Apartment in San Jaime, Son Bou, Menorca

28 June, 2013

If you haven’t booked your holiday to Menorca yet, there’s still time to do so and a great place to stay, for young and old, is in San Jaime, Son Bou.  Son Bou has the longest beach in Menorca and although it gets busy, it is never so crowded that you can’t find a lovely spot to call your own for the day.

 

San Jaime Complex Swimming Pool

Situated in San Jaime is a lovely 2 bedroomed apartment which is part of the San Jaime complex. The complex boasts four swimming pools, one with a slide, and plenty of restuarants, shops within easy walking distance.

For further details of the apartment, or if you want to contact the owner to enquire about making a booking, please click here.

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Our New Home

4 February, 2012

Well, after the panic towards the end of last year, in finding a new home, we are now settled in the lovely village of Cala’n Porter, or Cala en Porter (whichever you prefer).

Cala’n Porter in winter is nothing like Cala’n Porter in summer.  Apart from it being much colder (it is currently trying to snow!) the majority of the shops close over winter.  A number of bars/restaurants are still open but certainly not buzzing with people,  as they are during summer.

It will soon be time to start organising the annual Spring cleans for the properties we look after – there is something quite nice about bringing back to life a villa, or apartment, that has been hibernating over winter.  It’s amazing how different they look, and feel, during the winter months.

Martin still has his pools to look after during the winter though only one visit a week is necessary.  He looks after a number of gardens also so this gives him more time to keep on top of those.  The rain over winter certainly brings things on, in leaps and bounds.

I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the current cold spell will soon pass – it is forecast to be around -5 or -6 degrees C over the next few days, and it certainly feels like it in the biting winds.

Roll on summer!

SORTED – Long term villa rental in Menorca

19 November, 2011

We are in the unfortunate position of having to find a new home, yet again.  The villa we are currently renting has been sold (despite assurances of probably being here for a couple of years).

If anyone knows of anyone looking to rent their villa out for at least two years, I would be really grateful if you could let us know.  The areas we are interested in include Sant Lluis, Sant Climent, Alior, Es Castell and everywhere inbetween.  We would prefer a villa with a minimum of 3 bedrooms and a pool would be nice, though not essential.  Unfortunately apartments would not be suitable as my husband has a lot of equipment he needs to store, such as a lawn mower (not the easiest of things to lug up and down stairs).

Any help would be gratefully received.

Menorca 2011

19 November, 2011

Here we are, November 2011 already!

What a fantastically busy summer season we have had.  It seems so strange now to visit places such as Son Bou and not be surrounded by lots of people enjoying their summer holidays – more like a ghost town at the moment.

The weather was a bit of a mixed bag at the beginning of summer but then, once it had made its mind up to stick with the sunshine, we had lots of it – days on end of beautiful blue skies and temperatures well into the 30’s.   We had plenty of visitors over summer, which was lovely,  just a shame we weren’t also on holiday 🙂

Now we are already over half way through November with Christmas looming closer and closer.  I love Christmas over here – none of the hype we are subjected to “back home” – makes a refreshing change and also means you don’t get brain-washed into thinking you need to spend far more than you need to.  Wonder whether we’ll be able to sit outside on the patio to eat our Christmas dinner this year!

2010 in Menorca

15 September, 2010

Wow, the summer season in Menorca is almost over already!  Been quite a mixed bag, weather-wise, compared to last year anyway.  I don’t think we saw a rain cloud from May – September last year whereas this year I think we have seen rain throughout the summer.  Quite welcome at times though, given the temperatures!

Also coming to the end of our first year of “proper” Property Management – last year was more as favours for people.  Been an eye-opener in more ways than one.  How people treat others properties, whether they are happy with everything – or not!  No two people are alike, obviously, and this certainly helps towards keeping us on our toes lol.

We have been extremely fortunate in the people whose properties we look after – lovely, lovely people, and a real pleasure to work with them this year, and hopefully next year too.

