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catchthecat

catchthecat Report 29 Sep 2009 17:25

Hi everybody,
We have had terrible weather for the last few days but dare I say that the storms seem to have gone and there is even some blue sky. Went shopping yesterday down to Media Markt at Alicante, bought a new TV and hi-fi, been looking for ages. Going down we went on the N road but decided to come back on the autovia....drove through a cloudburst and there was actually standing water on the road, but everybody was driving very carefully, not that there were many people about.
Hope I am not too late to wish Bridget 'Bien Viaje', hope you will still be able to look in now and again.
Take care
Frances

SpanishEyes

SpanishEyes Report 30 Sep 2009 07:25

Good morning Everyone


Berona, I am pleased to hear that you have not had any more storms with all the red dust. I simply cannot begin to imagine what I would do, I guess you just have to get on with it. I looked up Sydeny as we have some relatives there and there were photos showing the Sydney Harbour Bridge, well actually the oint was it could hardly be seen!

Val, so glad that you had some fun time with your daughter and your friend, my husband enjoyed playing tennis on his sons' WI when said son visited in the summer. I am thinking of buying hom one for Xmas...

..OH no I ahve mentioned Christmas and it is not quite October yet!
Slap on wristt!!!!


Hope that the funreral you attended was not too sad for you.
As to the huge rise in crime you mention I am not sure waht to say. Was it a low crime rate previously, is ther more unemployment, is the crime wht nowdays is described as Petty crime or is it more seroius crime......sometimes I wonder what is happening as the crime rates seem to be soaring across the world.
The R130 per K seems extortionet to me for Turkish Delight, have you ever made it?

Mary in Spain
We have now had torretial rain and amazing thunder storms for the best part of the last 4 days. The electricty is constanly going off, thank good ness we have 2 seperate circuits one up and one downstairs and the one up stairs seems to be more sensitive. However the do both go off although the downstairs one comes back on more quickly. We ahd 8 friends come to lunch yesterday and thakfully I mamged to get everything cooked before the powere went off again.

The storms we are experiencing now are some of the worst we have had in the 6 years we have been here. The final storm started around 13.00hrs yesterday and stopped around 06.30 this morning, water is still gushing down the mountain, we cannot see the sea clearly, the sky is vey ominus and grey and the stillness in the air is almost tangible....so yes I believ the storm will start again very soon.

The fishing boats have not gone out this morning...and that says a lot about the weather forecast.

As for my packing I shall do that today, also sorting out clothes which I have not usd for years and sending them to the charity shop in the next town as we do not have one here. Trying to persuade OH to throw or give clothing away is a nightmare so have to do it when he is engrossed in something ealse.


feeling a little sad this morning as I will not be seeing Jet and joe for some time, they are such good dogs and so loyal but they always seem to remember me and we have chosen the people who will care for them so they will be OK.

MAry just as soon as I get my comp up and running in the UK I wll be back. So I shall be relying on you all to keep this thread going for me....


Off now to start that packing and as flying with Ryanair very limited with what I can tak,e so feel a shopping trip coming on when I am in UK


Looking forward to reading your postings today


bye for now


bridget

Valerie

Valerie Report 30 Sep 2009 10:29



Good morning Bridget,

What a beautiful day it is here to-day.

I have just had a lovely surprise, a friend who has been away doing a stress release course for, the past 5 months popped in with her two grandchilden, to say she is back and now qualified.

This town was relatively crime-free until a couple of years ago, unfortunately it is not just petty crime. There is a lot of unemployment niot only here but throughout the country.

A Wii for Christmas sounds wonderful, it will certainly provide lots of enjoyment.

I trust you will have a good flight and settle into things in the UK.

I also saw some pictures of the dust storm in Sydney and they were quite something, I wanted to cough just looking at them!!

Bye,

Val in SA.

MaryinSpain

MaryinSpain Report 30 Sep 2009 11:00

Good morning all
Bridget I hope you have a good flight to UK and look forward to you adding on your thread.

