The dreaded question of when to wear those socks that have been staring at us from their drawer all summer will have to be answered soon.
Not being a fan of sunbathing my way to catch the rays is to walk the dogs in the summer without a top on and now the mornings are a bit cooler, a tee shirt spares the locals from seeing my little Buddha belly or Guinness baby as it’s affectionately named. Having dogs is a great way to both exercise and enjoy the fabulous countryside and this time of year walks can be done at any time of the day. If you don’t have one (or two or three) then you can get free dogs from the local dog rescue charities APSA and PAWS, and there is a good selection of brown ones, black ones, big ones and little ones. If it’s a puppy you are after then try Puppy Rescue. Its been medically proven that owning a dog lengthens a persons life expectancy due to the happiness they bring into peoples lives and of course because of the extra exercise people take when walking them.
There are some stunning places to visit locally and now is the time to enjoy the countryside without the summer hordes to block the way, take up the parking spaces and steal the best tables in all the restaurants. Take a walk and picnic along the coastal path in the Cabo de Gata. Explore the beautiful hills and villages of the Sierra De Los Filabres. Between Oria and Purchena are stunning pine clad mountains with walking routes clearly marked. Up past Baza is the stunning
Reading through the Euro Weekly News the other day I read that fellow columnist Chris Marshall was involved in a car prang in a car park and had problems getting the offender to give his insurance details. The Guardia often have road blocks on busy roads as there are many people driving here in
I am surely an insurance brokers dream as I always make sure my car, home, belongings and any trips abroad are all covered by insurance. In fact only once have I travelled abroad without insurance and guess what? Yes I had my brand new camera stolen. A sad and expensive lesson learnt.