Wearing my property developer hat - the builders were due to start on the new kitchen on Monday so Sunday was spent clearing out the rubbish. There are some people who you just know never ever threw anything away in their lives.
Fortunately my truck arrived this week - just in time.
My farming aspirations are starting with applying for permission to build a greenhouse. I have contracted a technician to apply for a 'calificacion territorial' from the Cabildo and, with this, we can then apply for a licence from the Town hall to build the greenhouse. How long will it take? They say more than four months, so don't hold your breath. In fact what I want to build is not really best described as a greenhouse, but more a shade house which is covered with a fine nylon netting instead of PVC or glass. It serves to keep out the worst of the larger insects, provides protection against wind and rain, and provides some shade which keeps the plants cool on hot summer days. Wendy and I staked out one of the fields at the back where we can erect a 70 metre x 15 metre shade house.
A last look at the old kitchen.
I have never had a job as a receptionist before. Wendy's girl left rather abruptly and I was bought in, I think rather in desperation. As it turned out the work mainly involved taking people's money which I find quite easy to do in any language. It was quite an eye opener to be there amid noisy children coming and going. Re-arranging timetables and new people enquiring. Poor Wendy in the middle trying to impose some sort of order. She is doing a fantastic job and it looks like the business will be quite successful. If you don't know, it is called English House in Puerto del Rosario. The website is here: www.english-house.es.