I’ve never done so much washing and ironing in my life – I reckon I have washed and ironed more in these last few months than I have done previously, over a lot of years!  Thank goodness for my wonderful steam press (though I am still waiting for the delivery of the stand).

Today I am going for lunch at Bar Irenes in Calas Fons with one of our clients – we have been collecting the odd euros and cents found whilst cleaning and have actually managed to accumulate nearly enough to treat us lunch out – certainly won’t need to subsidise it much.  It’s like a big Thank You for all the hard work this summer 🙂

Well, that’s about it for now – sure there is far more I could say but I will leave it at that for now.

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Weather in Menorca over Winter

25 February, 2010

Crikey, I cannot believe it was November when I last posted on here.  We are now in February 2010 – where on earth has the time gone?

Well, weather-wise, as said in my last post, it has been a mixed bag.  Strange really because apart from definitely winter, and definitely summer, there doesn’t seem to be much in between.  It has been cold, very cold due to the wind, and damp, over the last couple of months and we even had snow for a day!  It actually feels colder than it did back home in the UK alot of the time and this is apparently because it is such a little island and surrounded by water, so mix in the wind and it feels very cold and damp – goes right through to your bones.

The walls inside most of the villas, apartments etc.  tend to suffer badly over winter and nearly everyone I speak to accepts that you need to get a few bottles of bleach, rubber gloves, scouring pads and start cleaning off the mildew which is very common.

Anyway, we have been fortunate enough to have had a few very nice days, especially when sheltered from the wind so fingers crossed things are starting to improve a bit.  Certainly not as cold as it was and even our 10 little tortoises have all popped out to eat a bit of fresh greenery.  I was a little worried that a few of them might have perished over winter but no, they all look absolutely fine and healthy.

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August, September & October Weather

18 November, 2009

August was more of the same – very hot, very sunny – wonderful.

The weather did break in September and came as quite a shock to the system – much cooler, lots of rain and felt like we had been transported back to the UK!

October was a mixed bag, sunshine, wind, rain, warm and then cold – I suppose nothing unexpected really and certainly can’t complain given the continuous glorious sunshine and heat during the summer months.

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July 2009

23 July, 2009

1st – 23rd July 2009

Apart from one or two little blips, so far the weather in Menorca for July has been hot, hot and very hot – a record of 5 times in the pool for me today in a vain attempt to cool down.  Certainly not complaining, but does become a bit difficult to get motivated to do anything when it is this warm.

June 2009

2 June, 2009

17th June – 30th June 2009

The last day of June already – where has the month gone?  Well, apart from 3-4 days when it was a mixture of clouds and strongish breeze (and I think there was a very brief shower) the month has been blisteringly hot – hotter than the norm for Menorca in June apparently.  Even during the overcast days it was still very pleasant, temperature-wise, in fact it was a bit of a welcome respite.  This morning when I checked the thermometer (in the direct sun) it was at 42 degrees C – thank goodness for swimming pools!  See you in July.

16th June 2009 –

I have decided not to add daily updates unless anything changes dramatically (to avoid boring everyone).  So, if there are no new entries you can take it that it is still lovely and sunny and warm and very enjoyable 🙂

15th June 2009

Sunshine all day but very humid too which made it feel very warm indeed.  Still 27.8 at 9 p.m.!

14th June 2009

Very hard to remember just how cold and damp it was in November/December.  Another beautiful day today – temperature currently 32.4 degrees C (8.25 p.m.)

13th June 2009

And another very, very warm day – broke out into a sweat just pushing a hoover around this morning – should have waited until after I had done it before I had my shower!  Live and learn.  Remained very warm for the whole day, so warm in fact that eating our tea in the bbq area, which is in the direct sunshine around 5-6 p.m. proved too much for me to cope with so I had to move back under the shade!  Thermometer showing 25.7 degrees C at just gone 11 p.m.

12th June 2009

Yet more of the same – blue, blue skies, strong (and hot) sunshine and very little breeze.  Gorgeous day and lovely evening.

