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Cold and wet

I always enjoy the little throw away lines that suggest we are living in somewhere just a touch warmer than Penzance; you know the sort of thing - pleasant day yesterday so I put on the shorts and we had a barbie in the garden, a nice even 23ºC, not bad for December.

So I should tell the truth. We were in Madrid over the weekend and on Sunday it was perishing, that sort of cold that seeps through your clothes and leaves your ears burning. As we arrived back in Alicante to collect the car it started to rain and by the time we got back to Culebrón it was hissing it down. And cold. It didn't stop pouring all the way back to Cartagena and it hasn't stopped all day. The thunder last night was making the building shake and today it has been cold as well as wet.

The TV news has been full of pictures of snow all over Spain and, by all accounts, the rain in Culebrón has now turned to snow. The local radio for Murcia province was recommending snow chains for the roads out of Yecla and that's only 25km or so from Pinoso. It's Yecla in the photo.

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