A quick update for everyone, business continues to exceed our expectations and new customers keep coming onboard – long may it continue!
Well its getting close to Christmas again! Cannot believe how fast this year has gone, and what a year it has been with the dreadful COVID-19 virus sweeping the world BUT, hopefully there is some light at the end of the tunnel with numerous vaccines becoming available shortly! It’s been a mad, crazy year with the virus, lockdowns, our move to Spain being on then off then on again, but we are here and even though many government departments are working flat out and busy trying to clear backlogs, we have all the required legal documentation before the end of the transition period, Phew!
I hope you are all ready for Christmas in whatever form it may take. Think it’s just making the best of the terrible situation we all find ourselves in. To me, due to being in Spain, it does not feel like nearly Christmas, it’s just not the same as being in the UK. It seems Spain do not have as many decorations like they do in the UK and its just not that big in Spain, the Spanish celebrate Epiphany, or ‘Three Kings Day’ which I believe is on January 6th. You can go buy decorations from supermarkets and the China shops they just don’t go mad with them like we do.
So this week my hubby Phil rented me a car so that I could get used to driving in Spain and to get my confidences up. We have a 7-seater car which we need for the business but I find it far too big for me so he hired me a small Fiesta so I could get used to driving over here. Thank you to a good friend for renting us the car! I can confirm it is going well although I must say, I feel like I am learning to driving again. Feels very wired but enjoying driving.
On Monday Phil went to play ‘PADEL’ with some of his friends. Padel is a popular sport here in Spain and it seems like a mix between Tennis and Squash. It’s played in a ‘PADEL COURT, and always with four players. I can say they all really enjoyed it and will all be going back on a weekly basis! They are all like school kids again it fun to see them happy, bless them. Not sure about the ‘keeping fit’ side though as they all retired back to the pub after playing?
So as for the vaccine, this will mean so much to all of us around the world. I cannot wait be able to go see my family again and them to come see us may take some time but, as I say, there is a light at end of the tunnel at last. We have pretty much ruled out any possibility of returning to the UK for the Christmas week due to UK restrictions and the requirements of the Spanish Government instructing a PRC Test is required no older than 72 hour before being allowed back into Spain!
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Stay Safe – Jack’s xxx