Friday, July 29, 2022

Highly recommended

 We've just had the en suite bathroom reformed. 

The main issue was that the original bath had near rusted through.  

It was an ideal opportunity to have a walk in shower installed instead and at the same time have the largely unused bidet taken out. 

The work was done by Fonta Bigastro who did a magnificent job. There was very little mess made and only a minimum of disruption. He even replaced the ceiling light and had the ceiling painted. When the work was done, Fonta's wife came to clean the whole of the bathroom. Between them, they did a beautiful job. 

The company is: Mediterranean Econet - email tel. 966 272 358

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Fiesta brochure

The book for this year's fiesta is available now.  

 There was a competition to design a cover.  This painting by Antoni Hernández was chosen as the worthy winner. 



Sunday, July 24, 2022

A day to stay inside


Friday, July 22, 2022

Passport stamping for UK Nationals resident in Spain

Pam and I had or passports stamped when we visited England in October. 

This from Brits in Spain:

Many of you who are resident in Spain and protected by the Withdrawal Agreement have contacted us to say that your passport has been stamped on entering or leaving Spain (or both). The most important thing is that this does not affect your residency or rights within Spain and any stamp should be considered null and void when accompanied by a valid residence document. 

In March, the European Commission published an amended note on rules for stamping the passports of Withdrawal Agreement beneficiaries, which says: “The Commission considers that there is little practical use in stamping passports of Withdrawal Agreement beneficiaries. Stamping a passport serves to establish whether a non–EU national respected the authorised length of a short stay within the Schengen area, but beneficiaries of the Withdrawal Agreement in a Schengen Member State are not required to leave the Schengen area as they legally reside in one of the Schengen Member State.

So, whilst the Commission considers that there is little use in border guards stamping the passports of Withdrawal Agreement beneficiaries, EU law does not prevent them doing so. 


Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Turn up the heat

 In the past, friends of ours in England have asked, "what is it like in Spain when the temperature rises to near forty degrees?" and "how do we cope?"

Well now they know because it is hotter today in parts of England than it is here in Bigastro. 

To be fair, we do have air conditioning in our house here and we have a pool we can dip into to cool down. 

On the basis of a few days of extreme heat, nobody would invest in air conditioning for their homes in Britain. A couple of fans would help though. Although fans will not cool the house down, the circulating air would make it feel fresher. 

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Highly decorated

After two years without parades, the Scorpion comparsa had a large fund to spend this year. There were spectacular dance troops, large models of scorpions, a large float carried by men on their shoulders along with lots of horses and camels including this one that you could barely discern under all that decoration.


Friday, July 15, 2022

This will be popular!


Any takers? - GONE!!

Buenos días

Tenemos dos sofás  que nos gustaría donar gratis.

La única condición es que alguien venga a nuestra casa a recogerlas.

Good morning

We have new sofas ready to be delivered and so we need to find a home for these ones we have at the moment. We are not looking for payment, we just need whoever wants them to collect them from our house. 

Keith y Pamela Williamson

Movil 661298590

Well that didn't take long. I put the same information on Facebook and within minutes we had a taker. Minutes later there were two more. 

So the sofas have now gone to a new owner who we hope will enjoy them. 

Wednesday, July 06, 2022

Masks are back