Keith on April 27th, 2013

It wasn’t until I logged on tonight, Saturday, that I realised  that I had not done a blog since Portugal. We left Casa Rosa on the 16th of April heading into Spain for a two day stop at Monfrague near Placensia.  Left there on the morning of the 19th for the four day journey to [...]

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Keith on April 6th, 2013

Today, Saturday, we did the usual, the market to buy our fruit and veg for the week.  At the market you get a picture of the social structure, or, at least, our take on it.  We are old enough to have memories from many years ago.  What we see here is how things were in [...]

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Keith on April 4th, 2013

If the weather here doe’s not  improve in the next  few days the chances are we will be packing up and returning early.  We are fed up with the frequent heavy rain and strong winds.  We are unable to go for a walk, ride our bikes or go bird watching, which, by the way, is [...]

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Keith on April 2nd, 2013

We have experienced a few problems on this trip which has resulted in a need to focus on solutions and make frequent changes to our plans.  We will not burden you with the details, suffice it to say that it has been like a crisis management course where you solve one problem and another arises. [...]

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Keith on March 11th, 2013

Just watched the U. K. news and weather forecast, minus 3° in U. K.  Here 29.7° in the shade.

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Keith on March 10th, 2013

For sale in a market, a sign. SOMETIMES I WAKE UP GRUMPY.  SOMETIMES I LET HIM SLEEP. Jan was tempted to buy it.  If Ann had been there they would conspired and it would have been in the bag. Can’t think who they had in mind!

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Keith on March 3rd, 2013

GOOD NEWS. Today, Sunday, we decided to go for a long walk at a parque natural at Gran Alicant, between Santa Pola and Alicante.  Overcast with a light breeze is was  warm and comfortable, just right for a walk and some birding.  The good news?  several species of what we in the U K call [...]

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Keith on February 28th, 2013

We know you like to hear when it is sunny and warm, well sometimes it is not.  Yesterday it was as low as 7° and it rained most of the night rounded off with hail stones.  This morning a thunder storm to match any thunder storm.  Coming down in buckets or what? Some ex pats [...]

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Keith on February 27th, 2013

The dish we brought with us, 90cm, Would not pick up any T V stations and limited radio, no national stations.  We sought advice and purchased this monster, 1.2 mtrs, we get all the main T V stations plus all the radio stations. It has to be well anchored otherwise it would go in a [...]

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Keith on February 21st, 2013

This morning visited one of the local markets.  Jan bought a two piece dress, (had to haggle).  Keith, a C D.  The main purpose was to replenish the fruit bowl. Sorry, we are not sharing the strawberries.  They do look nice. Be careful not to dribble on the computer when you look at the photo.

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