Monday, 26 March 2007


Another visit to Malaga, this time with Andrew. It was a necessary break for him after a very stressful few months. The weather was okay. I particulaly enjoyed out trip to El Chorro and the lakes, as I always do.

Lakes above El Chorro

We also looked at a few flats for sale in Malaga. It would be good, and possibly financially beneficial, to upgrade to a 2 bedroomed apartment preferably with a terrace. We didn't find the ideal property this time, but will continue the search.

It was the time before Easter when Spanish towns have street processions. This one took place right beside our apartment.

Friday, 16 March 2007


Today was the funeral of Andrew's dad, Bertie, in Hastings. He had been ill for a number of years and his quality of life was not good, so in some ways its was a merciful release, though no less sad for Andrew. Only two weeks before he died we had a glass of wine with him and watched the Scotland-Wales rugby match together. He was unable to take in a great deal of the match itself, but was aware of the result.

Andrew had been brilliant at visiting Bertie every day, and I did my bit where I could. The funeral was a dignified one on a sunny day and it was a fitting send-off and celebration of the life of someone who achieved so much during that life. And someone was was very welcoming of me and interested in what I was doing. I will miss you, Bertie, and I remember you with much affection. Rest in Peace.

Thursday, 8 March 2007


More travelling, this time up to Keith to visit my parents. My sister came up from Totnes to complete the family get-together.

I played a round of golf with my father - he is 90 years old now and still plays golf twice a week. And we visited Cromarty on a rather blustery day. Somewhere I have never been, so it made the day a very interesting one.

The village of Cromarty

Saturday, 3 March 2007


We attended an IGLTA symposium in Antwerp. A very interesting city. Full of history, with beautiful squares and interesting museums but also very modern with fashion boutiques and diamond houses. We will be offering short break weekends to Antwep through the travel business and I might return there in July to compete at golf in Eurogames 2007.