Togetherness!

I just realised that my last post was three weeks ago, so I had better update my blog. soldes coque iphone coque iphone 4 We’re still busy here, at the moment re-tiling the kitchen. coque iphone 7 plus coque iphone coque iphone 8 plus This is our first attempt at tiling a wall and there have been several occasions, over the past few days, when we have watched in despair as the tiles we stuck on the day before have fallen off again; however it is now finished and looks quite good. coque iphone 5 coque iphone xr coque iphone 5 coque iphone 6 Neither of us really have many practical skills though my husband can fix cars and I’m good at hanging wallpaper (rather an unneccesary skill out here as, traditionally, all the walls are painted). Moving out here has been a massive lifestyle change for us and I think one of the positive aspects has been that we have had to learn new skills. coque iphone 4 coque iphone 6 plus When we lived and worked in the u.k we could afford to pay other people to do any jobs that needed doing. coque iphone xs Now we plaster walls, tile, plumb the washing machine etc. coque iphone xr coque iphone 7 plus ourselves. coque iphone 8 coque iphone 6 plus coque iphone 7 At times we have found it hard, but at least we are doing things together and although there are times when we both get very irritated with each other, it has also deepened our relationship. coque iphone 6 plus coque iphone 8 plus coque iphone 7 Before Spain we both worked long hours and my job as a teacher also meant that I worked most of the weekend as well, in order to cope with preparation and marking. coque iphone 7 plus We were both always so tired that we seldom had the energy to even speak to one another. coque iphone 6 plus coque iphone 7 We now have time to go for long walks with the dog and explore our bit of Spain together. coque iphone 4 coque iphone en ligne coque iphone 6 Hopefully, as time goes on we will also gradually explore the rest of the country. coque iphone coque iphone 8 coque iphone en ligne coque iphone xs We have been to another party since I last wrote, at a tiny village called Gorafe, a few kilometres down the motorway. coque iphone 7 coque iphone en ligne coque iphone 7 There are only about a dozen houses there, all caves. coque iphone xs coque iphone 6 coque iphone 8 coque iphone 7 We sat outside and had a barbeque and enjoyed the company. coque iphone 8 coque iphone 6 We have also been to Freila for the evening where friends of ours were playing country music. coque iphone 5 coque iphone 4 coque iphone 4 Their band is called Nevada and they are extremely good and becoming very popular. They have regular bookings in this area and as far away as Albox and Almeria. coque iphone 6 plus coque iphone 8 plus coque iphone 5 soldes coque iphone coque iphone 6 plus We met some very nice people who were staying in the village for a few days as well, hopefully they will read this and leave us a comment. coque iphone 7 coque iphone xs coque iphone 5 The weather here is not brilliant at the moment. coque iphone en ligne coque iphone 8 plus coque iphone 8 plus We had quite a spectacular storm a few nights ago, with lightening surrounding the village and torrential rain. coque iphone 8 plus coque iphone xr The rain is very much needed here but I’m always happier when the sun shines again. I am returning to the U.K. coque iphone 6 plus coque iphone xs coque iphone 8 on Tuesday to see my children and grandchildren for a few days, I’m sure that the weather will be much worse there. coque iphone 7 plus coque iphone 5 The problem is knowing what clothes to pack as, though they tell me it is warm there now, I think it’s still probably a lot colder than it is here.

A gecko in the sink and “Scary Road”

