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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 8 years or more and now we're spending a lot more time here.

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Archive for the ‘Andalucia’ Category

A Day at the Seaside

Just spent a great day travelling around the seaside with Maureen. We set off relatively early for the two-hour+ drive down to the coast stopping at various places along the way.

Seaside

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Overheating and OverClouding

MapWhat a day it has been so far.

So the plan was simple… lie around until Maureen was done with her keep-fit in nearby Cullar, pick her up, drive to Baza for supplies, off to the garden centre in Zujar then off to the lake for a swim.

Well, that was the plan…reality was somewhat different…

After a couple of short falls of rain over the weekend I figured we were all set for a super-sunny week and that is indeed how the day started.

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Peace and Quiet in Bedrock

Fabulous start to the week – as well as being peaceful and quiet – the weather has been startlingly good with temperatures past 30c most afternoons – which is good for sunbathing, good for the solar panel and good for heating the hot tub! All round good in fact, not to mention the sunsets.

Sunset in Galera

After a peaceful weekend, we went off to the coast yesterday. Maureen was after some more plants and while we were there I picked up an Easter Island man to ward off bad spirits (well, you get the general idea).  And that leaves the issue of how to protect HIM…

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Summer is Coming

Galera

Since our Valencia trip we’ve stayed largely local, visiting friends and enjoying the weather – which has been a little more unpredictable than usual for the time of year with a pretty cold breeze for most of the month up to now, though the last couple of days have been superb.

Don’t get me wrong, it has been sunny most days but the air itself when the sun dies down – has been cool. We’ve done some work around the house and garden, Maureen has been catching up with her reading while I’ve been learning some new stuff on the computer. Meanwhile we’ve had several sessions down at the local pub.

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Too short a Break

Wine from BullasI can’t believe we’ve been here a week already – time flies.

Once we got settled into the cave and had time to start looking for things to fix, we discovered more minor issues, there’s been a little vandalism down at the roundabout – someone cut the solar panels clean. You have to wonder about people (especially as there’s an on/off switch). Anyway, that’s all repaired and the shower which had been deliberately disconnected will soon have a new copper connector – might just put a cattle fence generator on the metalwork in future. So all’s well there.

The Pergola had an unrelated electrical issue – a dry solder joint (I can only imagine the extreme cold in the evenings) but I fixed that yesterday. There is always something to keep me busy.

Meanwhile I’ve been working on my tech blog, I’m on a voyage of discovery right now, in-depth learning about something very technical (modern Javascript Objects) and we’ve spend some quality time with our neighbours/friends and had a great night out last night at Emilios Bar (Calle Los Carriones, Castillejar). I noted there’s a photo club of sorts up there but as they meet on the first Monday of the month (8pm) I’ve had that until May.

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Time is Precious

CaveIt will soon be time for our trip back to the cold, wet, political desert known (just) as the United Kingdom just as the pound equals the Euro on its way into oblivion. I have some great friends there who do I do miss when we’re not with them – but returning to Brexit Britain is not something I am AT ALL looking forward to.

However, for now that’s just something we have to do. It won’t be long before I find an excuse to come back here and of course we’ll be back full swing in April anyway so an intermediate trip is mainly down to finding decent flights and avoiding the worst of the Andalucían winter so probably that’s February out if previous years are anything to go by.

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