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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 something like 9 years or more and now we're spending a lot more time here.

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A trip to Huescar

We spent most of Monday either shopping or doing something with the results of shopping. My jobs included the simple matter of putting up a clothing rail in two cupboards… except it didn’t end up so simple. Because cave walls aren’t flat, I tried creating a flat area in the cubboard about 2″ square. Well, to cut a long story short, the 3ft square area is now covered in PVA and drying so that I can recoat it in the white paint used everywhere. Tackling projects on cave walls is very, very different to doing the same in a modern semi!!

See the picture on the right – late evening – a partial rainbow, sitting in the sky with nothing above or below it – never seen that before.

After the umpteenth power cut yesterday we discovered that the caves are fed from a common temporary feed originally intended for the builders to use – and limited to 2.5KW – so now we have 2 neighbours, any combination of heavy-duty kit – such as washing machines – can knock out the fuse. We’ve had the builder over and that’s now hopefully fixed but just in case I spent part of the day putting the entire WIFI/Connectivity setup onto battery backup so it can survive a short power cut. Everything’s been fine since.

Maureen went on a mirror-buying spree yesterday and this morning (having slept in till 1am after a late night down in the village) after buying ANOTHER mirror from the village and some brackets to hold my new webcam (remotely accessible – more on that later) my jobs include finishing off the cubboards and hiding many, many cables on my desk, currently sprawled over the floor – not to mention plastering in some cables.

So sorry viewer, nothing too exciting right now, just work – we’re half-expecting the remainder of the furniture to arrive mid-week and so it’s just possible we might be able to end this trip leaving a fully-furnished home for our next trip. It’s sunny again today, I’ve just came back from the “Super Bazar” in Huescar armed with new tools, paint pad, plaster, insulating tape and a new USB hub for the laptop (so I don’t have to keep swapping gadgets back and forth), its around 32 degrees C, clear skies and it’s time for me to to some jobs.

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