11th June 2009

Another wonderful day here in Menorca – clear blue skies, lots of very warm sunshine – what more do you need?  Sun just gone down and still 28.1 degrees C (9 p.m.).

10th June 2009

Getting a little repetitive now – another lovely day with plenty of sunshine.  A slight breeze picked up in the afternoon and a few clouds appeared early evening.

9th June 2009

Lovely day, lots of sunshine and just a slight breeze.  A few clouds around but nothing to worry about.  Temperature currently around 28.8 degrees C at 5.50 p.m.

8th June 2009

Plenty of sunshine again today with a few clouds around but nothing major.  A bit more of breeze making it feel slightly cooler than of late.  Temperature currently showing 28.9 C in the sun (4.45 p.m.)

7th June 2009

Very short shower first thing, with a bit of accompanying thunder.  Then the sun came out for the rest of the day – lots of gardening done.

6th June 2009

Very hot and sunny day, all day.  Martin was doing some gardening for one of our customers whilst I did the weekly shop – went to pick him up and helped him finish off.  Drove home and both in the pool 10 minutes later – bliss.

5th June 2009

And another lovely day with plenty of sunshine and few fluffy clouds floating around.  Breeze was quite a bit stronger today and picked up more so during the evening, as did the cloud, but still very pleasant.

4th June 2009

Another superb day – lovely and warm and sunny but with a few more clouds around.  Now quite a covering of cloud (7.15 p.m.) but not the menacing type!  Still very warm – thermometer currently showing 27.6 degrees C.

3rd June 2009

Very sunny and very warm all day – slight breeze picked up during the day but only served to make it even more pleasant (and bearable in the direct sun!).

2nd June 2009

Happy Birthday Dad, wherever you are up there 🙂

Beautiful, beautiful day – very warm and not a cloud in the sky.  Not sure exactly what the temperatures were as each one I look at seems to give a different reading.  The one in the direct sun this morning, at around 9.30 a.m. showed 35 degrees C, and it certainly felt very hot.  Still warm now at 10 past 11 at night – 22.3 degrees C.

1st June 2009

A mixture of cloud and sunshine, with more sun than cloud – feeling very warm in the direct sunshine and very little breeze.

May 2009

3 May, 2009

31st May 2009

Overcast for most of the day with steady rain.  No breeze so still felt very mild – around mid 20’s.

30th May 2009

Another very hot and sunny day – thermometer was showing around 35 degrees C in the direct sunshine a couple of hours ago.  Showing 25 degrees C in the shade.  Too hot to sit out in it for very long.

29th May 2009

Wind finally dropped which left a very sunny and very hot day.  Not sure what the actual temperature was as I was out with my husband cleaning swimming pools – but it felt extremely hot!

28th May 2009

Totally clear, blue skies but very blustery which made it feel quite alot cooler than of late.  Breeze still going strong early evening though thermometer showing 20.1 C at 10.15 p.m. – not sure I believe it!

27th May 2009

Sunny and bright but with quite a gusty wind throughout most of the day.  Did feel quite a bit cooler in the breeze, but definitely not unpleasant.  Wind calmed down early evening and temperature currently showing 23.8 C (at 8.20 pm).

26th May 2009

A bit of a cloudy start to the day but soon gave way to blue skies and plenty of sunshine.   Quite a strong breeze in certan areas but still very warm in the direct sunshine.

25th May 2009

Started off, very early, with clear blue skies but quickly became very cloudy for the rest of the day.  Odd spells of sunshine, and still warm.  Clouds disappeared again around 5-6 p.m. to leave a very pleasant evening.

24th May 2009

A very sunny and warm start to the day but thickening cloud arrived around lunchtime, very suddenly!  Disappeared again about an hour later to leave another lovely day with a bit of breeze.  Slightly cooler than the last few days but still very, very pleasant.

