I needed a new battery for the Tag just after we got here. We had to travel from Culebrón down to Alicante to get it. Not a lot of fancy jewellers in Culebrón. 120kms and a couple of hours travel on top of the time to replace the battery.
Today, as I was teaching, there was an exercise where the students had 10 seconds to complete a task. I glanced at my watch and the second hand was jerking rather than running smoothly.
On my way home I popped into el Corte Inglés to get the battery changed. It took fewer than 10 minutes.
It's peaceful in Culebrón, the garden is smashing, the furniture is ours - all in all a great place to live. But cities have certain advantages.