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Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Happy New Year !

Sorry it's a bit late but I've been on holiday and brought back a stinking cold :(

We flew to Spain on the 27th and stopped at a friends timeshare apartment. The place was freezing and took 2 days to get warm. It rained a lot, but when it was sunny it was lovely and about 16 - 18C which was nice.

We went to Gibraltar for a day trip and saw the apes, have got some nice piccies which I need to get off the camera.

The wierdest thing though was celebrating 2 New Years, the Spanish one was at 11pm UK time, and the of course our time. We found the BBC tv station and watched the fireworks in London which were spectacular.

The worst part of the holiday though was how expensive things are to buy. The exchange rate from Euro to the £ was 1:1, we took some money from the bank whilst we were there are at one point got less that £ per euro. The basics were really expensive - £3.85 for a 4 pint carton of milk, £1.50 for a loaf of bread, £0.89 for a tin of beans, just unbelievable really. We spent £750 in a week and I promise you there were no luxuuries in that!

But, it was a rest. We had a nice time with our friends and it was certainly an exciting start to the New Year.

Let's hope 2009 is a better year for us than last year.

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