Thanks very much to people who left suggestions for how to solve our “wall dilemma”, they made me laugh but didn’t actually solve the problem. coque iphone 5 coque iphone 6 coque iphone 8 We’re now looking for someone who can lend us a taller ladder. coque iphone coque iphone pas cher We’ve done a bit more work on the table this week, another few weeks and we may be able to have a grand opening ceremony and publish the photos. coque iphone en ligne coque iphone coque iphone 6 plus We have some geckos living on the roof terrace and were surprised to find a baby one, a few centimetres long, in our kitchen sink the other day. coque iphone I mnanaged to put him out of the window and watched him run off down the wall, hopefully to find his family again. coque iphone 8 plus coque iphone 6 (By the time you read this Kate should have added a picture for me). We had another really nice day at the lake this week. coque iphone 6 coque iphone 5 coque iphone 6 coque iphone xs coque iphone pas cher We found a small, deserted beach which was lovely. coque iphone 6 plus coque iphone 7 It was really private, probably because you had to climb down a near vertical slope covered in loose stones to get to it. coque iphone xs coque iphone 4 Worth it though. coque iphone 6 plus It struck me, while we were driving there, how good the roads are in this part of Spain. The motorway system is excellent and, as long as you avoid “rush hour” you can drive for miles and scarcely see another car. coque iphone xs The road surfaces are also much better than in the U.K. coque iphone en ligne coque iphone 4 When we first came to this area to look at property, about four years ago, many of the mountain roads had no barrier to stop you driving off the edge and down the mountainside to certain death. coque iphone en ligne coque iphone 8 plus One road in particular was christened (by me) Scary Road, as it consists of a series of hairpin bends with a drop of what looked to me like several hundred feet. coque iphone 7 plus coque iphone 7 plus coque iphone 4 coque iphone 6 The first time we drove along it my husband suggested, while negotiating a particularly tight bend, that we might pull over onto the grass verge (allof a metre wide) to look at the view. coque iphone xs coque iphone 4 coque iphone 6 coque iphone 5 Needless to say I declined. coque iphone en ligne coque iphone xr My actual words were “ARE YOU QUITE MAD ??!!” Anyway, Scary Road is scary no more. It now has a barrier along it so that even nervous passengers like me are not scared any more. coque iphone 4 We’re going into Baza tomorrow to the market to stock up on fruit and veg. coque iphone 8 plus coque iphone Apparently there is a fiesta in Baza at the weekend which includes, as entertainment, a large group of people with blackened faces running through the streets doing their best to smear all the passers-by with oil! It seems that this is something to do with a historical feud between the people of Baza and the people of Guadix concerning the hotly disputed ownership of the “Dama de Baza” a statue dug up somewhere between the two towns. coque iphone 8 coque iphone 8 plus I shall try to find out more about it. The fiestas in Baza are usually well worth visiting. coque iphone xr coque iphone xr coque iphone xr As well as market stalls, activities for the children etc. coque iphone 8 coque iphone 7 coque iphone 6 plus there are usually open-air concerts in the evenings. coque iphone 7 plus coque iphone 8 plus I shall try to get a programme tomorrow. coque iphone 5 The weather is a bit cooler in the mornings and evenings now. coque iphone 8 plus coque iphone xs coque iphone xr I took Bailey for a walk at about 9.30a.m. the other day and the weather was beautiful, like a very warm English summer’s day; though this is apparently something that doesn’t exist any more. coque iphone 4 coque iphone pas cher soldes coque iphone coque iphone 8 plus There are fig trees along the road here which are now loaded with figs, ripe for the picking. Delicious! Soon it will be pomegranete time and again these can be picked from the trees at the side of the road. coque iphone 6 plus coque iphone 8 Just off now to walk the dog and pick some more figs for breakfast tomorrow. coque iphone en ligne coque iphone pas cher Speak again soon.

