Friday, 27 June 2014

Friday Flowers and the holiday that wasn't!!

Back from holiday, the garden has been taken over by Convolvulus, but there are Roses. Alchemilla Mollis and Lavender, the Scabious came from Waitrose.....sorry Julienne!!

Sorry I didn't post any pictures whilst away, it turned out not to be a photography type of holiday, it was more a sitting about waiting for repair men and phone calls type of holiday.
When we arrived on Thursday I couldn't get the boiler to fire up to produce hot water, we eventually got in touch with an engineer who promised us an appointment the following Monday......4 days without hot water but I could cope!!! I loathe camping but a bowl balanced on an upturned waste paper bin in the bath, then filled with two kettles of hot water topped up with cold gave sufficient water for a hair wash using a mug , and a flannel for the rest of me.......good job I like a challenge.
Then the electrics started playing up, put the television or coffee machine on then switch on a light and poof!!! nothing worked for about an hour until the circuit breaker switch decided to turn back on.
All I can say is that with a bathroom with no window I was very glad to have a kindle cover with a light!!!

The gas engineer called, checked the boiler and declared we had no gas.....a mix up with the bank and the gas company meant that a bill last August for 17 euros hadn't been paid, though all subsequent bills had and they cut us off!!!

Getting gas reconnected in Spain is not for the faint hearted....a new account in my husband has apparently been black listed!! After many trips to the gas company's office we were still not reconnected by the time we left, a friend is now dealing with it, thank goodness.

The electrics were repaired on day 9 of the holiday a new switch on the circuit board was needed..... thank goodness the weather was lovely and it was light until 10.00 in the evening.

So we have decided to return in September to try again, and have the holiday we thought we were going to have!!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.



Michelle said...

Oh Georgie ,your tale has a familiar ring to it.luckliy for us not this holiday.

Robin said...

Wonderful pictures Georgie...I'll bet you managed to enjoy your holiday in between the dramas!

flowers on my table said...

Oh goodness Gergie, it's a wonder you weren't put off Spain for life!
Your flowers are beautiful and just right with the blue and white china. Have a relaxing sunday, with love, Linda x

Kay said...

what a nightmare!! lovely flowers Georgie..our scabious has just started flowering in the walled garden...are you at Hampton Court flower show??

Marianne Cook said...

Missed this last week - sounds like the holiday from hell! So sorry, Georgie. I expect you need another (better) one to get over it.