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Out of town for the summer

We're off to the hill station. Too damned hot in the city over the summer don't you know.

Maggie finishes school today, the term is over. The children have been on holiday for the past week but the staff holidays don't start till July 1. They end on August 31.

So, for two months it's goodbye to coffee at Bar Fran just a hundred metres from home, goodbye to intercambios with Lourdes, Carlos and Miguel, goodbye to popping out on foot to Mercadona for the food, to the kiosk for a newspaper or to tobacconists and banks within a stones throw. Goodbye to public transport, Corte Inglés, well shops in general really, and to museums, exhibitions and the cinema. Goodbye to water pressure and an unfailing power supply as well.

On the other hand it's hello to a bit of peace and quiet, hello to plenty of space, to home comforts and a decent sofa. Hello to lots of our compatriots too and I suppose there are a few shops and bars in Pinoso only a ten minute drive away.

So, for two months, expect Life in Cartagena to fall silent. With a bit of luck I'll have something to say about Life in Culebrón other than to complain about the flies.

Until September.


  1. Must be nice to have Summer and Winter Palaces.
    Brings back fond memories of a trip to Leningrad with the British Council in 1976.
    We're off to France in our bus for three weeks.
    One day when I can get Maria to retire we shall join you in your Summer Palace.
    Have fun


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