Friday, May 2, 2008

No Pictures

No pictures as I have lost my cyber-shot cradle for my camera and that is a nuisance.

Just a month since we last put anything up on this. Since then have been back to UK to see Tabitha and Isabella and also see how Hayley was coming along and I have to say, all is well and baby is now due in about two weeks.

We have had lovely weather here and making the most of the sun by using the terraces before it gets too hot. The tourist season started on the May 1st so now we will be seeing more people, more cars and red skins.

Have had friends to meet up with - June and Dennis over for a couple of weeks, Kay and John over for two weekends, and Maureen leaving to go back to UK.

The hotel at the back of us is almost gone so we have a good view of the sailing boats and ferries coming into Ciutadella even though it is still somewhat dusty from the building site. We don't use the back terrace much nowadays because of that.

We have treated ourselves to a bigger TV and I can now see the balls on the pitch! Waiting for Wimbledon to start and this year, will be able to see them too. Only trouble is you can see wrinkles, blackheads and alls sorts of weird and wonderful things. I am sure I will get fed up with it soon but we are at the moment, stuck on the sofa, watching anything that moves like we did years and years ago when colour started. Oh well, what else to do. Oh yes, my book...

Don't even ask. I have done the awful thing of jumping years ahead and now am filling the gaps, painstaking it is too. A new wi-fi laptop has helped and I sit in bed at night in the small hours, gently tapping away and moving text until it all reads smoothly. At this rate I will be a new writer of seventy if I am not careful (only four more years - ouch). Still having the odd and it is odd too story put up on the internet, must keep my hand in there.

Brian is making notes to go with his old black and white photos from years ago, it will make interesting reading for family.

We have an addition to the family, don't all get excited now, not a dog or a cat, but a grandson Matt is coming over for a while before he starts uni at Bristol. He is coming middle of June and will be here for the St Juan fiesta, so must watch his consumption of gin and lemon during those days. I knew an extra bedroom would draw the family, more coming?????

We are also back for a week to meet the new baby, from June 4th - June 11th.

We are doing an exchange with a family in Ovingdean in August for just over two weeks, looking forward to that very much and will be celebrating Brian's 75th with some of the family that can get there and bring their own tent.

House prices are going down here too at the moment so perhaps we will not draw any customers for ours at this time, but hey, we like it here, having missed nearly two summers being in Brockenhurst and Oz last year. AND we are planning to go back to Australia next year for perhaps August and September if I can find a house-sit to match the dates. Can't wait, the pair of us.