Hello everyone!

I hope you are all keeping well and cool!! Summer has well and truly landed.

On the first one of our Day Trips, we went to Guadalest which is situated in the mountains above Benidorm. It was a very windy upwards ride, but WOW when we got there the views were amazing! The weather was perfect, shops selected and eating facilities full!! (If you decide to go – book a restaurant in advance!) There is plenty to see and do, including visiting the lovely museums and the Castle. You also get a free workout as some of the roads are somewhat hilly in places!  All in all it was a fabulous day.

Let’s catch up with some visitors who came to entertain us at our meeting:

Tony Dwyer, a Level 4 trained Responder from FAST came to tell us about the work FAST does for the Camposol Community. We are so fortunate to have this unique group to help save lives. FAST is now a recognised Charity in Spain relying purely on public donations – for example the cost of just one lifesaving piece of equipment, a Defibrillator, is 1,800€. These volunteers are life savers – if you can, please help them to continue helping us.

We had an inspiring talk from Betty Hill who lives on the Isle of Man, telling us about how it became an island, got its name, got its cat!, has fairies – good and not so good ones. She and her husband moved there for work, fell in love with the Island ways and stayed. Betty travels to other places including Camposol, so has a vast experience of different ways of life. Thank you Betty for a hugely informative afternoon. A little fairy has said Betty is coming back to continue with more stories of ‘Isle of Man life’ including the war years. We are looking forward to that re-visit.

Well that’s it for now: next time ‘how the end of season party went!’ and what’s on the agenda for September onwards.

Take care, look after yourselves and others + be kind – it means a lot and costs nothing.

Sue xx