Life & Photos 2012

We returned from our trip to Vietnam on the Orion 2 on New Year's Eve, just in time to welcome in 2012. We bought our new car, a 2-seater BMW Z4, again bright yellow, at the start of March. We had a few days round Spain in that, staying near Salamanca and then Trujillo.

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Late April we went over to Corisande to pack up the house, continuing to London & Ireland for a week in each.. In May Joanna came out with Nicky for a week, and shortly afterwards our possessions from Corisande arrived . Also an urbanisation pool party was well attended in the summer

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Jo and David walking at Bernia to make room for a Paella lunch in glorious weather  
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Nicky, Jo & David Nicky & Jo in the centre of Moraira Jo outside the house - ready for the Off!
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Possessions remaining in Cornwall since 2007 finally make it to Moraira Chris at Bambinos, Moraira.
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Jihad organised this and provided so much food that another party was held at her house the next night!  

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David with his Vietnamese Pith Helmut in our Moraira lounge . . . . . . . . Jo & Hazel at Nicky's - autumn 2012.

Then Carol & Russell came to visit us for a few days in June. Click on the following table of small photos to obtain larger photos.

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Breakfast-Carol, D & Russell Russell & David up the mountains In the Albufera rice growing region, south of Valencia
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Russell & David   & fishing boat Black piglets owned by the
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boatowner and information on the history of the area Carol & Russell with new friends . David, Mike & Mark-BBQ at
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Jackie's: she between Jean & Ed Jane, Chris, Mike, Ed, Mark, D Janet, Mark & Maureen David up the mountains
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David, Carol, Chris Carol, Chris & David - Ca Pepe Chris & Carol - urbanization pool
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World Cup being celebrated in Moraira    
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Chris & Carol - Albufeiras
David & Chris with new Ozzie bears:friends for the boys
Restaurant in the Albufeiras

 

 

Our first major trip of the year, after a week en route in Gallipoli, was with Wild Frontiers, along the Silk Road from Bishkek to Tashkent in August. We flew to Malta and our new flat there in September. In mid November we set off on a cruise from Egypt to India sailing Safaga, via Petra, to Mumbei and onwards to the Taj Mahal. Then a quick turn round before spending Christmas & New Year in Malta..

Chris Grant