Archive for February, 2012

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!