The Wall

An “interesting” week for us. It started well; we went to a fiesta in the village at the weekend and had a really good time. coque iphone 6 plus coque iphone en ligne coque iphone 4 There was a bar set up in the street, lots of tables and chairs so that we could all drink too much tinto verrano in comfort (or maybe that was just me), face painting and other similar activities for the children, music and dancing etc. soldes coque iphone coque iphone 8 plus The company was great, most of out English neighbours were there, also a couple of other families who own property here but only come out at holiday times, and lots of Spanish families. coque iphone 6 plus coque iphone 8 plus Nighttime in a hot country feels totally different from nighttime in the u.k. coque iphone 6 plus coque iphone 6 soldes coque iphone coque iphone 8 coque iphone xr coque iphone 7 It’s a feeling made up from the heat, the humidity, the different sounds and smells and something else that I can’t define. coque iphone 5 coque iphone coque iphone 8 plus coque iphone xs I only know that every time I return here, the minute I get off the plane I feel a sense of well-being again. coque iphone coque iphone xr coque iphone 4 coque iphone en ligne So the evening at the fiesta was great, the only problem was that the fiesta took place at the very top of the village, right away fom any toilets. coque iphone 8 coque iphone The more we drank the more of a problem that became, a few desparate souls found relief by wandering off into the campo, but most of the British gave up by about midnight and finished the evening down at Bar Jesus where there are toilets. coque iphone xs coque iphone coque iphone 7 plus The same night there was a rock and punk concert at Baza with quite a few well-known spanish bands playing, but I think perhaps the fiesta was more our style. soldes coque iphone coque iphone 7 plus coque iphone 7 plus coque iphone 8 We’ve been working on the house this week. Most of the houses here seem to be a permanent “work in progress”. coque iphone 6 This is partly because the houses are made from brick covered by “yeso”, a sort of plaster which is painted white, hence the “white villages of Andalucia”. coque iphone pas cher coque iphone 5 The houses are repainted every so often, particularly just before the main village fiesta in June, a three-day party to celebrate the feast of San Bernabe. coque iphone en ligne coque iphone 5 coque iphone 7 coque iphone en ligne coque iphone 7 As most of the houses are caves, or at least have cave rooms, they also need constant maintenance inside as the paint tends to go powdery and fall off the walls after a while. coque iphone 5 coque iphone pas cher coque iphone 8 We have recently had the whole of the side wall of our house (outside) re-plastered and it looked great when it was finished, except that it needed painting. coque iphone en ligne coque iphone en ligne We decided that, to save money, we would do this ourselves. coque iphone 6 soldes coque iphone coque iphone xs coque iphone pas cher coque iphone The big problem is that our house is three storeys high (about ten metres). coque iphone 5 coque iphone xs The bottom bit of the wall was easy to paint from the ground, then we did a bit more from up a ladder, then used the ladder and a long pole with a brush taped to the end, then we managed to do a bit more by leaning perilously over the balcony and using the pole and brush from above. coque iphone xs coque iphone 7 plus The end result, after several hours and lots of wear and tear on my nerves, wasn’t too bad except that we are left with a sizeable patch that we can’t reach other than by possibly climbing up the sloping roof and hanging over the drop. coque iphone 4 coque iphone 5 Various people have offered solutions to this dilemma, though none of them are very helpful – the most popular were abseiling down from the roof; bungee-jumping from the roof and adding another brushful of paint on each downward and upward pass; dipping the dog in the paint and lowering him slowly down the wall. coque iphone 8 We are willing to consider any other suggestions, so feel free. All this hard work on the wall has meant that we have had to put our table project on hold for a while. coque iphone 7 coque iphone 5 coque iphone 6 plus The top is made and just wants rubbing down and staining but the legs may be more of a problem. coque iphone 6 plus soldes coque iphone coque iphone 7 I don’t have a lot of faith in my husband’s furniture making skills (though he’s quite good at fixing cars), however he assures me that he made a bookshelf when he was about twelve in woodworking lessons at school.