23rd May 2009

Very, very warm today – thermometer showing up to 32.8 degrees in the direct snshine and with very little breeze, it felt VERY hot.  Put the thermometer on the subed late afternoon and it shot up to 45 degrees so can only think it was the heat o the sunbed matress which was making it rise so dramatically – though it was hot generally!

22nd May 2009

A lot more cloud around today but still very warm.  A bit of a breeze but not upleasant.  Temperatures well into the late 20’s/early 30’s.

21st May 2009

Nothing new to report – more sunshine and high temperatures with a bit of a breeze – another lovely day in Menorca.

20th May 2009

More sun, more high temperatures – thermometer was still showing around 32 degrees C in the direct sun at about 6 p.m.  A bit more of a breeze, which was very welcome!

19th May 2009

Very sunny, very hot – crikey – what is July and August going to be like?  Very little breeze today which made it very, very warm in the direct sunlight.

18th May 2009

And another beautiful day – a bit of a misty start but it didn’t hang around for long, then clear blue skies and just a slight breeze.  Very warm in the direct sun.

17th May 2009

Another lovely sunny, warm day.  There were a few more clouds about but nothing which prevented the sun’s rays from breaking through for most of the day.  Temperature at the moment showing 25.6 degrees C (6.40 p.m.).

16th May 2009

Beautiful sunny and warm day with barely a cloud to be seen.  Our thermometer was showing 30 degrees + in the direct sunshine.

15th May 2009

Much windier today and feeling quite a lot cooler than the last few days.  Temperatures around 18-19 degrees C maximum.  Wind and clouds decreased by late afternoon.

14th May 2009

A bit like yesterday’s weather with sunshine during the morning and cloud thickening during the afternoon/evening.  A light shower in the evening with a bit heavier rain during the night, though apparently there was a lot more rain elsewhere on the island.

13th May 2009

A lovely sunny and warm start to the day with increasing cloud during the afternoon.  Felt rather humid by late afternoon/early evening and we did think we were in for some rain, but it didn’t appear.

12th May 2009

Plenty of sunshine during the morning but then alot of cloud around in the afternoon and evening.  Still nice and warm though.

11th May 2009

Quite a misty start to the day and a little more breeze than the last few days.  Mist cleared quickly to leave another lovely sunny and warm day.

10th May 2009

Quite a bit more cloud around today though only a very thin layer.  Sun coming out, on and off, throughout the day.  Still nice and warm – warm enough to have Sunday luch outside on the patio.

9th May 2009

And another lovely day.  A little bit more cloud around today so the sun didn’t feel quite so intense, as it has the last couple of day, but still, very, very nice – felt a bit humid at times.

8th May 2009

Another very sunny and very warm day, with hardly any breeze.  Judging by the colour of my arms and shoulders, I think I spent a little too long outside gardening!

7th May 2009

Very sunny, very warm, very little breeze – another fabulous day.

6th May 2009

Beautiful sunny day and very warm.  Not much else I can say really.

5th May 2009

Looked a bit black and a few drops of rain first thing but the wind soon blew the clouds away.  Another sunny day but pretty windy, which did make it feel quite a bit cooler.  Temp in the shade is showing 18.5 degrees C at the moment (4.30 p.m.) so not bad really.

4th May 2009

Another lovely day but a bit more breezy than yesterday.  Still lovely and warm in the sunshine – up to around 22-23 degrees C.

3rd May 2009

Well this was our moving day and what a glorious day, possibly the warmest yet this year – just what you need when you are lugging big boxes around!  Not complaining though.  At nearly 8 p.m. the temperature outside is still showing 22 degrees C.

2nd May 2009

A bright and sunny day but still quite a cool breeze though lovely and warm if sheltered from it.  Temperatures anywhere between 17-23 (ish) degrees C.

1st May 2009

Oh what a night!  Extremely loud thunder and spectacular lightening, as well as lots and lots of rain.  Rain continuining into the morning but eventually cleared up by mid/late morning.  The afternoon had plenty of sunshine but quite a strong breeze which did make it feel fairly cool.