Photo Diary for year 2013.

All the really small photos - and some of the others! - can be clicked on to enlarge

We spent Christmas 2012 in our flat in Malta, returning to Moraira mid January. Then we had a trip to Belfast in February for a 50 year on reunion for David at Campbell College.

Belfast Diario

Returning home Alison & David came to stay, leaving their motor home down in Moraira .


Late February we set off to Buenos Aires and thence to Ushuaia where we boarded the Silver Explorer fo a trip from Cape Horn to Cape Town.

Antarctic Diario

This was followed by flying to Windhoek and driving around Namibia for 3 weeks, flying home mid April from Victoria Falls

Namibia Diario

Late April we enjoyed an Oxford Alumni weekend in Madrid.

Mid May we went to Malta for 2 weeks. This was followed by a 12 day visit from Joanna, seemingly cured of Dissociative Identity Disorder and all her past traumas, and eager to start a new life . But the disease returned with a vengeance in September

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A visit to Surly man's , followed by a stroll round Moraira. Another day a lunch at Ca Pepe's  
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Jo with Lisa around Christmas 2012
Jo in her Bamber bridge flat
Jo with old schoolfriend Bethan, July 2013.


June & July we enjoyed having friends for barbecues and eating out in fantastic weather.

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David enjoying Ted's cava Ted with Cava Marie Chris & Des at Ca Pepe David also present! Jane & Ed - another barbecue
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gastronomic delights at Bon Amb talkative waiters & David hablando espanol Chris & Jackie with Mike & David - a barbecue!

Then a lunch in Gandia with Oxford Alumni before watching the mens final of Wimbledon , awash with Pimms, in the finca of Nicola & John. Luckily Andy Murray won. Then a photo of our cactus beanstalk that grew & grew outside our lower flat!. After this a trip up the mountains for a theatrical lunch at Ca Sueno.


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Then a delightful Paella at Maria's when her friends Sandra & Stephen were visiting her from N.I. Carlos, from S.A., who had lived in Spain for 30 years, cooked the paella and then lunched with us. In June a dinner with Graham & Anne at Tosca in Javea and then at end of July a return visit from them for .... another barbecue!

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August we visited Vic & Gaynor in St Priest les Fougeres, France, away for 6 days, staying overnight at Ainsa en route, and visiting Brantome with its chateau and market with Gaynor whilst there. Driving back on the Sunday in one go took us 12 hours!

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Also in August our passports had great adventures in obtaing visas for Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan & Iran!!. And my History of my Javea Bridge Club finally got a link from the club website!

In September we had 3 days in Istanbul before touring Turkmenestan, Iran & Azerbaijan with Wild Frontiers

October saw us staying in Moraira for 2 weeks, enjoying Bon Amb- just before it got its Michelin star! -& Secrets - Nigel & Beverly - before visiting Stephen in Scotland and then proceeding to Malta for a week

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Bon Amb's carpark with Corisande & Montgo . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anne, David, Chris & Graham

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Then at the start of December we set off for 6 weeks in Melbourne, Tasmania & Adelaide

Photos received from family & friends

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Joanna found that a QM friends best friend now owned KFH . So she had a conducted tour of her childhood home in July 2013
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Hazel, Alice & Niamh - July 2013 Marie-Christine & Martin in Pakistan Joanna in Brisbane - November
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Carys 7, Rosie 7, Aaron 10, Nathan 12, Millie 10, Harry 13- Margaret's grandchildren Rosie, Millie, Carys, Aaron, Harry and Nathan  


Chris Grant