The practical stuff:
The sea is surprisingly cold though Lyd says I'm just wimping out.
The beaches have been perfect sand for extensive fortresses and dams.
Ice cream is called 'Helados' and we're only averaging one a day so far.
The showers are hot.
The supermercado doesn't sell cheddar but S&R are coping with Edam.
The van is alive and well.
The kettle's whistle has melted.
Sam and Rosie:
They are having a lovely time with beaches and ice cream and camping. The last 2 days they have fallen asleep on the bus back up the hill to the campsite around 4pm (just a little siesta). The other children on the campsites seem to go to bed very late so we may have to adjust things a little.
Despite the luxurious deadline free, easy going nature of our life they are exploring the feelings of anxiety associated with getting on and off things
. The fear is that one or all of us will be left behind. We were nice and early for our Portsmouth ferry yet Sam insisted I sat in the driving seat, belted up, with both hands on the wheel looking straight ahead. At times hilarious and at times pretty scary and embarassing as Sam pushes us through the crowd of other passengers on buses to make sure we get on and off first.
Ideas for future posts positively encouraged.
Catch ya later alligators.
Greetings from San Sebastian. It's Easter Weekend. We're still hopeful of finding an Easter procession to watch but as yet the nearest we've got was a queue for the Aquarium.We've also failed to find hot cross buns but substituted with ice cream. What would 'Sam Sebastian' say? He seems more in favour of bar snacks (called 'pintxos') which are like tapas only more so and from what I can tell free to those who are brave enough to take and munch while ordering drinks.We are established in the middle of the camping equivalent of Bishop's Avenue though I'm not sure we've hit the heights yet so perhaps I should say the Holly Lodge Estate. It may be of note that the majority of cars/campers in the Avenue are registered in Spain. We know because Sam counts and records them each evening. Oh the excitement when we saw a 'DK' sticker this evening and I'm not sure any of us have recovered from the explanation required for 'CAT'. Those of you who are smugly sitting nodding at this one will no doubt basque in the glory