Well, John reminded me today we have now been here six weeks.
Last week, our daughter Esther and her parter Al, came to stay with us, and as with all visitors, one tends to do things one wouldn't normally do. To begin with , the night they arrived, as it was Fuengirola week we went to the festival in towm. It was really just a huge noisy fairground scene, but local women were dressed in flamenco style dresses and some of the men were dressed in the typical dress of a flat, wide rimmed hat, a tight jacket and pants - designed for strutting around town on a horse. We're not big on fairs, but it was interesting to see people walking around in their national dress.
We also played golf - of sorts - at the driving range, which was huge fun and went on a wine tasting which involved driving up the narrowest, steepest streets in a white village called Álora.
So, the week came and went, but having them here helped us settle in that bit more.
The Sunday before we attended church at 'The Ark Christian Fellowship' in Fuengirola - a great occasion, as for the first time, they combined their service with the Spanish congregation and so it was great to be part of a lively bi-lingual celebration of faith . It will probably become our regular church.
We have now registered with the University of the 3rd Age (U3A) - this week I start a course of painting and drawing. John will begin more gphotoraphy next week.
The weather is changing temperatures cooling off, but today was still 23degrees. We have had three heavy downfalls of rain and ground previously covered in dried brown bush, is now greening up at an amazing rate. As I write I am looking up at the mountain, glorious in afternoon sunshine and the white village of Mijas is sparkling in the sun.
It still doesn't seem real, somehow, but we're here.
ÁLORA - ancient city originally founded by the Phoenicians. Village of narrow, steep streets and good wine tasting!