How was your weekend?
It is such a normal thing we all say on Monday morning, but how do you respond to that, when in the early hours of the morning, the house shook you awake when a wall fell down?
“Oh fine, rained a lot though”!
Living in Spain for 25 years, I have seen lots of weather and when it rains here, it seriously rains!
Roads usually flood, manhole covers lift and things float down the street. I have seen it dozens of times. But this was the worse rain I have ever experienced…EVER!
My garden was teetering on the brink of a raging torrent, formerly a babbling brook. The neighbours garden had joined mine to form a swamp, along with a garden wall. My ‘better half’ braved the weather to walk around and assess the damage, videoing as he went. OMG! Here is what he saw.
So after doing 2 Christmas fairs with the MyGeckoBox team on Friday and Saturday, followed by a birthday party at Burger King in the evening, my dream of a relaxing Sunday suddenly disappeared.
We mopped up the water that was coming in every gap it could find and tried to call the insurers to report it… finally we managed to get through at 7 o’clock on Monday night, to be told as it had been declared an official disaster somebody else was dealing with it, and to ring another number, so we started all over again! Grrr.
Still on the up side of the weekend, we did have a fantastic time on Saturday at the Christmas Fair of the English International College in good old Marbs. They really pushed the boat out with the food and entertainment and we were happily placed in between the mulled wine and mince pies and Santa’s Grotto.
The parents who had dragged themselves there through torrential rain were so lovely, as were the kids… EIC Marbella is obviously doing all the right things. We spoke to plenty of people about our kids subscription boxes and a good assortment of our Christmas craft boxes and gift vouchers went out the door too. It was a very successful day.
The sun finally came out today too, and an investigation of the damage caused by the rains led us down to the beach where we found bamboo sticks piled high with driftwood and a couple of very battered pedalos. The girls had great fun making some teepee’s from the bamboo and we had some much needed fresh air.