In other parts of Spain things were very different. Snow and strong winds meant that drivers in some areas had to get their snow chains out again just when they thought they would not be needed until next winter.
The Pyrenean region is still on yellow alert for snow and wind today according to the State Agency for Meteorology (Aemet). Aemet is predicting snow falls of up to 18 centimetres and wind gusts up to 90 kilometres per hour.
We came here because the cost of living was cheap, we got plenty of Euros to the pound and the weather was warm and sunny for most of the year. Out of those three, what have we got left? At least the people are kind and the fiestas are great!