Summer fades to Autumn

 

Just can’t believe my last post was over 2 months ago – sorry! Where did the wonderful summer go? A cruise, trip to England, watching the World Cup, partying at a few fiestas and days on the beach of course.

Then, on the really scorching hot afternoons here, it was a case of sofa, a good movie and ice cream. That got me thinking of my favourite movies – not easy! I often see on other blogs – top 10 lists but Steve and I listed 40 plus movies straight off. Somehow, I have got my list down to top 20….sort of…. It would change yet again if I was asked tomorrow!

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  • Officer and a Gentleman
  • Pretty Woman
  • Rain Man
  • Forest Gump
  • When Harry met Sally
  • Sleepless in Seattle
  • Groundhog Day
  • Shawshank Redemption
  • Good Morning, Vietnam
  • Oceans Eleven
  • As Good as it Gets
  • Terms of Endearment
  • Apollo 13
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • Gravity
  • Top Gun
  • Grease
  • The Italian Job (original)
  • ET
  • Jaws

Steve loves all movies, so his list is not in a time warp like mine! What are your favourite films?

Anyway, we said ‘adios’ to August and welcomed a little September rain. (Now that’s something I didn’t think I would say when living in Spain.)

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But the rains brought a lovely freshness and it is still around 24 degrees but with no humidity. Autumn is here and the gardenย  has come alive with so much flowering.

Why do weeds grow faster than plants? But hey, we will even have the start of a ‘lawn’ in the coming weeks!ย  It really is more like Spring.

Soon, we are allowed to take Charlie for long walks on the beach followed by hot fresh coffee. Yes, it will also be ‘adios’ to my lovely iced coffees!

The farmer who owns most of the land around our house is also busy. After removing dead orange trees from 3 fields back in May, we are now all ‘ploughed’ ready for the farmer to plant the much promised olive and almond trees. Wow, the smell from the blossom in a few months time will be gorgeous!

In a few weeks the pellet burner will be firing up the central heating and we will be all snuggled up. Dare I say, making plans for Christmas????!!!

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