Life in 2018

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We returned to Moraira from Malta at the end of January and I was able to get into a routine of playing bridge, physio exercises and daily walks of 30 minutes - to aid the rehabilitation of the knee!. These walks were often rewarded by coffee and a bun in one of the few cafes open in Moraira during February: Zentasez was popular for a late, extra, breakfast!.

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The Saturday Tournament at JBC after the AGM on February 17th


Cashew Bear was presented to David by Carol

At the end of February Stephen came out for 4 days. He installed WhatsApp on my phone and tried to teach me Intuition in using it!. Vaguely succeeded in taking photos on it and forwarding them to my computer . We enjoyed a meal at Audrey's - the Michelin Restaurant in the Hotel Diamante in Calpe - where I also used the hydropool for 5 weeks to get the knee moving!

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Photos at Audrey's above , plus the odd one on WhatsApp!

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On the Saturday we went up to Bernia, a walk suitable for the recovering knee- aided by new lightweight sticks-& then a very pleasant, but non gourmet, lunch

His visit was closely followed by one from Sally and Margaret. We had a day out at Guadelest, with a lovely lunch in the Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant, L'Obrer, nearby. Also a birthday lunch for Margaret in Zensatez.

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Photos of Guadelest above, and in L'Obrer and in casa below
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Margaret's birthday in Zensatez and then out on our terrace
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Playing with Whatsapp: Anne in Tapas Para Ti in Javea, that delicious Tiramasu in Vespas and Pinguino

Then on March 15th we flew to Italy: Rome and Umbria for 2 weeks


Giuseppe arrived a week or so later

April 10th we drove to Madrid and then flew to Ghana to board the Silver Cloud up to Lisbon

A Sunday glass of Cava at Claire's building site

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was followed in mid May by another week in Malta, where I took full advantage of the Physio to get the knee recovery back on schedule

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and watched that Royal Wedding!

Then back in Moraira for 6 weeks. Some photos of Life on the Urbanization, Carol's fashion shoot, a visit to Casa Pepa and the Ladies Ascot Tournament at JBC

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July saw us flying to Reykjavik to board the Silver Wind on its passage to London

Back in Moraira there was a lunar eclipse- but rather hazy that night

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and Vikongo was introduced to the family


In August we set off for 8 days in Navarra, St Emilion, Gaynor's and Andorra

Back for 5 days and then off to Georgia & into Armenia

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Back in Moraira, we caught up with Carol & Paul, who had rented a house on the beach


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Last day for Peter Freeman, & David . . . . . . . . . .Lidl advert flying over Moraira . . . . . . . . . . Lorry to repair Jihan's wall


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Relaxing after cooking Cottage Pie for 40 for the Barrow Bridge Club supper

In October we had 6 nights in England to visit the children

and, only 9 days after the Barrow Supper, a Teams Tournament against JSBSC

We had nine days away in Portugal & Spain at the start of November

Then flew to Malta on December 5th

From there to the Silver Discoverer cruising from Maputo to the Seychelles , it being 2019 by the time we arrived there!



Photos received from friends

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February. St Priest le Fougeres blanketted with snow- no swim that day. Fina and Toby


Friend of Marie Christine's!


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Jo's birthday cake, a rainbow & a new hair cut
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