Saturday, June 17, 2017

Not A Lot To Report

I haven't done a post for a while as to be quite honest nothing much has happened. 

The weather is unbelievable, every day just hot sun and no wind, the beaches are getting a bit more crowded, but there is still loads of room.

Sunday arvo its drinks and music at Lua with the girls, Richard is gay so is happy to be one of the girls. 


 Most afternoons I go to the Samoa surf beach bar for a relax, swim and an ice cold drink, the sand is far too hot for the doggies so they stay at home. 

The other morning I was up before 07.00so I took a pic of the sunrise from the villa. 

The moon was still up as well. 

My closest neighbour has had his pool re tiled, I'm not sure which football team he supports. 

I took the motorbike for a spin, I went up to the village, there are nice views of the campo from here, the green has all but gone now, we havent seen rain for months. 

I also went up the dirt road to check out some of the more remote beaches.  

The reason I was up early on Tuesday was because I had to go to the main Jaguar dealer in Almeria to pick up a new key and to get it programmed, it cost an absolute fortune but was still a lot cheaper than an aftermarket one in the uk! It was just a bit too scary to have only one key especially as I will be driving back to the UK shortly.

Im looking forward to the trip, at least it will give me something to blog about.

Peace x


Monday, June 5, 2017

Hot Painting!



I have been meaning to tart up the villa for ages. As I now have no guests coming and am returning to the UK in July I thought I better get cracking.
What a mistake, I virtually got sunstroke it was so hot, plus the heat reflecting off the walls made it even hotter, the bloody paint was virtually drying on the roller.  I did manage to remove the crumbling paint work and plaster and did numerous spot repairs. The outside is now looking much better and I will finish it off when it cools down again, which will be in November!

Before.

 After. 

Externally I can only get at the front of the villa, as it sits on the side of a cliff and drops down three levels, the only way to paint the backside would be by scaffolding or abseiling off of the roof .

As it was too hot to do the outside I attacked one of the decks that is in the shade for most of the day. Its so much whiter now.  Its brilliant when you go to the paint shop to buy the paint, there is one colour, Mojacar white!


Much better.

Painting and cleaning up out of the way I thought I would go down to one of my favourite beach bars.

Its called Samoa Surf and is run by a lovely Dutch couple that have lived in Mojacar for over thirty years!

They keep three containers up on their campo property, they bring them to the beach at the end of May and take them away at the end of September.

I took this pic of them setting it up last week, its blurry because of the heat haze, I took the pic from the roof of the villa.

And here is the finished article. 

The lovely Anika. 

I crashed out on a sunbed, and had a few beers and a chat with some locals, the sunbed costs 4 euros for a day and that includes the first beer, have I mentioned how cheap Spain is?

Local wildlife. 

You also get a nice view of the Hotel Best Indalo in the distance!

Peace XX