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This Blog is about my families new life in Spain, nothing more nothing less (Hope those who read it enjoy it as much as we have enjoyed our experience so far)

Having people to Stay
18 May 2009 @ 09:14

Well here we are..9 months into our adventure and we are looking down the barrel of the Summer Gun and all it is going to bring. I have to admit that I do not think it is ever going to get so hot that we cannot bear it. Of course it will and all our friends have told us its like suddenly opening the door to an oven. But like Victor Meldrew (VM) I seem to be developing a propensity to moan a lot. (I put it down to my hayfever coming back) We like so many of you have visitors planned for the summer and the question of "The Airport Run" is coming it acceptable for us to drive to the airport each time to pick people. From the fuel to the tolls and then the time it all starts to rack up.

Of course I do mention this to the Escape committe, but get shot down as being like VM, so off I trek for 1 hour each way to go and pick people up from Alicante. 

Now we get to the sticky topic of do people give you a few bob whilst they stay.... I of course am the family financial guardian, certainly I think I do a better job than a certain Mr Darling so I think if people are staying with us then they need to pop a few dinari into the preverbial pot, but I got shot down again.

By this point in time I am in dire need of a dose of Anti-histamine as I have discovered my bout of Victor Meldrewitis is absolutely hay fever and this is causing much family off to the chemists...


VM - Grump with red eyes and a runny nose


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Jacqui said:
20 May 2009 @ 03:50

Always a dilema. We tend not to expect or accept said dinari, instead we allow our guests to take us out for some posh nosh, somewhere we wouldn't normally go. This may be a way to appease the escape committee!

As for the hayfever, try organic nettle tea sweetened with a teaspoon of local honey - has worked well for my hubby who used to take antihistamines daily - and doesn't need to anymore. It has to be honey from your local area though!

Enjoy your summer guests!

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