Skip to main content

The week after lockdown


Wow what a week. I can't believe it's already Sunday and we're looking back at the events of the past week. Last weekend it was announced that our area on the Costa Blanca would enter phase one of the de-escalation plan. So excited for a little bit of freedom and see the little part of the world we live in after being housebound for eight weeks.

During the eight week lockdown I only ventured out twice. The first time was on the very first Monday in week one when I had to take Mumma Bear to the vets for her booster, her appointment was already in place so it was fine for that to be honored. The second time I ventured out was about week three or four when I popped out to do some groceries. I went to one of the local supermarkets in the village which is literally a three minute drive from our house. Well, when I got there I came over all panicky and flustered. Walking around the shop was all a bit of a blur and I just couldn't find anything on my list. I just grabbed a few bits, nervously paid and walked quickly back to my car. On the way home I was in such a tizz I even drove past the turning to our road. I was fine once I got home, it was so weird what came over me, but we decided that Mark would do the grocery shopping for the rest of lockdown.

Last Sunday night was exciting though in a very bizarre way, that the next day we would be allowed out again and actually leave the house together. Here in Spain we haven't even been able to go out in the car together at all. I think the lockdown has been quite strict here compared to other countries. But I am pleased with how they've done it actually.

Monday morning was like Christmas. We woke up early, bounced out of bed and got ready to venture out. It was great just to be in the car together and drive out of our village. We had to go over to our old house to check on it as it had been left on it's own for the whole of lockdown. Luckily no issues and then we headed over to one of the big supermarkets Al Campo and did a huge grocery shop.

Tuesday was even more exciting as after accepting an offer on our house back in December and we were due to complete the week we went into lockdown, which never happened because of the lockdown. Then many other delays along the way we were starting to get very worried and stressed if the sale would actually go through. Then Monday lunchtime we had notification that we had an appointment at the notary on Tuesday to finally complete on the house. Happy days.

The rest of the week has been lovely, re-exploring our area (with masks on and social distancing of course) and reminding ourselves why we moved to Spain in the first place.

Coffee at La Mirada in La Zenia before we went to the Notary




The sun was shining on Wednesday so we went back to La Mirada for a breakfast coffee and croissant





Still buzzing from the house sale and it slowly sinking in the old house was sold, we popped to Torre de la Horadada for an afternoon glass of Cava






Saturday we went to Mil Palmeras for a drink and some halloumi at the the Greek restaurant, Isla Mediterranea





We have another week of phase one and then if all is still going in the right direction we go into phase two, which they've announced the beaches and swimming pools will also be opening. All with reduced capacity like the restaurants, but to be honest we're loving the spaced out tables and the quietness here on the Costa. 

Stay safe

x Heather

follow me on

Comments

  1. Looks fantastic.....like the Maldives or the Caribbean 🌝

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Spanish Bob, it really is a beautiful place : )

      Delete

Post a comment

More on the blog...

Mil Palmeras

Happy Thursday guys, hope you're all well. I'm just popping on here to show you a few pictures I snapped quickly today while we were at Mil Palmeras Beach. We popped to Mercadona this morning, well more lunchtime(ish) as we are sleeping in so much lately, but that's for another day. So, we picked up a few bits for the weekend and grabbed one of their sushi boxes for our lunch on the go. fyi , the best supermarket sushi I've had! After our trip to Mercadona we headed for Leroy Merlin in La Zenia as we needed to get some more bags of sand and some gravel too for our little diy garden project. I say little, but it's turning into quite the construction! Keep an eye on my  insta stories   over the weekend for updates. En-route to Leroy's we stopped off at Mil Palmeras to eat our sushi by the sea. Mil Palmeras has always been one of our favourite places here on the Costa Blanca South. Actually it was one of the first places we went to after the lockdown last year.  To

Blogging tips ~ Basic/Beginner

~ Disclaimer - this post is just a light hearted look at the very basic blogging tips. I do not have high DA or high stats, but I thought some of the things I have picked up over years may be helpful. Even if just one person takes one thing I've shared as useful info, then this post is worthwhile. This post also contains affiliate links ~ I'm laughing at myself a little bit writing this post as I want to be very clear that I'm not an award winning blogger, I don't have a high da score and I don't really have many page views at the moment. You're probably wondering to yourself why am I even writing this post if I'm not a far flung award winning blogger? Well, this is it. I call myself a blogger, because well I have a blog and I document stuff. I've had my blog for over eight years now and even though I haven't had a breakthrough (yet) I have picked up a couple of things along the way. I have also been asked before by friends about starting a blog, so

How to do your cars ITV/MOT in Spain

  ~ Disclaimer - this post is not associated with any ITV centres in Spain or anything that they maybe connected with them. I am also not a car mechanic of any sorts and I would always advise to seek professional advice. This post is simply sharing my experience of an ITV ~ It's that time when Marks car is due it's ITV, which is similar to the UK's MOT. In Spain your car has it's first ITV check when it's 4 years old. Then every 2 years up until the car is 10, then it's checked every year. When living in another country and not really knowing the lingo, these type of things can seem a little daunting at times and it may feel easier to just throw money at things to get someone to do it for you.  Which I think happens a lot when it comes to getting your cars ITV. A lot of garages offer a service where they will do a pre-itv check and then take your car to the test centre and do it for you. Sounds great doesn't it. Which it is don't get me wrong at all, it&