This is a rare and truly bizarre occasion indeed, writing a blog post surrounded by sleet, hail, snow, and a temperature of just five degrees C outside, in southern Spain. They´ve even had snow ploughs out, we didn´t know they had any here… Yesterday was all about spreading the news while still in shock. Today…… Continue reading Mil Palmeras Just Three Days Ago
Somebody asked me where exactly do you live? So I thought, there´s no better way to answer that question other than viewing the place through the eyes of a Drone up in the sky. This is home. Ola mum! One of many spectacular photos I´ve taken, from a playa you´ve just seen. With my feet…… Continue reading This Is Where We Live
“La Manga Del Mar Menor” means “The Sandbar of the Minor Sea.” A strip of land 21 kilometres long and just 100 metres wide (average) separates the Mediterranean from the Mar Menor “lagoon.” Quite an experience driving past (almost through) the vast Med on one side of the road, and the large lagoon on the…… Continue reading A Day Trip Out To La Manga
But first, some pretty photos of take off and fall down touchdown. Ascending up from Dusseldorf airport: Auf Wiedersehen beautiful Germany… Loved every minute spent with our son and his family down there somewhere… Descending down to Alicante airport: Ola beautiful Spain… The River Vinalopo in Alicante Province. It flows from north to south, and…… Continue reading How To Make A Fool Of Yourself At 40,000 Feet In The Sky
Except it´s just up our little road and down the next one… Surrounded by sea we are, with this vast green vista directly behind us, and mountains beyond. Timestamp: 8.40pm, Temperature: 32 degrees C, Location: Sat outside our local bar. Think I would have to be up in a helicopter to capture the sheer size…… Continue reading Britain´s Green And Pleasant Land?
There´s a new restaurant recently opened so we went to give it the taste test. Taken from the upstairs terrace, these glorious views aren´t officially on the menu, but deserve to be. Oh and the food was good too. Med to the left… Next to.. Distant mountains to the right with one of the two…… Continue reading Just A Mile Down The Road
Some friends of ours took us on a jolly day out yesterday. Oops, just been reminded it was Good Friday,, was it? Anyway we found ourselves in a lovely little traditional Spanish village. It was like stepping back in time: The village square… The round house… Real bulrushes… Best dressed house… Best dressed trees…! Surrounded…… Continue reading At The Foot Of The Mountains
And today´s extremely difficult task is: Having to put up with the view from where I´m sat, whilst sipping champagne on the roof terrace… AND, it’s only 30 degrees C in the sun,, in March…
With sparkling diamonds and red ruby´s ruled out, this is as good as it gets… Very nice, but not something you could hang round your neck and gloat to your friends about. Him: “Well dear, that´s as close as you´re going to get to owning a red rock — capturing one.” Me: “Why thank you…… Continue reading Did I Mention Red Rocks Or Was I Dreaming?
When I took these photos yesterday there was a GALE FORCE WIND, sorry,, brisk 15mph breeze. Aside from what we see on the news, I’ve forgot what gale force is. Look what it did to the mill pond… Don’t think there’s any need for flood barriers though…