Sod it. Let’s go to the beach…

Holiday week was in full swing. I’d suddenly realised one, we hadn’t been to the beach yet and two, I’d failed to have a decent cafe con leche. This needed rectifying, ASAP. Marbella, the area we had initially scoffed at was the chosen destination. The trip once again looked straight forward on the map, andContinue reading “Sod it. Let’s go to the beach…”

Truce agreed…

Another work day done. Managed a walk down by the river, the neighbours have struck a deal to keep the dog on a long lead after 6pm. This was a test on that agreement, struck up just yesterday. Works really well as I tend to finish after 6 anyway, so the ability to walk stressContinue reading “Truce agreed…”

A quick swim it is…

The afternoon arrived. We headed to one of the many Chinese owned shops that seem to sell everything, there appears to be at least one in any reasonably sized town in Spain. We have found that without Amazon (no postal address where we are staying), the local ‘China Town’ store is the next best thing!Continue reading “A quick swim it is…”

What iron bridge?

Blimey. We’ve been here just over a week. Feels like a month already. I’ve been working for the first time today, actually felt quite normal. Time will tell! Anyway, we are getting ahead of ourselves. We were due to arrive to our airbnb mid afternoon, the reviews had said it’s rural and a bit offContinue reading “What iron bridge?”

Next time book Europcar like everyone else…

The plane landed 20 minutes early, apparently with less flights currently, planes can go more directly. The mask wearing was impeccable adhered to, even whilst managing a horribly strong coffee next to a 2 year old. We already had our QR code ready for covid security checks on landing, passports at the ready. Being oneContinue reading “Next time book Europcar like everyone else…”

Let’s get on with it…

Ok, so the car had gone. Dog had gone. Just needed to plough through the work week and prep for the flight, early Sunday morning. A hire car had since been acquired locally now my license had arrived, all coming together nicely. Friday had arrived and I still needed to pack a case, it wasContinue reading “Let’s get on with it…”

Preparation is Key…

So the plan to move to Spain for up to 6 months and live out lockdown in the sunshiine was on. Work seemed cool with it, first major box ticked. But then how were we going to fund it. As soon as my wife’s redundancy was announced, I panicked and immediately requested a mortgage breakContinue reading “Preparation is Key…”

So here we are…

Well, what a first week. To set the scene, this is being written with a freshly poured glass of Rioja beside me outside in temperatures still over 20 degrees, we arrived in Spain yesterday, but wait. My 2 year daughter is crying. Bear with me, back in a sec… literal crickets, silence. I haven’t moved,Continue reading “So here we are…”