Archive for November, 2017

Waiting for the rain to come

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Loving my new reading glasses, Moira thinks they are a bit black, she is probably right. I had no idea what I was doing while buying them, as I generally wear what ever pair of sunglasses that I have found lying around, so wasn’t prepared for having to choose a pair of glasses that suited me.
They definitely help though, even though technically I don’t need reading glasses, they really help when my eyes are tired like tonight
We have had guests for the last 2 nights, they were gong to stay 4 nights but luckily it was a bit to cold for her, she really wanted to be in a hotel in Barcelona not a small village in the middle of no where. He had been here before so knew what to expect.
The weekend, Friday night was curry club night, held at our house this time, as well as Inger and Irena, Maria came and Ingers son who was here for the weekend.
Saturday we both sort of worked as Moira had a stall in the Anglican churches Christmas fair. She did ok, everything was going well until a man got up to sing, bless him he meant well. After him the place became empty and never really picked up again. Every time we go to a new fair they all say, it was much busier last year.
Sunday I did work, Moira helped me tidy up then we went to Jonquera to get Moira some new glasses by shear luck, on Black Friday weekend when all glasses were 40% off. I took the opportunity to get more mixed nuts as they are much cheaper in the Jonquera outlet. We then spent the rest f the afternoon looking for frozen peas and not being successful we did find a place that sold cans of beer for 24 centimos each.

Lichen grappa

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Just a quickly as I have to go and meet Joana at 6.30. Friday night, after I wrote the last blog, we went to Pepes for the usual meet up with Cerrie, I find myself having tortilla con patatas every Friday night. Saturday I worked while Moira did a tour of the bunkers of Garriguella with Inger, it was an organised tour. Moira said it was really interesting, what she understood as most of it was in Catalan. We stayed in that night to watch xfactor.
Sunday we went to Roses as Moira wanted fresh coriander, we then walked along the sea front have a beer then walked back to the car and the vegetables we got while buying coriander.

Very expensive jubilee clips

Friday, November 17th, 2017

Friday evening, it’s been a bit of a week with the weekend stuck on first. Moira had a Christmas fair to go to in a bowling club near where we used to live Saturday and Sunday. Took the opera unity of cheap flights to go with her, but first I went up to Norwich to see the Lawrences, had a lovely time catching up. Saturday I went down to London after a walk round Norwich with Betty, to meet up with Moira and Dan and Paulo to have a curry. The first curry of 4 that weekend. Sunday I went with Moira to the bowling club nod to meet up with Sarah, after another curry Sarah bought quite a lot of Moira’s Jewellery. That night we went for the third curry with Thuy and Graham.
Monday I made my way home to be picked up at Figueres by Inger, we went for a drink then I went home for the fourth curry that had been left in the freezer for me.
Tuesday evening I went to the supermarket then to pick up Moira from the train station as she had stayed a day longer.
Wednesday we went to steps as we didn’t go to Zumba, it’s harder then Zumba but less fun.
Thursday I went with Moira to Figueres, she was meeting up with Lidia, I went to get my eyes tested and finally buy myself some reading glasses, even though I don’t need them as I can read without them, it’s a bit complicated.

Not generally pausing

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

English tele is up and running, just in time for the cold nights in by the fire, which is well and truly being put on. Heating hasn’t gone on yet though, pssobly because Moira is working on fixing up the house again after the summer as moving around a lot.
The weekend went as usual Friday night at Pepes with Cerrie and Sunny, but this time it was Monica’s 16th birthday, Pepes daughter, so she was there with Pepes mum, Pepe ate with us as well. Monica spent most of the time on her phone, probably telling her friends how bored she was.
Saturday I worked pretty much all day with a bit of help from Moira in the afternoon. We stayed in and watched xfactor for the first time this year.
Sunday it was really windy so, when it’s really windy we go to Roses, as Roses is protected from the North wind. We took some soup and beer ad had a lovely walk along a bit of coast line that we haven’t walked along for ages. We bumped into inane and her daughter Lucy on the way home, they where meeting Inger in the cooperative that afternoon. We went along as well, Irena turned up as well. We stayed for a couple and came home to a curry.
Still haven’t fixed the bidet, and also have locked myself out of online banking, will sort the banking in England if I can be bothered.

onecan, twocan, threecan

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Fiesta… all saints day… time to eat sweet chestnuts, and dress up an evil elf.
that was last night, when i dressed up as an evil elf for the village halloween party.
the weekend seems ages ago, it went as usual, we met Cerrie and Sonny in Pepes town bar Friday night. i worked most of Saturday, we met Inger in Pepes town bar for a drink as it was her birthday. then home to watch Spanish tele even though Moira has bought British Tv, i havent got round to setting it up, still havent, maybe tonight. Sunday was the day to celebrate Ingers birthday, we went to St Marti de Empuries as she had never been there before and she had also reserved a table in the main square of the very small and old village. i was the designated driver, i had offered to be it. we went for a bit of a walk along the prom a beer in a hotel that Moira loves then back to the restaurant for a prety good meal. Irena couldnt make it as her leg was really hurting her and dhe didnt feel she could sit down iont he same spot for too long. we popped in on her on the way home for another drink.
Monday and Tuesday i worked but today was fiesta so we went to the butterfly park with Cerrie and Sonny as Irena had one a family ticket at the beginning of the summer and today was the first day we all had free to go along. glad i have been, could live with not going again.