Sunday, February 13, 2011

Closing up - Checklist

Things to bring

Keys for home and Puebla
Wallet + bank cards
Driving licence
Flight number
Glasses - contact lenses
Euro coins for train ticket
Money for return taxi
iPod / Palm Pilot
Memory stick

Things to do

Put covers on yellow chairs.
Stand tables upside-down
Close laptops
Cover RJ keyboard
Check radiators are off
Defrost fridge
Dishwasher empty or on
No food left around
Leftovers to Eric
Spray round with insecticide
Check rollerblinds are down
Check all lights switched off

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

February 2011

First week and a half in February, and the weather has been glorious. It's been sunny every day - but split into three quite distinct temperature bands, which are worth noting for the future.

In the morning it's sunny but chilly - so the dress code is sweaters and long trousers. Then by 1.00 pm it is warm enough to sun bathe, which I have been doing privately on the patio and publicly in the garden.

However, by 5.00 pm, even though the sun is still out, the temperature drops quickly, and it's time to go in. Between 6.00 and 7.00 pm it gets dark, and the radiators need to be switched on in the house.