Wow, what a busy few weeks! Following on from my last post about our summer plans I thought it only right to give you guys a quick update so here I am sitting in my sunny kitchen back here in Blighty (my office is a pigsty!) We dragged ourselves back to the UK last weekend only to land in the midst of a mini heat wave much to my excitement and the best news is that we returned home having exchanged contracts on our beautiful new Mallorcan home! This however didn’t come without a hitch. It turns out we can’t get a mortgage on our new property until the legalisation papers have been stamped so these are currently sat on the desk of the ONE architect who works at the town hall in Mallorca and may well remain so whilst he goes off on his 2 MONTH annual summer holiday! Meanwhile we are sat at home in the UK twiddling our thumbs. I’m sure this whole process was created by the universe to try to teach me the art of patience! So far it isn’t working, however here are a couple of things I have learnt during our 5 weeks in Mallorca. 1) Banks there are incredible. The bank manager always remembers your name and your face and you have access to an actual, real life person six days a week either in branch or by phone or email. Something I’ve not heard of in England in at least twenty years! 2) April is mating season for both frogs and cockerels making it a very noisy time, particularly at night, if you are in the countryside. 3) There is no shortage of shops selling “holistic goodies”. There are, not one but two shops within a 3 mile radius selling precious stones and crystals including malas and other fabulous jewels and I’ve also discovered a shop jam-packed with my favourite Weleda skincare and cosmetics so I needn’t go without OR pay a fortune in excess baggage. 4) Speaking of shopping, there is a fab new, huge Zara in the capital Palma and I was pleasantly surprised (husband not so much) to discover one of my fave shops from my days of living in Barcelona, Pedro Del Hierro is still going strong. 5)You need to go with the flow on this island. One evening I invited a new friend I had made to accompany me to a Tibetan singing bowl meditation (as you do!) at the local yoga centre. Having um’ed and ah’ed all day about whether we should go or have a BBQ, we got dressed up and rushed off to the centre only to find they had cancelled the class due to lack of interest! We decided the next most beneficial thing would be to sit in the main square and drink Rosé instead. Namaste.
So that leaves us here in the UK, at least for the month of May but I shan’t be putting my feet up! I’ve got a super-exciting month coming up, jam-packed with some wonderful events and opportunities to share with you here on the blog. And now with that in mind I’m off to raid my wardrobe!!
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