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This is Peter and Maureen Scargill's Spanish website. We live in Galera in Andalusia (for clarity, that is the English spelling - Mid-Spain they spell it Andalucia and pronounce it "And-a-loo-thee-a").

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Life moves on…

Latest info – they’ve stuck a plaster on Bob’s leg and so that kills any notion of him flying back in the near future. Family are flying over tonight and I expect them to get here around midnight. He’s in hospital for another day at least and I’m off shortly to drop some stuff off for him. It’s 18 degrees outside and the sun is blasting down – more suntan cream I reckon. Les from Spanish Inland has been over and I’ve shown him the state of the roof (couple of broken tiles) so he can get that fixed while I’m away. Neighbours next door has a mishap as a bit of their wall dropped off and in the gales earlier in the year, one neighbour not only lost the top of their pergola – but the legs as well!!!  I can’t see mine doing that, the legs are buried in concrete.

Interesting – having left the SKY card back in the UK and with Bob still in the hospital I was reduced to watching Aljazeera last night… (well anything rather than the BBC) and they were discussing getting around the censorship that the likes of the Chinese put on Internet use – I was just starting to get impressed by the details that Aljazeera were making available when I realised that of course the Chinese would have already banned the program – as would all the other repressive regimes we call “allies”.


Just across the valley there is a mountain…. which always has some kind of snow on it – thought you might like to compare images taken on two successive days… yesterday and today. Quite a difference, huh!  It’s been another warm day though not as hot as it was at the start of the week (which is nice as it gives my head burns time to heal 🙂 )


This evening the temperature sat at around 15 degrees or  so until the sun went down. If this trend keeps going it might be warm enough to sit outside in the dark and do a bit of star-gazing.  The cheap bottle of wine worked – “Conde Noble” – I would not recommend using it to impress the girlfriend and thinking about it I’m sure that’s why I got a leg cramp last night – so maybe it didn’t work after all.





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