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This is the Spanish website for Peter and Maureen Scargill. When in Spain we live in Galera in Andalusia (for clarify that is the English spelling - Mid-Spain they spell it Andalucia and pronounce it "And-a-loo-thee-a").

We've had a home in Spain for a decade or more and now we're spending a lot more time here.

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A quiet afternoon at Emilios Bar and Cafe

Emilios bar and cafe

Not that many people out last weekend – the shops are closed Thursday and Friday as it was a bank holiday – and the weather has been atrocious for the time of year, so we settled down at one of our favourite local restaurants for coffee and tostada.

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A lovely Winter Morning

Lovely winter morning? Not a lovely winter morning! The first of these pictures was sadly taken precisely 1,198.3 miles (1,928.5km) North of the second (hence the quality variation) mid-morning this morning. For those of you enjoying the sunshine in Southern Spain, please spare a thought for friends suffering the god-forsaken weather in the Northeast of England – it’s been like this since at least 1954, with brief bursts of sunshine in between showers.

Crappy winter morning

Lovely Winter Morning

Still, at least we still have mail from China, just as well as we soon won’t have a lot from Europe, another good reason to be in Spain.I’ve spent much of the Christmas holidays collecting new toys from our oriental friends, a great way to keep warm and at least I can keep an eye on the place and enjoy the sun by proxy – a poor substitute for the real thing.

I hope our friends in Galera and surrounding area are making the best of this sunshine – looking forward to seeing everyone in the not-too-distant future, meanwhile, of course,  keeping in touch with some of you via Facebook and email.

The September coastal Trip

We spent most of the week – start of September 2018 with our friends Dave and Karen, travelling at the bottom end of Spain – we made a base just outside of Ronda (just over an hour Northwest of Marbella on extremely winding roads) and from there took a day-trip to Gibraltar.

Our Hotel just outside of Ronda

Above, our hotel, a cute place complete with gardens and a pool, just minutes outside of Ronda.

Below, eating out near Ronda:

Eating out in Ronda

For our first night out, after a long and interesting walk through the shopping area, we ate in Ronda itself, not much there to talk about as the cafe food there is mostly Spanish. On our second night we ate out of town, again nothing in the way of international cuisine but we had a good time anyway with plenty of variety, half-decent wine and most importantly, good company.

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A Nice Sunday Walk

Much as it was tempting to go to the village pubs AGAIN, instead, this evening, we went for a walk in the hills and here are the photos…

Hills around Galera

Hills around Galera

Hills around Galera

Relaxing BBQ Sunday and beyond

We spent our Sunday this weekend with friends Debbie and John over at their new place in Huescar. Very relaxing. Yesterday (Monday) we did very little, today, despite not getting up until late morning, I’ve managed to give a new media box a good thrashing along with a new web-cam and we ended the day out with friends in the village. Tomorrow we’re off past Caniles (near Tijola in fact) to a favourite swimming pool – Fuente De Cela.

Debbie and John's place in Huescar

Fuente De Cela

Smack in the middle of town, a lovely pool surrounded by restaurants,

Quiet July in Galera

Thanks to the heat we’ve not travelled too far since we got here early in July, but we’ve met lots of our friends here and below is a pic of one of our afternoon sessions with our neighbours.

A session downstairs with John and Julia

The weather has been quite stunning, providing many opportunities to sit and do nothing. Now I have my Doogee camera back, I can capture the lot in style. Of course, as you can imagine we’ve also been to Lake Negratin and the pool at Orce. Sadly the regular post lady is on holiday and we’re not convinced all of our post has arrived.

Here we are at Emilios just a few km away for a quiet coffee and tostada… again, stunning weather.

Emilios bar