Life in 2005



This page was originally created in 2014, so was only a small snapshot of what happened to us, or rather to Newquay, in this year!!. But it does give a good record of the hotel and its gardens . Then in 2020 it was updated to include our life in Spain as well

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The Annex had 9 rooms in it, but we stopped using it about 2000- only 2 reasonable rooms were ensuite & it was cold and leaked!
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View of our new house, designed by Garry and built by Jon and men, with help from David . And lots of shots of the hotel and grounds
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We had upgraded the 4 superior rooms around 2003 and David made a photo memory of the 8 rooms we had.

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The Nightingale Room, and its bathroom, on the lower ground floor
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And next door Skylark and its bathroom
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On the first floor Plover and Robin with its bathroom. There was also the small, usually single, Pheasant- no photo
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On the top floor were Kingfisher & Chaffinch and in the tower, Swift, with its bathroom up above


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A Hot Air Balloon from the nearby Headland Hotel occasionally floated by


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Memories of the Dining Room, Lounge and Hall, guarded by the Teds


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Memories of the lounge, transformed early on. in 1996, from the 'old people's waiting room'


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Horses used to enjoy the Gannel, as did Jeeps when they did not get stuck and have to be towed out of danger as the tide rose
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Trespassers used to use our grounds as a shortcut up from the shoreline - they were not welcome!

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We had bought in Moraira in 2004, so would have been in Moraira by November 2004, and would not have been back in Newquay until early March 2005. Then would have left by the beginning of November 2005 for another winter of good weather in Moraira.

Newquay experienced severe snow on November 25 2005. These photos must have been sent to me

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View from the hotel balcony. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .The balcony with 'Stop' Bear. . . . . . . . . . View down the drive- the roof being redone!

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Other scenes in town and of the Island


And the Boyzz on the train in Moraira!


For other photos of the rooms and gardens of Corisande, see Corisande

Liz got married to Gary Rivers in Lincolnshire in 2005. David releaded the roof of the Tower. I continued to enjoy yoga, Freda, Alison & Betty being part of the group

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We explored a lot of Spain when we came here for 3-4 months over Christmas 2004/5 and 2005/6

My mother came out at the end of January to spend her 90th birthday in Spain: Margaret flew out with her and then flew back after 4 days. Mum was worried she would not get out due to the wintry weather in England: little did she know that the motorway was closed from Alicante due to snow! Hazel and Ed then came out for a week, staying in an appartment up above us, Alice and Adam joining them for the last 3/4 days. We had a birthday lunch for her at Caso Canto in Benissa. Also a sunny lunch the next day down at Surly Mans


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In the early years I used to swim down at Cap Blanc

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We stayed in Madrid for several days, travelling there by train from Alicante.

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During this time we visited the Escorial and the Fallen Valley on November 20th 2005, the 30th anniversary of Franco's death

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Also had a couple of days in Valencia, returning via the rice fields

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We spent several days in the centre of Barcelona


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We had a stop one year in Burgos on the way back from Moraira to Cornwall via San Sebastien


I joined the U3A and went to a shared Spanish lesson at Maria Rosa's in Calpe with a fellow tennis player, Claire. David then started having private lessons with her, which I eventually persuaded him to share with me! Any visitors who came to stay were shown around the old town of Calpe and the Dutch Auction fish market at the other end of the town . We also went on a Tin Lizzie tour to a winery

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We also took visitors to Jalon, particularly during the Almond Blossom season : also to Guadalest

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Go to 2006


. .Chris Grant