Hubby just phoned me to say there was an earthquake last night 10 miles outside of Gandia - neither of us felt the earth move - although someone did say to hubby that her husband said his chair moved - tp which he received the reply you have had too many brandys !!!!

This morning the sun was shining so I went down to the supermarket to get a few things but now the sky has clouded over - hope we do not get any more rain - I have some washing in the machine. Oh well always tomorrow........

Take care all and enjoy your day

Love Mary xx

catchthecat

catchthecat Report 30 Sep 2009 11:31

Hi everyone,
Have just got back from the hairdressers so am feeling beautifully groomed and cared for, won't last...
Weather great at the moment but the clouds seem to be coming back. I feel so sorry for people who have come here on holiday, it has hardly been fit to do anything. When we were still working we always went away at this time of year and never had bad weather.
Hope you have a good flight Bridget.
Some friends of ours are up your way on a trip to look at ruins and things, hope they haven't got too wet.
Take care,
Frances

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 30 Sep 2009 18:03

*Hangs head in shame!! We have a Wii Fit and it has not been used for months and months!!! Too busy doing other things.

Bridget, if you pop on, I hope all goes well with the move, hurry back to us once you are established there wont you.

Love
Ann

MaryinSpain

MaryinSpain Report 1 Oct 2009 11:10

Good morning All
Well today we have blue sky but a little windy - don't mind that it will dry the washing.
My day started with a crousant (spelling?) and a glass of bucks fizz - not the norm I hasten to add but today is my birthday so that was my treat. Hubby came home last night with a bunch of flowers for me and is taking me out for a meal tonight and promised a shopping trip on Saturday - that should be good as I do not know what I want - typical of me. Will let you know what I end up with - I did suggest a set of saucepans for my new kitchen - which is still waiting for the cupboard doors to arrive from France - but hubby was not that impressed with that idea.
Bridget hope everything goes well tomorrow for you and your suitcase is the required weight and look forward to hearing how you have settled down and all about the UK - it is 3 years since we went over but we are going over end November / early December for a wedding and to see our family - can't wait to see the grandchildren - bet they have forgotten what we look like.
Take care all and enjoy your day
Love Mary xx

Valerie

Valerie Report 1 Oct 2009 12:12

Hello everyone from a cool and damp JBay, I say damp because we haven't actually had rain only a slight drizzle.

Happy Birthday Mary, hope you have a lovely day . Mmm Bucks Fizz and croissant not a bad start to the day!! Enjoy your meal out to-night and have fun shopping.





Bridget, look forward to hearing from you again once you are settled.

Take care.



Val in SA..

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 1 Oct 2009 13:34

Mary, lovely start to the day. Hope you continue to enjoy your day and your promised shopping trip.

Ann
Glos

SpanishEyes

SpanishEyes Report 1 Oct 2009 19:27

Will you all please keep this thread going for me , i will be on again as soon as Possible

thank you for all your kind comments

Bridget

catchthecat

catchthecat Report 2 Oct 2009 12:23

Belated Happy Birthday; Mary. Hope the day was a good one, Bucks Fizz...great way to start the day.

Weather fabulous again.

Enjoy the day.
Frances

Berona

Berona Report 2 Oct 2009 13:08

Just wishing you the best in your move, Bridget. I don't have anything to report, only that the red dust is still evident on cars which don't get washed very often. Mine is clean once more and we have a forecast of rain over the weekend, so some of the others might look better in a few days' time!

Hope you had a good day for your birthday, Mary.

Valerie

Valerie Report 2 Oct 2009 15:45


Hello,

I've been running around like a headless chicken to-day!! Not sure why everything was so upside down. Did the usual weekly shopping this morning, I love the shopping but don't like packing it away when I get home.

Weatherwise it was a pleasant day, but still no rain.

I think I will be getting take-aways for supper to-night.

