keyboard and started this blog. Coincidentally, according to the statistics, the 9th of June saw the blog reach 1,000 views. Now, while this is hardly an earth shattering performance, it’s more than I expected when it started and to be honest, I don’t really know what I expected. Continue reading “Six month report.”

It ain’t half hot mum.


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House martin approaching the nest.

Well of course it is, it’s June after all and the meteorological summer has arrived in Spain. Even though we’ve been here for almost ten weeks, I can honestly say we haven’t acclimatised too well. Mrs S has taken to a vampiresque lifestyle (minus the bloodsucking) and the evening strolls have veered towards late night walks, when it is much nicer for a stroll or strollete if you prefer. Continue reading “It ain’t half hot mum.”

What to talk about next?

The blog below was just about finished and I was almost ready to publish it, when we heard the dreadful news from Manchester.  We truly are lost for words but wanted to  send our condolences to those who have lost loved ones or have been injured.

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Large salsify head.

Again, it’s been longer than I’d have liked, before being able to write another blog but here we go, finally. I have to admit that I have been struggling for something to talk about, so this one may wander off here and there but it’s something different to be writing without a thread in my mind…..

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A walk on the coast, in December.

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They climb a lot better than we do.

I thought it was time to have another look back some of our very early walking attempts and try and bring them up to date but it’s ok, I won’t be going through each and every one, although each one has something noteworthy about it, at least in my mind. So,  as well as slow walking, I’ve added walking down memory lane to the mix.

Since buying the house, we’d managed a few (very) short walks out of the village and decided that it would be great to venture further afield, to try and walk to some of the places we’d only visited by looking at them from afar but not that far. Continue reading “A walk on the coast, in December.”

Semana Santa.

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The band arrives.

This was the first time we’d been in Spain for what is Easter in the UK. In Spain, they celebrate Semana Santa and is the most important religious date in the Spanish calendar.

We’d planned to go into Malaga, later in the week to watch the big processions, having seen them on youtube and suchlike but we ended up staying in the village and were really pleased we did.

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On location. Part 2.

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Cool in the shade.


Anyway, I remembered there being a car repair centre next to the Eroski supermarket, which wasn’t far away at all and so we drove down there and I explained what had happened to one of the mechanics. He took the wheel, which went on a rig, he squirted some liquid on the dented part of the wheel and it bubbled madly all over the place. Continue reading “On location. Part 2.”