Sunday, March 22, 2009

Marzo Falso

We are well into March and a quarter of the way into the year already. Where does the time go? The Spanish say that in March you cannot fiarse in the weather, meaning you cannot depend on it, hence the expression Marzo Falso. However, inspired by any glimmer of sun I bought a pair of new summer sandals from Arpe in Estepona. They weren't too expensive at 30 euros and they are really well made. I actually managed to get sun burnt on the beach last Sunday. The girls were off horse riding with their friend so Justin and I siezed the opportunity of some free time and headed for the beach. To our surprise we weren't the only ones soaking up the rays and no they weren't fellow guiris. In actual fact there were a few young spanish couples in swimwear making the most of the spring sunshine. It is quite unusual to see the spanish on the beach before San Juan at the end of June which is the kind of official date to start eating ice cream and sitting on the beach. Speaking of ice creams we even treated ourselves to one of those.

I have to say we are feeling quite tired at the moment as we have been burning the candle at both ends lately. We were out both Friday night and Saturday nights. We have been really spoilt by our friends as not only did their friend's mum take them off last Sunday to go horseriding but they stayed at another friends' house on Friday night. We still got up at the unearthly hour of eight on a saturday morning, force of habit I suppose!Incidentally, if anyone is interested in horseriding let me know and I can post the details.

I have also started flamenco lessons if anyone is interested in classes, just let me know. However, a friend and I hope to share private lessons with the teacher as her prices are reasonable and I just can't make it to the required two nights a week what with children, cooking and other responsibilities.

Anyway, off to prepare for the week. Have a good week everyone.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Rain and Cafe Teatro

Rain predicted for the rest of the week, great! For those of you in the Estepona area, I thought that I would introduce to you El Escenario. I haven't been there myself but parents might be interested to know that on some Friday evenings they do children's theatre. They don't appear to have put March schedule on yet but I guess they will in the next few days.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Miserable Weather

Well the title says it all, what more can I say.

On Friday the girls finished their campo de baloncesto, so we went to the cinema with some friends to see Beverley Hills Chihuahua, a really cute film for kids or dog loving adults alike.

Saturday was Andalucia Day and that was celebrated in our town in the pabellon where there were all kinds of show going on and ham and cheese tasting. That evening we went out sans enfants or should I say sin ninos to a lovely restaurant on the casares road called Arroyo-Hondo. It was our friends that suggested we eat there and we were most pleasantly surprised. There is a fab menu and very good service so we will definitely be going again!

Yesterday we made the most of the sunny morning and went to the park in Estepona where we bumped into our neighbours who invited us back for some lunch. We remained the rest of the day at their house where we passed the time playing scrabble and tabu. I have to say I lost miserably but I was the only first language English speaker in the group so I think that they should have made allowances for me, don't you?