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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 week of Visitors and More

FlamencoWhat a great week this has been…   on Sunday we headed off to Granada to pick up my sister-in-law Elizabeth and her husband Dale. We stopped overnight in Granada and as we’ve done before took the opportunity to experience the Flamenco dancing up at the top of the hills in Granada overlooking the Alhambra. Our visitors of course had spent the morning at the Alhambra itself.

Maureen and I arrived in Granada in the afternoon – and it was HOT – thankfully our hotel, the Five Senses Hotel (on Calle Gran Via De Colon) had a little (and I stress little) pool on the top of the building which was kept VERY cold.

Just as we were about to arrive at the hotel I spotted a little Indian dealer in Calle Elvira (I think #67 – next to Marchica Shawarma) and the first thing we did after parking the car was to go back to that store – and as I suspected she sold incense sticks – lots of them – they turned out to be winners all but for one packet which was almost empty!!!

The first thing we did after meeting our relatives in a local cafe where Maureen and I stopped for lunch, was to go and  soak in the hotel pool followed by a shopping trip in the middle of Granada – around Calle Ermita – which I have to say was excellent – in the car the town is a disaster but on foot there is just so much to see and do. 

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A very Busy Week in Spain

Fireworks in GaleraHard to believe it’s been a week since my last write-up.  One set of neighbours has gone off to France for a while and others have appeared as often happens this time of year – so we’ve been busy catching up, partying, working on the hot-tub and made a discovery that might help our water supply.

Flushed with the success of my first attempt at heating the hot-tub on solar, achieving temperatures up to 38c, I’ve been putting together a new version based on 100metres of black irrigation pipe…

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Pool by Pool

Another in the series “Spain, pool by pool” – yesterday we went off to Tijola – which in case you didn’t know, is along the A-334 heading east from Baza  -  and discovered this beauty..

pool

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First Pool Trip of the Summer

Orce Pool

A very quiet weekend this weekend – after many trips to pubs and to visit friends recently and having had one friend staying with us, terminating in a Malaga trip late last week, we basically vegged over the weekend so today after Maureen’s Pilates session, we were in a mood for getting out of the house. Despite the fine weather, we’ve been unusually late this year in getting to the pools and lakes – that’s mainly because it hasn’t been THAT hot – and some of the pools here are very cold indeed, no more so than Orce pool which is spring fed. But with the temperature hitting 35c+ (100f+) today and with very little breeze we took a trip over to Orce pool.

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Roasting Saturday

In case you were wondering  – yes, as more people read my blogs I’m noting the load on the servers increasing and so I’ve put page breaks to make the home page a little more speedy – you’ll note “read the rest of this entry” links appearing and they’ll take you to the full articles.

Galera HotelSaturday was once again roasting hot here in Andalucía (though today the sun has now gone away – a shame as we were planning a trip to Orce pool). Galera pool is not yet open but I notice that it has been nicely painted up – looks great.

Our (American) friend Marsha is staying with us – Maureen and her are lifelong friends and so this is a good time for me to find projects!

We’re having a blissfully peaceful and quiet time in our little corner of  Galera – the girls were out and about for part of the day yesterday and I’ve been working on the Pergola, replacing old controls with new and at long last making the green LED lighting variable so that I can turn the intensity up and down depending on the time of evening, hence saving (battery) power later on at night.

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A Night in Castillejar

musicCastillejar is a small hamlet in the Huescar region, less than 20 minutes drive from Galera. Last night having bought tickets to a cheap night out, we headed off there with friends.

The bar, Bar Pizzeria los Mellizos, is well hidden away off the main street in Castillejar (which has a population of well under 2000 people) and so in all these years we’ve never seen that particular bar before, though we have been to a couple of the bars in that town which are very nice. This event turned out to be a little different to the norm…

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