There are chores to do!

Trip Start Mar 02, 2013
Trip End Apr 06, 2013

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Flag of Spain and Canary Islands  , Andalusia,
Monday, March 25, 2013

Today was a day to do chores. We feel like we are old pros in this place now with our daily and weekly chores! Tony is in charge of sweeping inside and out, the terrazzo tiles are everywhere and quite practical when it comes to cleaning. He cleans the fireplace glass and resets the fire each time wondering if we will need it. It does cool down at night still and it is nice to have, to look at! Of course he organizes the garbage for dumping at the little depots around the city! We have one not to far away, requires the car though. Garbage is sorted here into containers, glass in one, paper and cardboard in another, tins in another and waste. We have been composting in the orchard Tony regularly turning the soil, just like at the cottage!

I do the laundry, ignoring the dryer because the clothesline is quicker. It is located in the hottest part of the yard, against the house. I love a clothesline! I clean and organize the fridge, make the grocery list for our next week. I took great pleasure in using every bit of leftovers today for a great bowl of risotto for supper! We do the dishes by hand, the kitchen tap water is not hot enough to clean in the dishwasher I am sure, and besides in a typical rental there are not enough dishes for a full load. Frankly, I, like my father, enjoy doing dishes by hand, I sort out a lot of stuff in my mind while in the suds! The hot water for the bathrooms is fantastic! Kitchen and bathrooms clean, beds all set with clean sheets we are ready for Kate and Chris who arrive tomorrow, 27th, late afternoon!

I walked and managed to collect lots of flowers to fill different containers or pots around the house! I also love flowers. Right now there are a lot of daisies, poppies, periwinkle, what looks like a wild geranium, Jerusalem Sage ( yellow and purple varieties) and Spanish Broom is everywhere. It is a small bush with thin stems covered in flowers, some of them already have black pods on them full of seeds that travel far with the mountain winds. Like our dandelions, they will grow anywhere. There are more, I do not know and they are the prettiest and the thorniest, not meant to be picked. The smell of citrus is in the air as another variety of oranges has come into bloom, here they are known for Seville, Valencia and Clementines. The Valencia are in fruit now.

We watched a movie on the Spanish English movie network, "El CID" with Charleton Heston and Sophia Loren already in progress and a western which we missed the title, something about a saddle, from the '50's! Great fun, actually I wouldn't mind watching El CID as it was all about protecting Spain.....we thought we saw Gibraltar...but not sure.

I am sharing photos from the house as this is where we spent the day, it was a nice day!

Take care all,

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kitatdesdenu on

Not gibraltar, is Peniscola (Castellon)
Recalling the filming of the movie

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