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Winters in Spain

I don’t know if I was expecting constant sunshine but it came as a bit of a shock when the rain started to fall over here. I was starting to get REALLY depressed on the second day of rain until I looked at the TV to see what’s happening back in Britain!  As I write this temperatures are down to 9 degrees at night – maybe as high as 15 during the day- but considering the alternatives back home… that’s not bad. Earlier in the week it got up to 23 degrees one afternoon over here – I don’t think even London managed anywhere near that.

Yesterday we got to the bottom of our problems with the jacussi – the main electronics panel is shot – and so Costco are sending another one to the UK and we’ll fit it ourselves when we’re back here over Christmas – so what of the meantime – well, I figured we really need only minimal heat to stave off freezing so I bought a fully-submersible fishtank heater and that’s in there now, where it will remain until I’m back here with the repair kit.  Somewhat less powerful than the 3Kw inline heater that normally keeps the water piping hot but it’ll do the job until we get the parts.

We had a nice walk over the hills yesterday morning then a trip into town for some supplies, the rest of the day I was glued to the computer as I am now – though we did manage a trip to the “Curry Cave” last night – such nice people and the food is lovely. OF course business isn’t exactly brisk around here at this time of the year – especially in the current recession and so it was a quiet night with only two couples. Gave us a good chance to talk to the owners however.

I saw the most depressing sight yesterday – on the main road in the village of Galera. There are many, many cats and dogs in the area and one of the smaller kittens used up it’s 9th life – just before we got there – splattered all over the road – and the first thing we saw was it’s head with eyeballs popping out like something out of “Total Recall”… gross. Someone won’t be happy.

Back home on Sunday and not looking forward to the drop in temperature! Today as you can see from the panorama – the clouds in the mountains are great. It’s warm and dry for our last day here – which is nice.

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