Birthday & Christmas Treats – catch up

12th January 2018 For my birthday last year, Antony, Heba and the boys gave me a voucher for a Spa Day at Bannatynes in Leicester. As I had contracted Shingles on the way back from Spain (very very painful… definitely not recommended) we had to postpone from December appointment to January. We had a great…

Welsh Grand National – catch up

6th January 2018 We came down to see Caroline and Allen for a couple of days in Caldicot. Trying to catch up with the family before starting work again. As a surprise and because he’d got some tickets (and the Grand National had been postponed due to the bad weather), Allen had got 4 complimentary…

The Season Starts Here….

I started to write this on Valentine’s night but never got around to posting it, but after being brought to task yesterday by some lovely friends (Sarah and David) who we have met whilst working at St David’s I was reminded that I had been very lax in writing and keeping up with the blog…

Merry Christmas to All

Just one last post before the festivities begin. It’s always a busy period not just for us but for everyone. We did manage go to Harry and Jack’s Church Services, Jack however wasn’t there, so that was slightly awkward … ha ha ha ….  I’ve taken both the boys to see the lights and Father…

And finally…

Sorry its been a week or so since the last blog, but unfortunately I had a bit of a turn (literally), which has laid me up and made the journey home very uncomfortable.  But I had drafted this farewell so thought I’d post it anyway. It’s the last day and we are finally leaving our…

Troglodytes and Scary Nights…

Seven weeks after we left home, we said goodbye to Bonterra Park and all the wonderful people we’ve met. After taking memory photographs of the Fab 4, we made our way out of Benicassim and on towards Valencia on the N340. We picked up the signs to Zaragoza where we were due to stay overnight at…

A trip up in the Desert

Todsy, Bernie and Lyn are taking us up to the Desert de las Palmas (Desert of the Palms). It seemed funny driving in a car again. We drove out Benicassim past table-top roundabout and out to the start of the desert road. We climbed up for more than 20mins (up 1:6), around deep hairpin bends….

Two Soooups…

As it is our last Sunday on site at Bonterra Park we had arranged to go and have Sunday lunch with our pitch neighbours. They kindly booked a table for the four of us for 3pm today. It was a lovely morning and everyone in our little cul-de-sac area were outside chatting and laughing this…

Vià Verde

We had heard about a cycle and walking route called the the Vià Verde which hugs the coastline and runs for about 5-6 miles along a disused railway track from Beniscassim to Oropesa. So today we thought we would try and find it. So after a few false starts we finally managed to leave site…

Mercado Central Dias

Thursday is market day here in Benicassim.  People here say it’s quite good. So we amble on down past the bridge to nowhere…. to the market. It is bustling with folk. The vegetable stalls look so inviting. What shall we buy first? Arhhh… seems the churros are calling. €3 For 9 wow… freshly cooked hot…