home again

I’m now back from the u.k. coque iphone 7 plus It was really good seeing family and friends again while I was there. coque iphone 4 coque iphone 8 My grandchildren change so much between visits; Theo, now eight months old and nearly walking, is so different from the baby I saw last time. The weather was awful for most of the time I was there and, unfortunately, I seem to have brought it back to Spain with me. coque iphone 4 coque iphone 6 I’m told it was lovely while I was away but we have had more storms and high winds since my return. coque iphone 7 There’s always a silver lining though, and for us the winds have been a source of wood for the fire, which will be needed in the winter. coque iphone 7 coque iphone en ligne coque iphone xs We went out yesterday, with our saw and collected quite a lot from trees that had been blown down across the river bed; unfortunately I now have a load of muddy washing, several insect bites and backache as a result of my labours! Anyway, the weather has now improved and it’s warm again. We decided, a couple of days ago, that we would walk the dog up to the dam and have a drink at one of the restaurants before walking back; this is something we used to do regularly but have not had time for lately as we have been too busy. coque iphone pas cher The round trip takes between two and four hours, depending on how many drinks you have. coque iphone 4 We set off just after lunch but unfortunately Khan, the village dog decided to accompany us. coque iphone xr coque iphone 6 plus Khan is a Doberman but the most gentle dog imaginable. coque iphone 6 Lots of people in the village feed him, particularly English friends of ours who have semi-adopted him. coque iphone 7 plus The story is that Khan was once owned by someone who wanted him as a guard dog; when it was found that it was impossible for him to frighten anybody, he was thrown out and ended up in our village. coque iphone coque iphone xr I think he must have been locked up at some time as it is impossible now to shut him in anywhere without him wrecking the place in an effort to escape. Because of this he sleeps outside most nights but will venture into houses for food or just some affection. The Spanish love fireworks and will let them off at the slightest excuse. soldes coque iphone Unfortunately these terrify Khan. coque iphone en ligne coque iphone xr When the villlage fiesta was on in June, he was so frightened of the noise that he attempted to hide in Bar Jesus, where he was promptly sick on the floor in terror at the noise. coque iphone 6 Fortunately, as everyone knows him, he didn’t get into too much trouble for this. coque iphone Anyway, our dog, Bailey, loved Khan coming on a walk with us and they had a great time exploring the campo together on the way there. coque iphone xs However, in order to reach the restaurants you have to cross a busy (for here) main road; as Khan has no collar and lead we were not happy to take him over the road and I’m not sure that the restaurant would have been keen on a large Doberman loose on the premises, so we abandoned our walk once we reached the dam and returned home without our drinkand tapas. coque iphone en ligne coque iphone 6 My husband, Bob, did try several times to send Khan home but the dog just leaned heavily on him, much to my amusement, and he gave up. coque iphone xs Anyway both dogs had a lovely time. coque iphone xs coque iphone 8 coque iphone 8 It has been rather a sad time in Bacor as an English friend and neighbour died suddenly last week. coque iphone 6 coque iphone 7 On Saturday morning there was a very moving service for him at the church here. coque iphone 4 This was followed by a cremation in Granada, attended only by family, then a walk up to the local cemetery where a plaque of commemoration was affixed to the wall. coque iphone 8 plus In the evening we all went to a wake at his and his wife’s house. coque iphone 4 coque iphone pas cher It turned into quite a merry evening (in more ways than one) which I’m sure is what he would have wanted. coque iphone 8 plus He was a very popular and well-loved member of the community, by Spanish and British alike. coque iphone xr Wherever you are, Brian, we’re all missing you. coque iphone 6 plus coque iphone 7 plus We have a tenant in our apartment at the moment on a long-term rental of three months. coque iphone 5 coque iphone 8 coque iphone 6 plus She comes from Canada and is lovely, we are really enjoying having her staying with us. coque iphone en ligne She is using the apartment for a base to explore from. coque iphone pas cher coque iphone 6 At the moment she is in Granada for a few days and next month is going to Morocco on an adventure trip which she found on the internet. She brought her mountain bike with her and is using this to explore the local area and using public transport to go further afield. coque iphone en ligne coque iphone xs soldes coque iphone We are looking forward to her return to hear all about her adventures. We finally started Spanish lessons yesterday evening. coque iphone pas cher coque iphone 7 plus These are free at the school in Freila and take place on Wednesday and Friday evenings. coque iphone 7 coque iphone 7 soldes coque iphone The teacher is a Spanish girl called Maria who looks about fifteen (though I’m sure isn’t really that young). coque iphone xr coque iphone pas cher She is a very good teacher and we thoroughly enjoyed the lesson. coque iphone 8 There were about eight other English people there and they were all really nice so, hopefully, we will also make some new friends. coque iphone 4 coque iphone 6 I hope anyone reading this post will enjoy it, please leave me a message if you have.

It’s soooo hot!