Bye



Val in SA.

MaryinSpain

MaryinSpain Report 2 Oct 2009 16:12

Good afternoon all
Thanks for the birthday wishes- Had a lovely meal in Denia last night with hubby and Jeni our next door neighbour - sat outside eating - it was a lovely warm night. Looking forward to my shopping trip tomorrow spending hubby's money - lol.
Another glorious day today - really hope it lasts as my mom is coming over on Wednesday for a week. Will be picking her up from Valencia airport early afternoon - can't wait !!!
Youngest son has just phoned me - he sounds awful bad throat and chesty cough . hope he manages to get rid of it soon. Moms we do worry don't we.
Hope Bridget got off ok and soon manages to get back on line so she can tell us all about everything.
Will try and get on computer over the weekend - if I do not hope you all have a good one.
As weather forecast is good we are having a bbq tomorrow night.
Take care
Love Mary xx

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 2 Oct 2009 17:53

Hello all, glad your rain seems to have stopped Mary, hope the weather holds for your Mum.
Met up with friends for coffee at the garden centre this morning. He is sporting a natty line in nose tubes leading to his oxygen, until March he was playing golf, he had a cold, then a cough, then it affected his lungs and the hospital don't know what the problem is but he can't walk more than 50 yards without the oxygen. However he is so bright and cheerful and never complains, an example to all the men I know when they are ill, and of course he can't play golf now. T didn't play golf today because he still has a problem with his foot so, after coffee at Blooms Garden Centre and a wander around we left them and went out for lunch at a Brewers Fayre, (fish and chips 2 for £9.) Then to Tesco to get the shopping. Spent the rest of the afternoon making cards.

It has turned quite chilly here today so i guess our Indian summer has gone, hope Bridget has her winter woolies on!!!

Ann
Glos

♥†۩ Carol   Paine ۩†♥

♥†۩ Carol Paine ۩†♥ Report 2 Oct 2009 18:06

Are you here yet?

SpanishEyes

SpanishEyes Report 2 Oct 2009 18:53

Hello everyone


I arrived safely and on time but at Reus airport the board said that our flihgt was delayed, the suddenly about 5 mins before take ooff the mesage acme across that this info was wrong and it was 10 mins till take off. can you imagine the chaos, ashamed to say I was very cross especially as I allways book to be one of the first on and priority, but was virtually last on and couldn't find space for my hand luggage. I even sounded bad to myself!!

Weather in UK not ot cold in fairly sunny Essex/suffolk border, staying the night overlooking the marina in Ipswich and now going to have a nattaer wth my daughter.
Leave here around 6am tommorrow which shoild mean an easy drive to destination. Then meet the Agents for the flat whish is in a place called Sandrock Hall at The Ridge and the Home is in Westfiled nr Hastings


Thanks for keeping this going

Must go

bye and good night

Bridget

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 2 Oct 2009 22:09

Glad you got there OK. What airline were you with, doesn't sound very good, although it was maybe the airports fault rather than the airline. Annoying not to have space in the overheads though, these days there is usually plenty of room. still i hope the rest of your journey goes smoothly.

Ann
Glos

Valerie

Valerie Report 3 Oct 2009 08:13



Glad to hear you arrived safely Bridget, hope everything goes smoothly now.

It's cloudy and very humid here to-day.

Jimmy is still battlling with a chest infection and now has cellulitis in his right lower leg, and is not a happy camper right now.

I must be off to offer some support to the ladies selling pancakes this morning, jhjave told Jimmy to stay in bed while I am out, of course whether he will is another question!!

Bye for now,



Val in SA.

me

me Report 3 Oct 2009 08:17

Morning All
just to let you all know i am feeling lots better and starting to enjoy this new role in work
Theres nothing like meeting peeps and sorting out their problems
i Also get time to look round some old graveyards in the areas i go on site visits
Anyway i hope you are all well and keep this thread going
have a nice weekend all