Hopefully I'm back blogging now. It's been a while and a lot has changed since I last wrote back in June 2016.
There have been a number of reasons why I have been AWOL, the main one being that I could no longer access the page. Blogger was swallowed by Google at some stage and I lost track of my passwords and user names and it all became rather complicated. Coupled with life without electricity and easy internet access discouraged me further from taking the time and energy to find a way back.
But here I am, fingers crossed that this isn't going to be a 'one off' posting, with news and a huge update on snippets of what's been going on in my life.
I'll try to put them in chronological order, but can't promise complete accuracy........
I've moved from France to Spain, well, more accurately Catalunya. I found a property soon after my last blog posting, in the summer of 2016 and bought it in the heat of the summer.
With plenty of land, mainly planted with hazel nut coppice, along with some olives, almonds, figs and other fruit trees. A considerable amount of clearing is needed as the previous owner was unwell for some time, but I know basically what I'm needing to do and am sure that the weeds won't grow back half as fast as they did in France. It's far too dry.
The house is just outside a village of 400 inhabitants with a small general store, a couple of restaurants a bar and summer pool, so I'll have much more chance to be sociable (so long as I make the effort). and only fifteen minutes from the sizeable town of Reus, with all the amenities imaginable, including an international airport with flights back to the UK and beyond. Twenty five minutes from the coast and golden sandy beaches of the Costa Daurada and within easy reach of Barcelona by road or train.