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Europe » Spain » Balearic Islands October 4th 2010

Geo: 40.0279, 4.16433 First Stop MenorcaWe have been here 3 days and are settling in well. Because the season ends this month there are few people around. The complex is spread amongst pinewoods and set back from the beach behind protected sand dunes. White topped stone walls surround each tree or clump of trees to protect them. The weather has been like the really a perfect summer day at home which we rarely experience, with the sun hot during the day but not with the burning intensity found here in the summer months. It has that sleepiness of autumn at home but with warmth.Already we have walked along the headland into the next bay and seen a variety of birds. Last evening we tried to find our way into a small area of wetlands which we ... read more
Geriatric gym trail
Sand dunes/beach at the bottom of the garden
Protection for trees

Europe » United Kingdom » England September 8th 2010

Geo: 51.0153, 0.132437We moved in here on the 31st August, after 6 days really hard work moving furniture and most of our belongings into Templar Road. Also needed to clean up Trulls Hatch to get our deposit back. I do not want to clean another oven for at least 2 years. Unfortunately Jim had an attack of arthritis just as the action started so lifting boxes was not a good idea for him.So here we are in a very small but well equipped holiday home complete with stables, dogs and 8 peacocks. The reality is sinking in, we no longer have a home. It gives a great sense of freedom but also of balancing on the edge of a cliff and getting ready to jump. We have a belief that we are wearing parachutes but until ... read more
Neighbours come calling

Europe » United Kingdom July 31st 2010

Geo: 52.0667, -0.6Went to see Templar Road to reassure Anna that all our furniture will not burst the house at the seams - unfortunately Jim indicated that he thought that was a serious possibility and accused me of believing all containers, from car to house, have the same properties internally as the TARDIS. Told them it is my "can do" approach to life and it usually works!... read more




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