Sunday, December 08, 2019

Electric scooters

The first time I saw one of these scooters hurtling down the street, I thought that maybe the rider was on some super drug. I didn't realise at first that these things were powered by electric motors.

Being new, nobody really understood that there might be rules and regulations governing the use of electric scooters but there are. 

Saturday, December 07, 2019

Take heart

Those of you who live at Villas Andrea and have issues with water pressure can now take heart. President Trump has told a press conference that the measures to save water in America mean that you have to flush the toilet 10 to 15 times to clear the bowl. So, even the most powerful country in the world has problems with water pressure.

At the same conference Trump claimed that energy saving light bulbs make him look orange. As a vain person,, he does not want to look orange and so he has ordered  bulbs in the White House to be replaced with older bulbs that are more flattering.

This morning Boris Johnson said in an interview with the Daily Mail that he will introduce legislation to allow the use of imperial measurements post Brexit. Although he admits that most people understand metric measurements, this does not mean that they should be banned from using e.g.pounds and ounces if they want to.

Please Johnson don't do it, maths teachers will not thank you if they have to go back to teaching inperial measurements alongside the metric system.  

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

More rain

You will have seen videos of heavy rain and flooding of roads in various parts of the province on various social media sites. Although the pictures are serious, they are nowhere near as disastrous as the ones from September. The coast seems to be facing the worst of the weather this time - Mar Menor looks particularly bad. Police report that most roads in Torrevieja are passable. 

Not surprisingly, people are very nervous about this latest episode of rain (Gota Fria). After the one in September that caused so much devastation, the last thing we need is more flooding.

According to information from AEMET, the rain started here at about 4:30 pm yesterday. It gradually increased until by 9pm it was falling at a rate of 3mm per hour. It then calmed by about 11pm but quickly picked up again with 7.5mm of rain falling at about 1am. By 3am it had petered away and by 4am it was dry and has remained dry since then.

The forecast is still ominous so we will have to wait and see what happens. The prediction is for rain to continue until midday tomorrow.

Monday, December 02, 2019

Hard to imagine but true

It is onlyu 40 years ago that Spanish towns had the chance to elect their own councils. 

Sunday, December 01, 2019

Christmas in Bigastro