As you can see (hopefully) my brilliant student daughter has now added a picture of Bailey at the lake. coque iphone 8 coque iphone coque iphone 4 coque iphone 7 She has promised to come out here for Christmas and will teach me to manage the blog for myself. The weather here is now very hot. coque iphone 6 plus coque iphone xs coque iphone 6 plus soldes coque iphone The mornings are great and we waste a lot of time having coffee and croissants (from the baker over the road and still warm) and reading a book up on the roof terrace. soldes coque iphone coque iphone 5 coque iphone 6 By about 12a.m. coque iphone 8 plus coque iphone 7 plus coque iphone xr coque iphone en ligne it’s too hot to sit up there any longer as the sun is right overhead. soldes coque iphone We are going to build a shelter over part of the terrace so that there will be more shade but it’s just another one of those things that we haven’t yet got round to. coque iphone 6 plus coque iphone pas cher The Spanish thatch theirs with bamboo which grows in abundance down by the river, this then costs nothing but their time. coque iphone pas cher coque iphone pas cher coque iphone 8 We keep meaning to go and gather some for ourselves but are too lazy at the moment. coque iphone en ligne I now understand the whole Spanish “manana” thing. Actually we have been doing quite a lot of work – as in an hour of work followed by an hour of sitting in the sun with a cold drink, followed by another hour of work etc. coque iphone My husband, Bob, is currently building us a large table for the roof terrace so that we can eat up there. coque iphone 7 We have a great built-in barbeque and are looking forward to the table being completed so that we can have friends round for a meal. coque iphone 7 coque iphone 6 plus coque iphone en ligne It’s beautiful up there in the evenings. coque iphone 5 the view is fantastic as we are three storeys up. coque iphone coque iphone 7 plus coque iphone 8 The sunsets over the mountains are amazing and you can see millions of stars as there is very little light pollution. coque iphone 4 coque iphone 7 plus coque iphone 6 soldes coque iphone I am growing quite a few plants up there and we have “planted” solar lights in the flower pots so it looks very pretty lit up at night. coque iphone 8 plus We have an old stone sink, complete with washboard, which I want to cement onto a few bricks and stand underneath the outside tap up there. coque iphone It’ll be ideal filled with cold water to keep the beer and wine cool. coque iphone 6 I’m experimenting, at the moment, with plants, as I brought a lot of seeds with me from the u.k., however I think it’s too hot for most of them to grow here. coque iphone 4 Roses do well and Oleanders grow everywhere. I’ve also got a kind of succulent which has dozens of small flowers which close up at night and come out again in the morning but I don’t know what it’s called. coque iphone en ligne Geraniums are also very popular here and it’s traditional to have them in your windows; I have some in the windows to the apartment as the walls down there (the original part of the house) are about two feet thick. coque iphone 7 coque iphone 6 plus coque iphone 5 I bought a lemon tree and an orange tree from the market shortly after we arrived in Spain. soldes coque iphone They are about four feet high and cost me ten euros each, equivalent ones in the garden centres in the u.k are about £50. coque iphone 8 coque iphone 8 We put them in the small covered patio area downstairs over the winter to protect them from the cold; we then went back to the u.k. coque iphone 7 for three weeks in February (to see our new grandchild) and when we returned the orange tree was in blossom. coque iphone 6 plus The scent was fabulous and filled the house. coque iphone xr Neither tree has borne fruit yet, but maybe next year. We also have two small grape vines, one for eating and one for drinking (eventually). coque iphone 7 coque iphone 8 plus coque iphone 7 The villagers have these growing all over their properties and make their own wine, much of which is then drunk at the village fiesta in June. Just finshed reading (actually re-reading) “His Dark Materials” trilogy by Philip Pullman. coque iphone 8 plus coque iphone 4 coque iphone 8 plus Fantastic books! They made me laugh, cry and want a “daemon” of my own. coque iphone 6 plus coque iphone 6 Anyone who has read the books or seen the film (which is called something else but I can’t remember what) will understand this. coque iphone 8 coque iphone en ligne If you don’t, then read the books! Back soon.

Winter’s coming!

