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Is anyone still alive out there?

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Has everyone gone to the moon? No posts for weeks! Could you all post and say whether you are well or not, please?



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Still here just with this lockdown haven't been anywhere so not a lot to talk about at the moment.

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Thanks for posting, Pat!👍

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So very nice to be able to join in, I had the usual problem for ages that I couldn't log in, though never logged out. Just gave up on repeated attempts to join in. Then I had no Internet as I have moved into what was going to be The Casita (little house) which is now The Studio bursting at the seams with new Art stuff.

I am in pretty good nick for 78 yrs old certainly much better than in Cardiff. Thanks to Air France I couldn't bring my new scooter - which is ridiculous and caused me so much angst I'll leave that subject for now. Getting out is a bit of a problem as we are in the countryside - so even without Covid 19 I can't get a bus into town. If available a return visit to Santa Eulalia our nearest town would cost at least £50.

My artist friend hoped to spend at least 3 days a week with me and of course his car has Died. We did rent a car for a week while my daughter and grandson had a short holiday at Formentara a small tourist island just off Ibiza. I dog sat and friend and I spent a small fortune on lunching out. Having said that, my favourite place where the food is amazing with a good choice of dishes, changed daily serves 2 courses and coffee/tea for 11 euro. I didn't want a starter just salmon and veg - so I got a double serving! The owner has very high principles about fair pricing and it's always packed. I saw Jean Paul Gautier and friends there on a previous visit.

Spring has been very late in our garden as I couldn't get into the garden centres. As soon as they opened I grabbed every lift I could and bought loads of stuff. I love spending money on the garden, but I've been desperately short of pots of all sizes and compost. A friend volunteered to help, but came back with 5 bags of fertilizer instead of general purpose compost. I must admit the label on the back read Compost made from Mole "Waste" :lol:

Watering takes and hour or two a day, even though we have some automatic. I've done 6 hanging baskets which are coming along well after a very late start plus quite a few unusual flowers and herbs. I have some more trees - a persimmon fruiting, as well as a mango I bought about 3 years ago, we have young ,apple, avocado, thornless brambles and the usual mature orange, kumquat, lemons and olives.

I also look after the family fish, a couple of Koi and some goldfish who have all grown out of their original pool and are in a temporary tank about 1.5m x 80cm x 80cm should be roomy but the koi will be out of it I reckon by the end of the summer.

An excellent chiropractor who is a personal friend fixes all our aches and pains so I am pretty much on Heaven's doorstep I think. If those Barbary Doves could just get up later and go to bed sooner it would improve matters enormously though. :up
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Lol....you can't beat Spain for their Menu del Dias....excellent value always.

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Still here!

Like you MD spending a lot of time in the garden. Picking fruit, the tayberries & early raspberries have nearly finished now & the late haven't started. The thornless blackberry is slowing down but has given us just over 4kg of fruit, not bad for 1 plant :D Spent this morning covering the seedless grapes as the blackbirds say they are nearly ripe :? A little sharp still but need covering to avoid losing them like last year. I do share them with the blackbirds though.

Grew haricot vert for the first time this year and have been picking them most days, started sharing them with the neighbours already & picked my first aubergine today. Had 1 ripe tomato & a few more ready to pick, forgot to pick them before lunch so will have them tomorrow!

Masks have just become obligatory in all indoor spaces as of yesterday so could make the quiz Thursday interesting :lol: It's in a bar so they are only needed when moving around, not at the table and as the weather is so warm we will probably be outside anyway.

Went to a lovely BBQ & film night at a friends Saturday evening. Saw the Intouchables, it was a French film with English subtitles but was a lovely feel good film & just nice to be out socialising almost normally again! They had the film in a barn, with big spaces between the chairs and said "couples may move them together" :)

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