We picked up our ‘company’ van on the 22nd. It needed a service, so we booked it into the mechanic for the 27th. In the meantime, I managed to break the rear window whilst trying to turn around in one of the many tiny spaces in our apartment complex. Like many of the buildings in … More A Trip to the Hospital, Another (Small) Accident), Lovely San Agustin & an Anniversary
It’s been just over 3 weeks since we arrived In Gran Canaria and we love it here. But, as with any new country, there are some differences. The windows open inwards This actually makes sense because, anybody walking past on the outside, won’t hurt themselves by walking into an open window. 90% of the houses … More Life So Far and a Small Accident!
Hello lovely readers. In my last post, I mentioned that we had gone in search of a winery in San Bartolome de Tirajanas, with no luck. So we headed home and Michael did some more research, only to discover that we’d passed the winery several times in our travels! Uuggh. Back we went the next … More Bodega Las Tirajanas
For those of you who don’t know, we’re here to start, and run, a tour guide business with my son, David. So the first thing we need to do is familiarize ourselves with the area and find routes that we think would interest our guests, and last week we did just that. From our little … More A Day Trip to the Hills
Hello lovely readers. If you’ve been following this Blog, you’ll know about my passport nightmare. If not, you can catch up here and here. As of March 16th, still no Citizenship Certificate despite my MP’s office sending 2 emails both with no response. I politely email her back and suggest that maybe it’s time for … More Passport Saga – The Finale. Spring Weather and on the Home Stretch Now
Well, the saga continues. 😦 As of yesterday, still no sign of my citizenship certificate. I’m now beyond belief. Another phone call to the passport office. This time, I get up at 5:30 am (they’re 2 hours ahead of me) so that I can perhaps be one of the first in line. The recording tells … More Our Move to Gran Canaria-Passport Saga – Part 2
My husband, Michael, is from Viking descent, and so we incorporate some of the Norse holidays and feasts into our life. October 31st is Halloween for most people. For us it’s Harvestfest/Winterfest, for others it’s Samhain. Whatever you call it, it’s as good excuse as any for a feast and, of course, wine. “Wine” for … More Harvestfest/Winterfest, Lucy Settling In & a Trip to the Italian Store
Winter is getting closer! Yikes. The leaves on some of the trees in our street are almost all gone. But, it’s still quite warm, thank goodness. We’re still managing an evening drink on our patio most evenings. We spent the day with Ella and Neil on Thursday. Went for a long walk to the park … More Fall Mantle & A Day With the Grandchildren