The sun is still shining here though the evenings and mornings are getting colder. coque iphone 6 coque iphone 6 coque iphone 8 plus coque iphone coque iphone 8 We’ve had no frosts yet but there’s a definite nip in the air. coque iphone 6 plus coque iphone coque iphone 4 coque iphone 5 My husband always does the late night dog walk and says that the temperature on the town hall is showing anywhere from about six to ten degrees; however it’s still in the high twenties in the afternoons and we’re still sitting out on the roof terrace with a book (or a page of Spanish nouns to learn) for a couple of hours most days. coque iphone pas cher We had another walk up to the lake, managing to avoid Khan, and took some good photos. coque iphone 6 plus soldes coque iphone soldes coque iphone coque iphone The rain we’ve had has made everything very green and now that the trees are changing colour the countryside looks even more beautiful. coque iphone 5 coque iphone 8 plus soldes coque iphone I shall ask wonderful, clever daughter to publish some with this post, including one of Khan and Bailey. coque iphone xr coque iphone 6 I really need to learn how to do these things myself! Following on from that last thought, I am now on Facebook! Lots of my ex-students from the u.k. coque iphone 6 coque iphone en ligne coque iphone 6 plus coque iphone pas cher have made me their “friends” and it’s great to hear what they’re doing. coque iphone 7 plus soldes coque iphone coque iphone xs coque iphone 7 (A tip for parents it’s also a good way to keep an eye on what your own kids are up to.) Anyway I’m finding I’m becoming addicted, which is a bit worrying. coque iphone 6 coque iphone 8 I log on at least twice a day and am most disappointed if no-one has left a comment on my wall. coque iphone 8 plus coque iphone 7 plus coque iphone 4 It was actually our tenant who suggested that I join, so that I could share the photos she has taken while she’s been here. coque iphone en ligne coque iphone 4 She is in Morocco for the whole of November, having an adventure, and left me a message to say she is having a wonderful time and has sent me some photos. coque iphone pas cher I’m extremely envious and can’t wait for her to return so that we can hear all about it. coque iphone xr coque iphone 8 If anyone out there wants to be my Face book friend and see our photos they are very welcome. coque iphone xr coque iphone 8 plus We are still persevering with our Spanish lessons, though not finding it easy. coque iphone xs coque iphone xs coque iphone 8 coque iphone xs coque iphone xr My plan is to label everything in the house with their Spanish names so that we see them all the time; might be a bit difficult to label my husband and the dog though! (Message for Karen – your Spanish is GREAT, I’m very impressed.) We’re doing our best to prepare for winter; making sure the house is as draught -proof as possible, that we have plenty of wood for the fire, that the chimney is clear etc. coque iphone 4 coque iphone 8 We haven’t yet lit the wood-burner but I think we’ll have to do it this week. coque iphone 6 coque iphone 5 soldes coque iphone The apartment is much warmer than our floor as it’s part cave and has walls about two feet thick. coque iphone 7 plus coque iphone xs coque iphone xs coque iphone 8 plus Our tenant will be with us till the new year and is having Christmas dinner with us, it’ll be nice to have her company. coque iphone pas cher coque iphone 7 plus Apparently there is a fiesta in the plaza on Christmas day afternoon (free food and very alcoholic drink again) so we’re looking forward to that. coque iphone 8 coque iphone xs coque iphone coque iphone 6 plus coque iphone 7 plus Last year there was no snow in Bacor but this year there is already snow on the sierras so we could well have a white Christmas. I’ll have to make sure we have plenty of supplies in just in case, but we have a little general store opposite the house, bar Jesus always has a roaring fire going in the winter and his wife cooks up excellent hot food, so I’m not too worried! Will write again soon.

Welcome to Bacor

We have now been living in Bacor for nearly a year and have finally got round to building a website ( courtesy of my wonderful daughter, Kate) and to setting up my blog. It’s been a strange year. coque iphone 5 coque iphone pas cher My feelings about being here are very mixed. coque iphone 5 i have left my family, including mother, sisters, children and grandchildren behind in the u.k. coque iphone 8 plus coque iphone 4 coque iphone 7 plus and am missing them so much; on the other hand it’s very liberating to be away from the responsibilities that family brings. coque iphone 4 coque iphone xr coque iphone xr Also, we are not the other side of the world and can be back with them in less than a day if necessary. coque iphone 6 plus coque iphone 5 coque iphone 7 plus There is also the excitement of leaving behind everything that you are familiar with and starting a new life in a different culture. coque iphone xs coque iphone xr coque iphone en ligne There are few other English families here, but those that are here are very friendly and have been very good at helping us to settle in. coque iphone 7 coque iphone 8 plus coque iphone 6 coque iphone pas cher coque iphone 4 We speak very little Spanish at the moment, though are intending to start having lessons in September, meanwhile the Spanish locals do their best to understand us and are very patient, though sometimes find things we have said extremely amusing; we have just found out that it’s very easy to say “I’m feeling randy” instead of “I’m hot”, also the Spanish for “rabbit” is very similar to word meaning a certain part of the male anatomy, so two there to look out for! Since being here we have acquired a dog, in spite of being determined that we would have no more pets. coque iphone 6 He is a former “street dog” who was apparently dumped in the village after his previous owners returned to the u.k. coque iphone pas cher coque iphone 7 His name is Bailey and we think he isa cross between a corgi and various other breeds. coque iphone 8 coque iphone pas cher He is very handsome and very sweet as well as being very well-mannered. coque iphone 8 He was obviously well-trained and looked after by his former owners, which must have made his life on the streets very difficult for him. coque iphone 6 plus coque iphone 6 plus he has a slightly damaged leg and a broken rib, possibly the result of being hit by a car, but has settled very well with us, to the extent that he does his best not to allow us out of his sight. coque iphone coque iphone 6 coque iphone 6 coque iphone 5 We take him out in the car with us but after a while he begins to get upset, I think he thinks he is going to be thrown out again. His main fault is that he still likes to chase vehicles, particularly motor-bikes, though he is now learning to sit to order so, hopefully, this behaviour will improve. The weather here is fantastic today though very hot. soldes coque iphone coque iphone 7 plus coque iphone 8 We have been to the lake this morning. coque iphone 7 I’ve paddled, not being brave enough to swim, and Bailey has spent a happy hour swimming out to retrieve sticks that we throw for him. coque iphone pas cher coque iphone xs coque iphone 6 plus We then had a drink and a snack at one of the bars and enjoyed the view for a while. coque iphone en ligne coque iphone 6 plus coque iphone coque iphone 5 Lots of canoes on the lake today, all brightly coloured. coque iphone 7 coque iphone 8 I took a photo but I’m not sure how well it’ll come out. coque iphone xs A beer, a “tinto verrano” ( red wine, lemonade and a large measure of alcoholic spirit) and a”bocadillo”(a french stick filled with ham and cheese) cost us 5 euros (about £3. coque iphone pas cher coque iphone soldes coque iphone 75) The price of living is another plus factor for living in Spain. coque iphone coque iphone 6 plus Well, I don’t know whether anyone will read this. coque iphone xr I shall direct all my friends in the u.k. coque iphone 8 coque iphone xs coque iphone 5 coque iphone 8 plus (who I miss dreadfully) to it and hope that anyone who accesses my website will also be interested enough to have a look. soldes coque iphone coque iphone en ligne coque iphone pas cher coque iphone 5 I will try to add to it every few days and will try (once Kate has told me how) to add a photo of Bailey.

