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July 2nd 2014
Published: July 2nd 2014
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Stella About to PreformStella About to PreformStella About to Preform

Stella put on a gymnastic display.
Well here I am in Spain. I did say that I would do a blog more often but time ran away from me. We have now got into a sort of routine of heading to the beach late morning to get our swimming and tanning, done then we seem to have got into the habit of heading of to have a late lunch, then back home to the pool for a really relaxing time. I'm quite proud of myself as I have only had one afternoon sleep but it is easy to dose in the sun. Dinner is often a restaurant or some times a b'que or such at home. Lilly was very good about her ankle for the first few days but soon got sick of not being able to do all that she wanted. So, the plasters came off and she was tender for a little while but all seems to be spot on now. Chris is teaching her to surf and last night was the first time that she managed to stand up. She made it right into the beach and was very pleased with her self. The waves are not big and just right for a youngster
While Lilly Hobbled.While Lilly Hobbled.While Lilly Hobbled.

Lilly while still using crutches.
to learn on. Within 10 to 20 minutes drive there are so many beaches and the one down the road is a few minutes walk. On Saturday and Sunday they were packed with people but during the week it is not to bad. One of our favorites is 10 minutes drive away at Santa Pola which has a restaurant on the beach which is good for lunch. So, lots of hot days and lots of swimming. We went to a market in Santa Pola the other day were Di and Hege bought shoes and the kids came away with a couple of toys. I got some sandals for $20NZ. Things are so cheap and the cost of living with most food is very good. We have been drinking a white wine that costs about $7NZ which is pretty good and beer is about 2.50NZ a pint. Time just drifts along and Di is adjusting to her retirement rather well. Hope every one is well and fine. Pip/Rod

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A double up for some reason. Oh yes, thats right. User incompetence.
Dinner Time.Dinner Time.
Dinner Time.

Dinner Time on the Patio with Rune and Lillin. Take aways this time.

Stella and Sebastian.
Lillys Transport.Lillys Transport.
Lillys Transport.

Lillin Chris and I take turns in pushing Lilly around.
Street SculptureStreet Sculpture
Street Sculpture

There were heaps of these all over Alicante, put in place I think for the celebration of the mid year. Apparently they all get burnt down on the night of the celebrations. Seems such a shame as they were really quite remarkable.

Chris's favorite Tapa's place in Alicanti. We go there whenever we are here. Great place to spend a couple of hours just enjoying the atmosphere and picking you food up as you want.
The Other Side Of The Table.The Other Side Of The Table.
The Other Side Of The Table.

Even the kids like it here.
Lilly Lilly

She became very proficient on her crutches
Out to Dinner.Out to Dinner.
Out to Dinner.

Thomas and Anna Lene with Sebastian and Sophia at a Mexican Restaurant down the road from the apartments.
Just Relaxing.Just Relaxing.
Just Relaxing.

Working up an appetite for dinner.
Food, Glorious Food.Food, Glorious Food.
Food, Glorious Food.

A beautiful Pasta that Thomas and Anna Lene did one night.
Preparing the Wine.Preparing the Wine.
Preparing the Wine.

Rune seems to be doing this quite a lot.
The PoolThe Pool
The Pool

Chris Hege and the kids enjoying the sun before a swim.
But not Lilly.But not Lilly.
But not Lilly.

Poor Lilly couldn't swim for a few days but now she is in the water all the time.
Stella Loves ItStella Loves It
Stella Loves It

Stella loves the water and jus floats around for ages.
Artist at WorkArtist at Work
Artist at Work

Lilly does some art work on Nana's foot.

9th July 2014

Green with envy
Have loved catching up with your wonderful trip, will be looking forward to more episodes. I don't think you are going to get sick of the good life. fairly cold here at the moment but we haven't had the storms Auckland is getting. Love to you both, Marie

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