This week we have been house sitting with Pino and happy he seems too. Our adopted cat has settled into UK life very well though the local mouse and shrew population are not so enamoured with his arrival! We have been living in a house for the first time in over a year and a half and that is very odd as well. Though ‘Buster’ has had a great clean out and is ready for the … [Read more...] about Cat Nap or is it Home Already
When we left in January 2020, we had no idea that most of our planning and hopes would be a mirage. At the same time, we can only feel lucky to have been able to travel for the duration of the pandemic and our lockdowns were in warmer places. But like all good things it had to come to an end and with Brexit we had to return to the UK. We had attempted a visit at Christmas … [Read more...] about Test and disgrace, family and friends, back on the road.
Overstaying by 24 days, form filling, covid tests and self-isolation plus Test and Trace On the 23rd of January 2020 we set off on the Eurotunnel, the plan; drive through France, Italy, Greece, on to Turkey through Georgia to Azerbaijan, and then come back. Simple really. It did not work out that way! But it has been an adventure, over 6 months of various lockdowns 3 in … [Read more...] about Adiós España and Hello UK
Hi there yes, it is I, ‘Pino’ with an update. When I last wrote in February it was to ask you all should I go with them to live in England. Well so what did I do? Well I am in England! Once I told them that I would go, it was back to the dreaded vet place for more of those ‘jections’ I think I mentioned that I now have a wonderful Spanish passport that allows me go to live … [Read more...] about I’m Home and ……. Meanwhile back in Spain!
For the latest from Pino the Cat Scroll Down As lockdowns go ours has not been as tough as many of our readers, bars and restaurants are still open until 6.00pm and though we have been restricted to the area we are in, even that is lifting next week as the numbers across Andalucía continue to drop massively. We will be allowed move around the whole province and see … [Read more...] about A 60th and a Passport
Hi there and welcome, we are now fully one year on from when we departed the UK. Such a different world we now live in as we have looked back on the year we thought we could give you some numbers on how much this has cost how far we travelled plus some other highlights. But we will come back to that. This week we have had a long stretch of poor weather with lots of rain … [Read more...] about Wind, Waves and Whiskey????
After a break for Christmas where we were able to visit friends along the Andalusian coast, we are back in Zahora in the area of Cadiz and this is where we will stay for the time being. We can only count ourselves lucky as our new revised lockdown is not as onerous as many other countries. We can still go out and enjoy a meal up until 6.00pm and curfew they would want to start … [Read more...] about Hotel Cadizfornia
For one of this band of two this week, and it has meant that we have seen friends of old and more lately new ones for the week, and as is the case still in Spain, we have been able to eat and drink out. It’s also been a big celebration here in Spain itself, as Wednesday was Three Kings Day. The Feast of Epiphany is traditionally Spain’s main festive holiday, when children … [Read more...] about It’s a Celebration!
Well that was an interesting year, when we started 2020 life seemed so simple, we were getting ready for what we thought would be a fairly different adventure, by driving to Azerbaijan in our lovely Elddis Encore 250 motorhome. There would be some challenges but all in all an exceedingly long drive across new countries meeting lovely people, what possibly could go … [Read more...] about New Year New hope.