Monday, November 11, 2019

Something to celebrate

It's not like you need an excuse to go out for a meal with friends. However, Pam and I first came to live in Bigastro 15 years ago and so we invited Pepe and Eladia to join us at Bar Pujante yesterday for a celebratory lunch. 

Little did we suspect that they would mark the occasion by preparing a delicious soplillo, complete with candles, for us.

For those of you who have not tried this local speciality, we highly recommend it.

A huge thanks to Eladia and Pepe, you are the best neighbours and friends anyone could wish for.

As for the rest of the meal: Bar Pujante have two set menus. We chose the one below but then substituted calamares in batter for the meat balls.

Monday, November 04, 2019

New improvements

Monday, October 21, 2019

New episode of DANA / GotaFría .

 Information from Meteo Orihuela

"This time, the most intense rains will be recorded in Catalonia and the IslasBaleares . Expected evolution of rainfall during the next hours and days, with cumulative estimates. .

In the peninsular southeast end, the most likely rain interval ranges from the late hours of Monday night 21 until noon or early hours of tomorrow afternoon Tuesday 22. In general, rainfall of moderate intensity, without locally discarding any "arreón" of strong intensity (more likely on the coast). No more Don't forget the umbrella and wrap up!"

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Huge congratulations

 David Gomez Sanchez, from Bigastro Team Running, completed a 24 hour run in aid of “Contra el Cancer de Mama”.

His run started in Bigastro at 5pm on Friday and finished on Saturday at 5pm.

In all he completed two circuits of the course set including two ascents of the Sierra Orihuela. As you can see from the stats recorded, he ran 114.3kms and climber 3,880m.

Hopefully, he will have raised a lot of money from sponsorship to help this worthy cause.

PS Kudos goes to the secretary, Fonta Bigastro and other members of the club for their asistance.

That's David Gomez Sanchez on the left in the grey. 

Friday, October 18, 2019

More rain to come

Gota frias are a feature of Autumn/Winter in Southern Spain. Normally they spell a day or so of heavy rain but no more. The one in September was intense and caused a lot of damage but was not the norm.

The one forecast for Monday afternoon into Tuesday should be less intense and hopefully will not add significantly to the problems that some areas have already faced.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

A message from Scout John

Hi folks, 

 Just to let you all know that the annual flu jabs will be available at the medical centre

at the end of October, beginning of November.

 Keep smiling,   John

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Moving up in Style

 Saying farewell. I really enjoyed my Yeti. I liked the fact that it dared to be different to the other SUVs on the market.

My new car though is technically a lot more advanced than the Yeti with some very interesting technology to make the car safer and more interesting to drive.