Sunday, November 16, 2008


Sunday 16th November - I managed to capture these spectacular photographs of the moon at sunrise this morning, taken from our terrace..........

Tuesday, November 11, 2008



Lilly, Lorca and Mateo

Lilly, Lorca,Mateo and Martin

Updated photographs of Lorca (now 6 months old) and Mateo (now 4 months old) Both are in good health......

Tuesday November 11th - Just wanted to share today’s sunset with you….


The War Graves at the English Cemetery in Malaga

On Sunday we attended the service of Holy Communion for Remembrance Sunday at St George’s Church in Malaga and we are so pleased that we did. The church was filled to the rafters and there were at least 20 people standing outside. The service was attended by members of Her Majesty’s Forces stationed in Gibraltar, along with members of the Royal British Legion. It was the most moving service and we were both close to tears at the laying of the wreaths on the war graves.

The Lone Bugler

Members of Her Majesty's Forces stationed in Gibraltar

They shall not grow old as we who are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,

A War Veteran

IN FLANDERS FIELDS the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

The English Cemetery in Malaga, where St George’s Church stands, is the result of the inspiration of William Mark, who was British Consul in Malaga from 1824 until 1836 and due to his persistent efforts the first protestant cemetery in Spain was established in 1831 and today contains more than 1000 graves. The cemetery is also a botanical garden with a number of unusual specimens of trees and plants. With several well-known people buried there, it has become one of Malaga’s historical sites.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Soren Kjeldsen 'Volvo Masters Champion 2008'

Leader Board

We are having quite a year with regard to competitions. Having won a couple of tickets to see Deep Purple back in September, we entered another competition on the same Discover Ronda website and won a pair of tickets to the Volvo Masters Tournament at the Valderrama Golf Club.

Unfortunately, the weather for the first three days was awful and play had to be suspended on two occasions because the course was flooded. Due to the weather conditions, Lin couldn’t face the thought of walking around a golf course in the rain, so on the Sunday Ed and I decided to go along and what a great day we had. Although the day was mostly cloudy, there was very little rain and the tournament finished in beautiful sunshine.

Rubbing shoulders with Ken Brown & Howard Clarke

We arrived at the course at around 11am and followed Padraig Harrington, the Italian Francesco Molinari and Robert Karlsson, who became the first player from Sweden to win the European Tour Order of Merit, edging-out double ‘Major’ champion Padraig Harrington by €273,639.

We then picked up the group of the Swede Alexander Noren, Colin Montgomerie and Paul Lawrie, who we saw hole his second shot at the short Par 4 eighth hole named ‘El Bunker’

One of the most difficult Par 3's in Europe

The final group approach the seventeenth..

The tournament was won by the Dane Søren Kjeldsen at 8 under, followed closely by Anthony Wall at 6 under over the four days. The 33-year-old from Aalborg became the first Dane ever to win the Volvo Masters title and the 20th player to have his name on the iconic trophy. Sergio García continued a great record in the Volvo masters without winning it, his tie for fourth place, his seventh top-10 finish in 10 Volvo Masters starts.

This was the 21st and final Volvo Masters, so I am really pleased that we made the effort to attend.

European Tour's chief referee John Paramor

Sunday Pass