Archive for May, 2018


Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Janna canceled so I had time to take it easy and water my own garden, prune the wisteria and passionflower a bit, practice the Graller, sit down and write this. Then after I have writen this, spoken to my dad and practiced the ukulele, I will put the dinner on.
The weather is still playing silly buggers, i haven’t had to water the lawn yet and it’s really nearly June.
Friday night was the last Friday night at Pepes town bar for the foreseeable future as he was handing it over to someone new.
Saturday I worked all day while Moira got the house ready for guests. They arrived then went straight out again, while we stayed in and watched britons got talent.
Sunday morning the guests left quite early, Moira put the washing on while I sorted the pool out, which is finally looking like it should do. I think I know where I went wrong but I have already bored enough peopl to go on about it. Everything done we went to Roses as we mistakenly thought there was something special going n in Roses. Instead Moira bought some saddles and me some espadrilles, the espadrilles were for my birthday. That night we went to Pepes as it was his last night, we met up with Cerrie for a couple then came home to drink to the end of a short era.

Three quarter length trousers

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

This weekend the swimming pool has been messing with my head, we had guests until Friday morning and the pool was starting to go cloudy, they left, I chucked some chlorine in but probably not enough.more guests arrived on Saturday, the pool wasn’t perfect but they wanted to swim so I put a little bit more chlorine, again probably not enough, but then I couldn’t chuck loads in as that would mean the guest couldn’t swim. It kept looking better then worse again. The guests left as did Moira, was going to London to buy a frock. Today I have had enough and chucked all the liquid chlorine we have left at it, which probably won’t be enough.
A part from the pool everything else went well. It was my birthday Thursday, we met Cerrie, Inger, Irena and Pepe in the bar for a couple of drinks. Friday night again in Pepes this time with just Cerrie and Sonny.
Saturday I wasn’t working in the morning so went to Figueres to buy peanuts.we stayed in that night and watched the pool get a bit better.
Sunday when the guests had got up from breakfast we went to L,Escala for a walk along the prom, we ate on the balcony that night for the first time for ages, this time the pool wasn’t looking that great.
Monday morning the guests left leaving us with a name of a good Indian restaurant in Barcelona

We have a president

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Back to writing on the old iPad that I have to say is quicker then the computor even though it’s older then the computor.
The weekend, we had guests, it rained, but not Friday night, Friday night was off course Pepe with Cerrie. Isabel and Stweart were going to come along but didn’t feel we deserved to have to listen to Stewart’s sister in law who apparently doesn’t stop talking.
Saturday I worked all day, finished doing the garden of the Austrains which should mean that for the next couple of weeks I won’t have so much work to do. That night we did have guests and that night it did rain all night. it was Eurovision night, it was so good that I feel asleep half way through.
Sunday was cold and wet. We went to Girona Temps de Flors as we always do, except last year, a lot less people then normal due to the rain, but still enjoy the whole thing especially as every year we always see something new. We had time for a curry then a bit more of a walk round looking at more flowers then home by the slightly faster train then the one we got to get there. I took Mums wedding ring to Girona, If I remember I will take it to Pepes next weekend.

Aunty Mary had a canary

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

got the old computor out for the first time for ages, had a bit of time as Joanna cancelled, she is working, and i had no need to go to Figueres with Moira. time to catch up, water the garden, check the pool, practice the graller and the ukulele and even do a bit of studying catalan, then make dinner using the peas grown in the garden.
Friday night as usual was Pepes night, he might be able to get me the coffe bags i use for our coffee machine, which will be brilliant, as being Pepe the coffee will be good coffee and if i buy it using his name he vcan claim back the I.V.A.
Saturday i worked, it didnt rain like it was forecast, came home and mowed our lawn, as we were having lodgers, they turned up hung around a bit, disapeared, then returned saying they had to go as the daughter had been rushed to hospital, it seems she is ok now. they had booked and payed for 3 nights, we stayed in that night.
Sunday i worked a bit with Moiras help, then we went to Figueres as there was a fiesta going on, we stayed had a look around, drunk some beer, felt a bit like we where on our holidays then came home for something to eat and a walk up behind the village.