Life in 2022

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We returned to Moraira from Malta mid January 2022. Covid cases were high in Teulada, but we felt quite safe eating outdoors ; but many restaurants were closed for ´the low season. . We had Bert´s last sunday lunch, for 6 weeks, on January 16th.


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Then a sparkling, Champagne dinner at Amantes with Carol ( Paul being in the UK). Unfortunately David somehow managed to pull a hamstring

Lots of Morning Bridging , and a wondrous swim in Carol´s heated pool, 19 degrees, on the last day of January, having just met Sue, whose genealogy I was doing, down there.

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A breakfast at Ticos with Paul & Carol: very Spanish and really good value
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. . . A walk along the coast at Fustera, followed by calamares and egg and chips at the restaurant there


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Another lunch at the Food Bar and then lunch with Bill & Brenda at La Perla in Javea: their treat to us for the Russell family history website I produced for Bill
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A day up to Bernia to enjoy the almond blossom, ending with a very good tabled'hote lunch in the repositioned Casa Canto in Benissa: but the ambiance not a patch on the old restaurant. The Boyzz knitted themselves new sweaters


but had to submit to being washed!


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. . . . . . . . . . .Cilla & Ted came to dinner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . We enjoyed a couple of trips, with walks, down to Fustera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


. Then over to Malta ( via Barcelona!) on February 18th until March 7th and back there again on March 31st for 5 days

In between the 2 visits we 1. had breakfast with Carol at Ticos ; 2. celebrated St Patrick's Day, having breakfast with Paul at Ticos ; 3.. had lunch at Portet; 4.had lunch with Maria at the Food Bar and 5. celebrated Mothers' Day and my birthday, with the arrival of an Easter bunny 'bear', and som yummy Lidt chocolates

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Back in Spain in March a hearty spanish breakfast at Ticos with Carol . . 10 days later ,breakfast with Paul at Ticos on St Patrick's Day

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Another sunshine lunch at the Dauphin, with its wondrous views, sculptures, good food and contented Teds


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Lunch at the Food Bar with Maria. Joanna sent me goodies for Mothers' Day and my birthday -


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April saw us up in La Ratatouille in Sanet y Negrals and enjoying a lunch with Bill and Brenda. Then back to their new flat in Orba where Bill had baked a delicious carrot cake . Edwood was there too, showing off his wardrobe

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After this we avoided most social contact, in order to avoid the risk of contracting Covid - which would put pay to our super cruise. This mammouth 2 month cruise being the result of 2 years' worth of cancellations. So

Barbados to Svarlbard

Just 2 nights back in Moraira and we were off to Asturias

Then a whole 6, very hot, weeks in Moraira

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During which we went to the Belgian Day of Independence dinner at the Dauphin, greatly enjoyed before the ear shattering music!
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We had Nick and Marcela for a light lunch; and dined with Bill and Brenda at Puerto Blanco, Calpe. A wildfire at Val d'Ebo affected the visibility here in Moraira

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temperatures reaching 41 degrees!, before setting off for France

Celebrated David's birthday at the Dauphin

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Then back in Moraira for 4 plus weeks. The Queen died on September 8th and there were 13 days of National Mourning until her funeral on Monday, September 19th, an extra Bank Holiday( in a UK in deep trouble financially and with a new, tax cutting!? - prime minister, Liz Truss, she having replaced Boris Johnson on September 5th)

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I played with Bill , and Tina & John, in the Teams championship at the Vallees, coming second.

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Then had lunch with Carol at the Food Bar just before up, up and awaying yet again!

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On Monday, September 26th we set of to Lisbon for another cruise on the Silver Cloud, of 6 weeks from Lisbon to Buenos Aires

I was surprised to be able to use our pool on our return- last dip being around November 15th


We were only home 3 days when Margaret and Sally came to stay for 5 days

This was followed immediately by the vyrectomy on my right eye: a dismal week followed but within 10 days Dr Ferrer reckoned the sight in that eye had improved by 10% and would continue to improve over the course of a year


The urbanisation had to rebuild a huge wll outside peter Fox's house and David had problems with the new owner of a house above us, who was bringing down lorries onto our private road. And Steve wanted his wall repaired as part of any deal!


we had lunch with Brenda and Bill at La Farolla in Denia at the end of November: good food but I was disappointed there was no view, as it had appeared to be on the sea.

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An early Vallees Bridge Club Christmas lunch- more just a raffle!! - at the Black Flame, Pedreguer on December 2nd, a day of TORRENTIAL rain!

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A meal at the Food Bar . . . . . . . . . . . Problems with the towering walls of our Urbanization. 1. at Steve's end; 2. outside the Foxes



On December 10th we flew off to Malta, from Barcelona!


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