Wednesday, March 22, 2017

It makes sense

Extreme weather

You probably don't need to be told that this winter was the wettest on record. In fact, the amount of rain in Valencia and Alicante was the highest on since records began in 1864.

There was two and a half times as much rain as normal and that only a year after the driest winter on record.

Experts say that we can expect more of this intense weather as a result of climate change. In other words, the unusual sight of snow on the beach at Torrevieja could become the norm.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Thanks Geoff for the heads up

Just in case you interested, Jane Cronin's little theatre group in Jacarilla will be putting on a comedy play in Bigastro  this Saturday 18th March at 7.30 p.m.  All in rapid Spanish, but very visual!!

Entrance for 3 Euros, monies raised are for AECC.

That was some stash of weed

The Civil Guard of Dolores arrested a couple who had a plantation of marijuana in the garage of their house with a sophisticated system of irrigation, ventilation and lighting.

When the police arrived at the house in Catral, they could smell the marijuana from the street. Insside the garage they found 104 large plants. They also found two sawn off shotguns, one of which was already loaded along with a crossbow with two lead tipped arrows.

The couple, a 35-year-old Irishman and a 28-year-old Briton, were charged with a crime against the public health. In addition,they were charged with the illicit possession of weapons.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Congratulations to our neighbour!

100 Euros for Andrea!!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Will justice prevail?

Gota fria

That was a lot of  rain yesterday. In Alicante they had 150 litres per square metre; flooding garages, streets and avenues. I don't think we had anywhere near that amount but still my pool is full to the brim.

We were also lucky not to suffer from the gale force winds that caused a lot of damage on the coast.

The following are pictures from Meteo Orihuela:

Monday, March 13, 2017

Snow in March

These photos were taken yesterday in Murcia.

They did not disappoint

Taking on two new works must have presented a great challenge to the band.

First, Ravel's Bolero which features a number of solo pieces -an opportunity for those musicians involved to demonstrate how good they are.

This was followed by The Gods of Olympus by Óscar Navarro Rojo - a monumental piece in ten parts. At times this was demanding both of the band and the listener with complex sections that involved a variety of novel instruments.

You can find my album of photos in the sidebar and if you care to listen to the concert, it is downloadable at

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Bad weather to come

Make the best of today because from Monday to Thursday we are in for some bad weather.

Just look at the prediction for Monday - maximum of 12 degrees, heavy rain and strong wind. Cancel the washing and be prepared to stay indoors.