Fiesta

It’s over a week since I added to my blog and the time seems to have gone by very quickly. coque iphone 5 coque iphone 8 plus coque iphone 8 coque iphone 7 It hasn’t ALL been work. coque iphone 6 coque iphone 4 We had a great afternoon at the pool at Freila campsite, getting there early afternoon and finding that we had it to ourselves. coque iphone xs coque iphone We paid five euros for both of us to be able to use the pool as much as we wanted for that day, that included being able to leave and come back again. coque iphone 6 plus coque iphone 8 coque iphone pas cher coque iphone 8 We spent several lazy hours there, sun-bathing, reading our books, drinking (tinto verrano again) and cooling off in the pool. soldes coque iphone coque iphone 8 coque iphone 5 coque iphone 6 coque iphone xs Apparently the food there is also very good and they serve a traditional Sunday lunch each week, accompanied by live music. coque iphone coque iphone 7 plus We haven’t tried it yet but will do so and report back. coque iphone pas cher coque iphone 6 plus Been doing even more painting, mainly re-painting the walls of the roof terrace and also attempting to solve the problem of THE WALL (see previous posts). coque iphone 6 coque iphone pas cher coque iphone 8 plus coque iphone pas cher coque iphone 7 plus We have managed to fix two long poles together, and with a roller on the end have now managed to shrink the size of the unpainted section, still can’t reach it all though. coque iphone en ligne coque iphone 7 plus coque iphone 7 I’m attaching a picture of my husband, complete with pole, for your amusement. coque iphone 8 plus coque iphone 6 coque iphone 8 The roof terrace looks great anyway. coque iphone 7 plus soldes coque iphone It’s approx. coque iphone 8 plus coque iphone 4 coque iphone twelve by five metres and is a great place for sunbathing, relaxing, eating, partying and looking at the beautiful view. coque iphone 7 plus coque iphone pas cher coque iphone xr It’s so nice that we have that space and can share it with our guests. coque iphone 7 coque iphone 7 plus coque iphone 7 plus coque iphone xs We went to a party yesterday at the house of some friends in the village. coque iphone coque iphone coque iphone 7 coque iphone It started at about three in the afternoon and we arrived home shortly before midnight! We had a really good time but I felt a little the worst for wear this morning. coque iphone 5 coque iphone 6 coque iphone 5 coque iphone 4 The fiesta in Baza started at the weekend but unfortunately we missed the “oil run”, which was on Sunday evening, however we went in today to watch the parade which was fanastic! It was led by a team of beautiful horses ridden by men in traditional Spanish dress, followed by the most incredible floats, people in fancy dress, dancers etc. coque iphone 6 coque iphone 6 There must have been thousands of people lining the streets or watching from their balconies. coque iphone xs coque iphone xr coque iphone xs The fiesta lasts for a week. coque iphone 4 coque iphone xr coque iphone 4 coque iphone 5 There is a fair and lots of bars and eating places set up on the site of the local market and a large stage where there are nightly shows. coque iphone 4 We are planning to go for at least one evening, hopefully to see some flamenco dancing; watch this space.