Monday, February 16, 2009

What a nice thought

Angela my friend from Germany phoned the other night. Her husband thought our new house was the hotel... that would have been grand.

To keep you up to date on their travels with Monarch Airlines. They were given FOUR POUNDS towards their hotel and food. Disgusting. Janet has written an article about it.

Little pictures

Really nice picture of Leah, our granddaughter, but what way is her head supposed to be, weird or what?

She looks like a Beck here, don't you think Angie. Sorry it is small. Perhaps I'll ask her to send another.

Don't ask about the packing. Nearly all done. Booked Valentina into a good kennel up other end of island for a month. Poor thing. June/July.

Tired. No writing. No cooking, just work, work, work. You know Angie, you've moved lots...x

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Thinking about Australia

Just trying to make myself believe I am a writer. I am a writer. I need to write.

I will. I must. Soon.

AND then I thought about when these lovely people published my stories in Australia and what an awful thing is happening there.

Click on any of the three links to listen to a story. It is narrated.

My dad would have been 98 years old today!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Janet, Sandie and Terry scheduled flight cancelled

emails from Janet at Luton Airport. She has flown form US overnight to get this flight. Brian is supposed to be picking Sandie and Janet up from Mahon... read on :-

Hi 7am here. Found Sandy. We are definitely delayed, but no info yet.We'll call when we know the expected arrival time. They will only give us more information at 8am GMT. Speak later Janet

We think we will be there 11.30. Check the Monarch website. We will phone from the plane. Boarding now.
No boarding!

Half ten next update. Sandy’s sozzled. We are with Terry. I must sleep. V. Tired.

Next update 1030am. They cancelled all other flights. So, we wait for now. Sandy seems ok.

We are not on the cancelled list on that site. Which is good. So far.

Next update 1145 they say. I don’t know what’s worse, the flight delay, my jet lag, or this gaggle of excessively loud screaming wimmin getting tanked waiting for their trip to Tenerife. And I have 30 dB earplugs in.

Flight cancelled‏
Though they still have not made the official announcement. Will keep you advised.

We don't know anything. Nothing has been communicated. It is chaos. No Announcements and no monarch staff to say one word.

No news.We are cancelled. Rescheduled for tomorrow. Same time. Long story over bottle of WHINE?
On Monarch website
Weather disruption at Luton - 06 February
Due to continued adverse weather our call centre is closed from 5pm today
Continuous snow has forced the closure of the runway at Luton Airport.
As a result, the following Monarch flights from Luton on have been cancelled on 06 February -
ZB038/ZB039 - Luton - Mahon - Luton
ZB068/ZB069 - Luton – Gibraltar - Luton
ZB896/ZB897 - Luton - Tenerife - Luton
ZB834/ZB835 – Luton – Alicante – Luton
ZB018/ZB019 – Luton – Malaga – Luton

I do not have any more battery on the spanish mobile (cannot charge noconverter plug Eur>UK) as I should hav been in Spain by now. So look out for news via email ONLY in the morning.

We are in country house hotel. We are all here! It is awesome! Bed beckons.
Look at my room!!!!!!
Christine writing now:- it is 07.38am next morning and so far no news on their website. No planes have taken off even though at least ten should have, no info on website. Bad.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Items going

Sold more stuff today. Coffee table to the new people, brilliant as it is a nice one and we have what we paid for it. TV too as it is too big for that sitting room and I have been told it might not work in UK. Made money all round. Waiting for bookshelves to go and also to sell dining table and chairs.

Not much happening here in Menorca. Weather still bad, now cold. Can't wait to put a line of whites out. Washing is behind but who cares. Books in boxes. Clothes next. Dog last.

No writing, had two short stories rejected. Must get down to it at the villa.

Monday, February 2, 2009


Freddie looking out to his garden. Sweet little boy

Whoops, Freddie IN garden, cold little boy

Emily and best friend (Hannah) waving to someone, perhaps best friend

Des, Hayley, Emily and Freddie ready for their walk, or is it a drive?

Our snowy house

Des, Hayley and children made their way on foot, so they said, to our proposed house. It does look lovely and very snug. Must be late afternoon...
Heard good news today the buyers of ours are buying more items we offered. Great. All going smoothly, touch wood.
My stars read on the radio today said - onwards and upwards to a new start, waited for a long time. Brian's was - as old doors shut, new ones open. Well I tell you, do you believe?