Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Seasons Greetings

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

We wish past and future guests a merry Christmas. It was a quieter than usual 2010 for us mainly due to a very quiet Spring caused by a number of well documented reasons. In spite of this we have managed a number of improvements in the accommodation as well as our own house, at last!

Next year is kicking off pretty well with over 20 weeks booked already. Looking at the weather from northern Europe and indeed the Costa del Sol, which has flooding again, makes us appreciate the the dry, mild climate we enjoy here.

We normally take it pretty easy over the festive season, a few drinks, nice food and good company are the usual for us. The highlights will be answering your enquiries!

Merry Christmas!

Rain, Rain, Rain!

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Great day here yesterday, it rained all day. Got up around 4:30 and watched the end of the Cricket. Did a couple of hours work on the day job. Looked at all the snowy pictures on Facebook. Watched SIX episodes of Mad Men and the El Clasico, Barca v R. Madrid game where my 2 favourite Portuguese men* lost 5-0. Perfect!

Today? is that rain coming or will I have to clear up LOADS of Fig leaves?

*Ronaldo and Mourinho

Easyjet baggage allowance

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

Apparently they have now stopped the 32 Kg in one bag trick that I mentioned here a few months ago…beware.

Warning over holiday villa online booking scams

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

BBC news ran this article yesterday warning people to be careful when booking a property online. It is good advice and the industry really needs some regulation to give holiday renters some confidence that the holiday apartment or villa they desire is genuine.

What do we do at our end to assure you that we are genuine?

We started renting out in 2004 and this ad on Owners direct supports this, scroll to the bottom and read..

“This advertiser joined Owners Direct in June 2004,
and has advertised this property with us since November 2004.”  and on Spain holiday since Jan 2008.

Our online guest book has 75 entries starting from February 2006  when we launched the web site, we can also be found on google and trip advisor.

We have been verified and accredited on “Your Holiday Matters” which is linked from our web site home page.

If your still not sure please give us a call and check that we are real people, the phone number is on all the ads.

Book with confidence, you’ll be glad you did.

Back from the UK

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

We’ve just been back to England for a long weekend mainly to celebrate Florrie’s, my Mum, 90th Birthday. What a great time we had, all the family had worked so hard preparing fantastic food.

We stayed in a lovely B&B which has an award winning Breakfast and it’s worth staying there for this alone. The Godalming area has loads to offer, beautiful countryside, Guildford for shopping and only 45 minutes from London on the train.

Did I forget to mention that it’s run by my Brother and his wife?

Web site a work of fiction?

Friday, July 16th, 2010

Came across the website “I write like” the idea being you paste some text you’ve written and it “Checks which famous writer you write like with this statistical analysis tool, which analyzes your word choice and writing style and compares them with those of the famous writers.”

So I pasted the 1st 2 paragraphs of our home page and it came back with H.P.Lovecraft, Wikipedia tells me…

Howard Phillips Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937) was an American author of horror, fantasy, and science fiction, especially the sub-genre known as weird fiction….oh err!

World Cup Winners

Monday, July 12th, 2010

I expect most people saw it, it was like watching any team managed by Sam Alardyce kick Arsenal around the pitch. Anyway the good guys won and Spain partied!

Vera at Midnight

Vera at Midnight

Sizzling summer has started to fizzle.

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

After the no show of the Football team my mate John told me the Cricket team are unbeatable.  I watched them stutter yesterday and wondered if Fabio had given the team talk. All we need now is for the English hater to win Wimbledon and the 42 inch Plasma could be looking for a new home.

Just go with the Flo

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Went back to the UK through an ash window for a couple of days to collect my Mum for her annual visit. Had a good time but wow that traffic!

Went to a pub in London to meet my daughters and Ingrid, an ex-Au-pair we hadn’t seen for a long time and it was a good evening.

Sitting on the next table was Florence without her machine but with 9 guys in tow, I must admit I did stare a bit!

Florence Petty

Florence Petty

Florence without her machine

Florence without her machine

Booted Eagles

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010
Booted Eagle

Booted Eagle

Saw an amazing sight this morning, nine Booted Eagles hovering over Stig’s favourite Rabbit patch. The air was still, not a sound. All wildlife that knew what was good for them were laying low.

Booted Eagle

Booted Eagle