Friday, January 24, 2020

Get into the rythm

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Give a hug day

And feel the benefits to you and the person you hug. 

Advance notice

Mucky rain!

That was too close for comfort

We heard distant thunder in the night and I know there was torrential rainfall because my pool is near full.

We just had the loudest clap of thunder I can recall hearing which means it must have been almost directly overhead. At the same time the electricity cut out (thankfully it came back within a few minutes). It isn’t just raining, there are hailstones battering down on us.

Folks, this is another bout of foul weather to follow on from the “cold drop”in September. I hope we don’t get flooding in the town again - that would be the last straw.

Monday, January 20, 2020

The state of the promenade at Torrevieja

We escaped lightly

The storm Gloria seemed to pass us by. There were periods of heavy rain  yesterday and the wind picked up gradually until about 9pm. Then it died down until 7am when it picked up again but just as quickly calmed back down. We will continue to have spells of rain lasting through until Wednesday but nothing too dramatic.

Other parts of the region did not fare as well. In particular the wind and sea surge on the coast was dramatic. Locations on higher ground had snowfall.

Search the Internet and you will find photos and videos of beaches that suffered badly wih waves up to 5m high crashing over buildings and leaving debris across the sand and on promenades. It seems that, yet again, there will need to be a massive clean up operation to prepare the coast for Summer. 

Precautionary measures

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Rain stop play

Rain is forecaast for the weekend lasting until at least Tuesday.

Sunday is of course when we normally would have a mass outside the church followed by a blassing of the animals. Whether that will now take place remains to be seen. 

Fire at Alicante Airport

Aena had to close Alicante Elche AIrport when a fire broke out at about 2pm yesterday. Thiry five flights were cancelled - 14 departures and 21 arrivals. The airport was evacuated and remained closed all day.

There was a meeting this morning to determine whether the airport could be reopened from noon today.

Their latest production

Friday, January 10, 2020

Bless the budgies

and the rabbits, snakes, goldfish and anything elese that people care to take along. 

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

Does anyone know

We seem to have more than one fibre optic cable in the trunking to the estate which I assume means there are options available to us.

Pam and I are still using the original Telefonica ADSL connection which has been laregely reliable but is expensive and of course snail's pace in comparison to fibre. Also, fibre is symmetrical which means that we would have the same speed to upload as download. Hardly anyone phones us on the fixed line so losing that would be no loss.

My neighbour has a fibre conection with Vega Fibra but I wondered what other choices thre were and what people's experiences of them were.

Monday, January 06, 2020

Listen to the band

Sunday, January 05, 2020

Last night and tonight