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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 more than 14 years and are currently working on making the country our permanent base.

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A New Dawn across the Way

In my last entry in here, the local builder was in the early stages of digging up the hill to make something out of a couple of ancient caves – well, now there’s a vast labyrynth in the making – Simba and did a quick check on progress this afternoon.

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The sun is out, we have a new robot vacuum and much more

A lot happening right now… the weather is definitely improving and I’ve lots of new tech toys to play with, all we need now is for the UK to open up to those who’ve had their Covid injections and we’re all set for a visit. Meanwhile, it looks like the one eyesore within earshot of our cave is being turned, slowly but surely into a home. The amount of digging going on across the hill beggars belief.

Cave across the hill slowly transforming into a home
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Annual Pre-June BBQ Out in the Woods

We have our annual BBQ just before June because that is the cutoff-date for open fires in the country around here (too high a possibility of damage June through August) (see previous BBQs here and here – most never made it past Facebook). So, off eight of us went yesterday to the far end of Huescar, 4 cars, lots of grub. Ahead of us the usual animal traffic jam…

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A day in the life…

I wonder if being disfunctional as a courier is a worldwide phenonenon or just reserved for Spain?

Last week, UPS sent me a message to say a parcel would be delivered on Saturday. It didn’t arrive then they sent another message to say it would be delived a day later. It didn’t arrive. I contacted them on Facebook and they apologised for the mix-up – the package is held up in customs.

Meanwhile – a visit to the lakes
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Galera Photo Club Meets Again after a Covid Break

Just a very quick note to say that Galera’s informal, friendly photo club which has been dormant during Covid, will meet again in Pizzeria La Poza bar in Galera on June 14 (2021) – 7:30pm for 8pm start. All guests are most welcome. Some of the folks are into proper cameras, others like me use Smartphones so nothing overbearing. I should imagine the 14th will be quite informal as it is so long since the last meeting – hopefully it will be a great summer for photos.

Whatever your level of interest, do join us.


And here we are again in Almuñecar

Back at the same hotel a month later, this time with a 4th floor balcony. The drive to the coast from Galera was uneventful, cloudy skies for much of the trip but here at the beach the skies are clear, wind is a bit choppy, not complaining…

View from our balcony

This is really starting to look like summer down here, a couple of days to visit familiar sites and get my Tandoori fix then off to Nerja to a favourite spot Balcón de Europa and nearby shops. I’ll update this with more photos later.