Had a lovely evening round Pete and Daisy who live in Almuneca in a stunning townhouse. Pete was telling us that he has completely renovated the building. It reminded me of a Moroccon riad. Cherry and I went to explore the rest of the building which is three storeys high. On the third level was a roof terrace with a small outside kitchen. Its all been done up so nicely I felt quite envious. We had a lovely meal of Indian food made by John with some help from Altaf, Helen and Daisy. A good night was had by all and left there with our belly’s full of delicious food and drink.
Today our next door neighbours – Eddie and Cherry and their dog Loyta are leaving to go back to Holland. We are so going to miss those guys as we’ve spent a lot of time in each other’s company. I suppose that’s what life is about. We’ve met some lovely likeminded people during our travels and just have to be thankful that we’ve had this opportunity to do this sort of thing.
Woke up today feeling a bit lost without our lovely neighbours. We’ve decided to turn our van round today so that we can face the sunshine rather than be in the shade all the time. We didn’t do it before hand as we quite liked coming out of our motorhome and saying good morning to our dutch friends. Spent the day just pottering around and getting Alfie used to his dog trailer.
We’ve also got lumbered with a cat that John was asked to feed whilst its owner went away for a few days. Unfortunately she’s now left the campsite and abandoned her cat, obviously thinking we could take on the responsibility. Unfortunately this will never happen as we have our Jack Russell dog Alfie who would never allow a cat to live with us. We were told by the campsite owner not to feed the cat otherwise it will keep hanging around but easier said than done.
Gone round to see Helen, Altaf, Pete and Daisy in their lovely townhouse. Helen has asked John if he could help her sort out some food this evening to take to a 60th birthday party tomorrow night which we have also been invited to. The person that’s 60 is Heather who we met once before. Her husband is Geoff who sorted out our van when John pranged it. Unfortunately the evening didn’t go so well. Helen and Altaf were really late getting back to the house after work and John was a bit clueless as to how many he was supposed to be cooking for. He did manage to make a lactose free savoury tart and cook everybody another evening meal with the help of Daisy which was gratefully received.
Had a lovely day today. The 60th birthday party was organised by Heathers sister, Carol who lives not far from her. It was a surprise party and Heathers family from the UK made a guest appearance which was lovely for her as her little grandson was there as well. Carol lives more in the countryside ‘campo’ and although the actual house was quite small in relation to the amount of land they owned, it had been done up really tastefully. The front of the house opened right up which allowed it to almost become an outside kitchen and dining area. The land at the front of the house had a large piece of flat land which incorporated a swimming pool and large veggie patch. The land at the back of the house was completely different. It was really steep with a stream running through the centre of the land. There was a long wooden bridge that went right across to the other side of the stream filled with various fruit trees which were planted on both sides of the stream. In the garden they had advocados, peach, lemon, walnut trees, etc, and the biggest pomegranates I’ve ever seen.
Have desperately been trying to get someone to look after this abandoned cat. John and I aren’t really cat people but this cat was really friendly and quite cute. Just waiting to hear from one more person that runs an animal sanctuary not far from Almunecar. If no luck, then its bye bye pussy cat and hope someone adopts her. We feel really cross we’ve been put in this position but that seems to be the norm in Spain. So many abandoned cats and dogs over here, its heartbreaking!
John has gone into town to stock up as we’re leaving on Thurs 5/11 to make our way to Torrox for a 5 day rest in our motorhome friends’ villa. Their 3 small dogs get on well with Alfie so hopefully we’ll have a lovely time…..watch this space!!