a very busy April, May has been a bit quieter mainly due to the
wetter weather. With little chance to get stuck into any serious
work we have been taking any opportunities to prune the olive trees
and keep the workmen supplied with water for their cement mixer.
Manolo and his ever changing team of workmen have been doing
a sterling job and we are very pleased with the quality of work
they are producing.They have finished everything apart from laying
the approach ramp to the door. I am going to do the rendering when
we get back from the UK.
Dylan has been charging around a lot. He has benn lonely and visiting
our friends who live a bit further down the barranc to play with
their pack of dogs. It had become a regular occurance that when
we went down there and let him off his chain he would play with
us for a while and then get bored and wander off to see their dog
it could be that last Thursday the problem got solved as when we
arrived at the Moli a large white dog was lying in the shade of
one of the workmens vans. We let Dylan meet him and they seem to
get along fine even though the new dog is a lot bigger than Dylan
and a male. He is obviously a Pyrenean Mountain dog and has been
called DJ because he appeared on DiJous (Thursday).
friends with the dog pack have just had a litter of six male puppies
from one of their bitches courtesy of a wandering Springer Spaniel.
They are lovely little things who are sure to find good homes.
The plans for the Moli are currently being held up by the Department
of Aigua and the Department of Tourism. We do have the answers they
want and hopefully when they have looked at them we will be able
to move on and start the restoration. Only time will tell.
of the local villages, La Galera, held its 15th Fira de Terrassa
on the first weekend in May. We went down to see what was there
and were amazed by the huge number of stalls spread out over four
streets. There were stallholders from all over the Iberian peninsula
and Balearic islands, with some beautifull ceramic and terracotta
work on display.