Archive for July, 2017

Gardening tours

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Friday night started with Rocky picking us up from Irena, Irena, Moira, Inger and I and taking us to Peralada pasta restaurant. He went, we ate then the 4 of us went to see Brian Ferry all for Irenas birthday, she had bought the tickets. The second half was great, I think I fell asleep during the first half.
Saturday I worked as did Moira in the morning then home to get the house tidy for guests and to get Moira’s jewellery ready for the Pau night fair. Some of the guests arrived , the other arrived while we was in Pau. As Sonya said we will make more money with bed and breakfast then with jewellery.
Sunday was up early to do breakfast a walk to Pepes via the tour de Garriguella, then home to do nothing but sleep and read and sleep and read.

Studying ants

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

It’s Wednesday I am all alone as Moira has gone to London to sell jewellery, so I took the opportunity to try one of the chilies that I have grown from the seeds Joanna s sister brought me over from Colombia. I have discovered that they need to be treated with respect
The weekend went as planned Friday night we went up to Pepes with Jack in tow. He loved eating the grass Emma just loved getting out.
Saturday Moira and I worked in the morning, came home packed, watered the garden and then went camping to what one probably called call Germany, as it seemed every German camper an in the world was on that campsite, I have no problem with Germans but when the waiters do not speak Spanish in a Spanish campsite, I feel it’s a bit odd. We went to that campsite to eat at a beach bar that night, but we got there and it was full, very full, so we ate in the campsite restaurant, not brilliant but not bad, good coffee. Then back to the tent for more wine and to chat with the only other British couple on the campsite, we only mentioned Brexit once, I get the impression he voted out as he was surprised to hear that Spain could show Brussels a thing or two when it comes to corruption.
Sunday we had breakfast at Sant Marti then walked the prom and back.
The girls and Jack where by the pool when we got home, we ate at home that night, and Jack had his first chickpea curry.

Don’t want to sleep

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Been a bit of a weekend. Friday was Pepes Sue and Bob came along, English clients, and Isabel client as well.
Saturday I worked pretty much all day we had guest, a couple who had been before and her mum and dad from Poland, they had a nice time, they also brought us some polish chocolate.
Sunday was a nice day Moira got the house ready for Fiona and crew arriving while me Irena and Inger went on the No to macro camping in Garriguella march. We ended up in the bar.
I went to get Fiona,Pat, Emma and Jack from the airport Sunday evening.
Monday friends of Pat and Fiona arrived, they had been traveling around Spain in a campavan, and cycling proper cycling when they could. They stayed 2 nights in their campavan outside in the street.
Jack has been learning Spanish

im a disaster

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

the weekend seems like ages ago, it was a long one as well due to guests. the first lot came from Australia, nice couple, traded us a brolly for some wine. they had been sailing round mallorca then some nights in France, Barcelona and finally us. they went then a young couple arrived eventually, stayed the night and left eventually. its nice though getting to meet new people, getting to know them a bit then possibly never seeing them again.
within all that guest stuff,i managed to buy a new phone, we managed to go to Pepes on Friday night, the usual, home by about 10.30. Saturday i worked all morning as rain was forecast for the afternnon and they where right, we stayed in waiting for our young guests that night.
Sunday we got up but they didnt. when they finally left we went to Empuria brava so Moira could buy some flipflops and then to walk along the beach. thinking it wasnt going to be too hot, but it was.
i havent got my colombian intercambia for a while as she is doing holiday cover so instead i am writing my blog, making peanut butter and hopeing that the electrician might turn up as the the plug socket doesnt work in the spare bedroom.