Day 1414 – Cabopino – 14 1 14

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Day 1414 – Cabopino – 14 1 14

Primarily this blog is aimed at keeping our daughter in the UK, Chloe, abreast of our adventures in Europe. Additionally, we hope that other readers will find snippets of info regarding campsites, prices and foreign travel interesting or perhaps just informative.

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Hi Clo,

Look at the blog date and Day number. Spooky or what????:Eeek:

Went for Big Bobs Birthday Breakfast on Sunday (22nd) – a full fry feed-up with Bucks Fizz. Excellent nosh from Bob and Pat.

Kelly, Rich and the girls arrived that afternoon and after John and Kaye dropped by, it was 11pm before we all got to bed! Another day disappears into oblivion.

On Monday 23rd we dropped Paul and Jackie at the airport and then went into Benalmadena to catch up with Dougie and Elizabeth for lunch. Then to Fuengirola and shopping at Icelands. Stocked up on a few goodies! Then into Kelly’s for Fish Fingers and Chips and cards till 1.30 am!!!! Linda and Geoff arrived and joined us for drinks.

Christmas Eve was a visit to Fuengi on the bus for Fish n Chips at the Crispy Cod –‘ best F and C on the Coast’ – it was OK! Got some garish Hawaiian shorts for the do on 18th Jan. Then back to the 'van to batten down the hatches, before going round to Peters for a few drinkees. Then collapsed in 'van. We should have gone into Jorge’s for drinks and Tapas but couldn’t manage it and missed a good party apparently. :Doh:

The winds blew up to 60 knots on Christmas Eve and many awnings were damaged or even shredded. Pine needles and cones flew down all night. We were OK, thankfully. John and Eve and Peter suffered badly.:Sad:

The sun came out about midday on Christmas Day and we had fizz and smoked salmon with Bryan before going to El Cortijo for lunch with 26 other campers. Ate too much! Walked home and collapsed with huge gut!!! ODG!

Boxing day we had ‘cold cuts’ at Kelly’s with crazy scrabble and cars. Another late night with Bryan cheating all night.

27th – I hid!:Wink:

On Saturday Geoff and Linda came for supper and much merriment. Our neighbours must be getting fed up with us – but we always stop well before midnight when we are in the awning.

29th sees us playing Petanca followed by roasties at ours and cards with Kelly and Rich.

30th off to the Golf Course at Elviria. €20 for a day ticket for the excellent par 3 course up and down dale. Rich, Peter, Shirl and me all played really well with pars a plenty. Good value. Then quiet night in, building up for NYE with Geoff and Linda at La Despensa. It’ll be €100 a head but they put on a good do.

New Year’s Eve at La Despensa. Always great service and a good night out, if not a tad expensive. Went into Jorge’s to meet up with the crowd at around 1am and got to bed at 2am. Up early for the Cabopino NY Splash – see photos. Quite a big crowd for the annual dip. Lovely sunny day enjoyed by all. Then back to the 'van for a Paella Wednesday.

Christmas and NY has been very enjoyable with a really hectic social scene. However, we are both beginning to flag a bit now and we really need a few days off the booze and rich food.

Been off the booze for 4 days now and feeling better. Picked up P and J from the airport on Friday night and they were greeted back with rain this morning. Poor old Geoff and Linda! Not only was their ferry cancelled on the way out, but also on the way back – so they have to drive all the way through France in this horrible weather to get a ferry or train from Calais. What bad luck.

Settling back into normality with bowls and early nights. No quiz till the 14th, but we had the 4th International Petanca Competition on the 8th. John and Olivia won and I think all 32 entrants enjoyed themselves.

Off to Caseres, near Estapona, today for lunch with P and J to restaurant recommended by Alison and Mike. Found the Forge up in the hills. Very nice restaurant, excellent menu and surroundings. There were about 40 covers for lunch on a Saturday. Not bad for January in the middle of nowhere! All we could eat and drink for €35 ph. Bargain. It's about 45 mins from Cabopino but only 10kms off the A7.

Then Sunday evening at El Cortijo. I think we’ve done that restaurant for this year. It's fine but there are so many others we haven’t done yet.
The quiz is back on Tuesday, 14th. Looking forward to it.

Glad to hear that the wedding plans are moving on.

Clarets still second – 20 games to go. Getting nervous now!

Raining today and hope it's dry for Saturday’s Hawaiian Casino!

Your mother is walking about Cala Mijas in the rain while I get on with the sequel to SNOW!....THAW!

Golf on Wednesday.
All for now,
Don’t work too hard,
M and D
PS. Rich achieved a good tick. Snowboarding in the Sierra Nevada and swimming in the Med in one day. Spectacular!
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