Sunday, August 28, 2011

28 August - extra

We have been in Spain one year today!  It has been wonderful... here is a round robin we sent out... 


"It has now been a year since we left the shores of the UK to start a new life here in Vera Playa, Spain...  many of you will have followed our adventures on facebook or via the blog... or indeed the forum...


We have achieved much and learnt even more...  We can say that we do not regret the move in anyway... It has been a challenge and we have been pushed, but we are here one year on and making a real go of it... we have a new home where we can sit on the sofa looking out the front door to the distant mountains and enjoy the setting sun and peace... We have good neighbours and friends in the local community that have the time of day to stop and talk and share life's little moments of fun and glory... and have made many new friends with folk who come for a few weeks at a time and stay in touch via the virtual village...


We have travelled out and discovered some beautiful parts to this south eastern corner of Spain, creating some stunning photos along the way.... and as our  year moves into the second year we will start to explore even further afield, friends are telling of places to go and explore, while others have and are taking us out to wonderful places and sites that they have already found and want to share.


Our health has improved as well as our tans... We have both lost weight, and my blood pressure is much lower... so all good there... 


I have been posting the weather info to the forum each day, this is proving to be a very popular page with both the locals, who can look out the window and see that today is another beautiful day, and those getting ready to travel out here or those just coping with the weather in other parts of the world... we have seen that it can get over 38c in the shade, and have adapted our lives to fit in with the weather extremes, as the Spanish have for generations...


Our Spanish language skills improve by the day, and although not fluent yet we are able to make our way around and understand more than we can confidently speak. 


We have managed to get a few photo stories published in the local paper, Euro Weekly.... and even better, we have just completed and received a copy of a book of our photos from this last year, that charts some of our adventures and some of the beauty in the region.  We are trying out a new concept in publishing, that of 'publish on demand' so the book is only printed when an order is placed.  Those that have seen the virtual book, and more so for those that have seen the hard copy, are all saying what a great idea and fantastic book it is... you judge for yourselves,of course if you buy one all the better ;o) Click here to look at the book


Well in a couple of days it will be exactly one year since we moved out, and a few days after that Lynne and I will celebrate our birthdays and look forward to the coming year and the adventures that will hold...."


and to complete the morning Bucks Fizz and a couple of cakes delivered by good friends...


28 August




Sunday, August 07, 2011

7 August - extra

We have created a book of photos that shows some of the beauty we have encountered in the first year of our adventure in Spain... we are using Blurb.com... which is a publish on demand book producer.  So if you want a copy click the link and they will print and send... well that's the idea... 


Sketches of Spain - A journey through our first year in Paradise.



7 August

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