This weekend at Los Montesinos we have the expats exhibition of home, garden and lifestyle products. There is eveything from lights for the garden to powerboats on display in three large marquees. In fact this year the exhibition has spilled outside onto the adjoining street.
Pam and I went yesterday and spent a good few hours meeting people, chatting to the exhibitors and picking up information about a whole range of useful items. For example there was a company selling protectors for your car tyres. Not an item that you would need in England but here in Spain the sun can perish the walls of tyres long before the treads are worn out.
There was also a device called the "Mosquitoeater". Rather than just deter the little biters with sprays and citronella candles, you destroy the females which then disrupts the breeding cycle. Having already been bitten this year we were quite interested in that but not at the price they were charging!
What we did buy were three floating lights for the pool and some amazing candles from a guy called John Reed who looks after quite a few pools on our estate. The candles look like any ordinary candle you would put on a table outside at night. When you light them though there is an LED in the bottom which glows up in a sequence of seven colours. Most unusual and very attractive. You can contact John at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also met Andy from Zbeds in Guadamar where we bought our main bed from. Andy came from Bromborough on the Wirral so we had got to know him well when we bought the bed. From one shop in 2004, Andy now has three shops. Good luck to him, he is a nice bloke who gives good service and so deserves all the success he gets.