Things are getting a bit easier...sort of!
25 August 2008
Published at 12:58 Comments (1)
Hi there - its been about 6 weeks since my last post and that's mainly down to working on building our business, which is called First Stop Secretarial and has a web site, www.firstopsecretarial.com
and one of our skills is managing client's blogs - I think I need to hire one to do mine!
Anyway the dogs have acclimatised now and so have I and we are all looking forward to a little cooler weather come September and beyond. My hubby and I are trying at the moment to get onto internet banking with Santander but as we don't have enough Spanish and Babelfish can't cope with the amount of translation need it looks as though a trip to the bank is required to see if they can set it up for us. This is just another hurdle for someone abroad who doesn't know enough of the lingo. It's second nature in your own language to do things but a completly different kettle of fish otherwise.
We will be looking for another rental after Christmas 2008 but in answer to a question I got about how to find a long term rental here whilst you live in the UK, I would recommend downloading Sur In English and also going through such sites as Sol Villas. There are so many reputable companies on the web that you'll have no difficulty in finding something. The only thing is you may have to sign up for it sight unseen so make sure it is a reputable company or you will not only lose your deposit but also your property and your faith in human beings. There is always someone out there looking to rip off people instead of being honest and working honestly for a crust.
We are living at a place called Puebla Aida at Mijas Golf and it has been designed as a white Andalucian village. It is very pretty and it has an owner's website if anyone is interested in having a look. One of the best things is that it has 4 pools and we like to go just before breakfast as it kickstarts us for the long, long day ahead. At least when we do look out the window or take the dogs for their walk we do not need a coat, wellies (our and the dogs!) and a brolly unlike in dear old Blighty. Take care and Sue and Dave Dyson will talk to you soon.