Jacqui and I had to get up early (for us) this morning. I had an 08:25 alarm and got up to make a cup of tea straight away.

At 08:36 local time I was sitting in bed with a cup of tea. I looked over to Jacqui (who was standing at her side of the bed) and said "did the earth move for you?". Sadly, she said no.

Now I know what happened. You can see the details here.

I have just found out from Facebook that is happened less than an hour earlier as well. Details here. I was asleep for that one.

Wishing Spain well in their match this evening.

The video above is from 2010 in El Arroz. When Spain had just won the World Cup.

Jacqui still has the t-shirt she was given by the restaurant at the beginning of the tournament.

The article here on the La Voz de Almería site has details of the requirement for a bigger plot of land to build the "Sports City" in Almería.

The right to use a plot of land was granted to UD Almería in 2014. However the new owners have decided that the plot is too small for what they want to build.

Read More for a Google translation of the article.

The article here on the Sur in English site has the details.

Jacqui and I have decided that we will wait until we have been vaccinated fully with maximum efficacy before we start the process. As I think it involves trips to offices in Almería. Hopefully we will have our TIE cards before the autumn.

Find in a lateral niche of tomb 46 of schematic paintings with human forms.

(Find in a lateral niche of tomb 46 of schematic paintings with human forms.)

 

Years ago Jacqui and I visited the Los Millares site in the province. We had a very enjoyable time.

If you have not been there I think it is worth a visit sometime. Once we are in a safer environment.

The article here on the La Voz de Almería site describes some work that has been done there recently.

Read More for a Google translation of the article.

Posted at 11:22.

This is a refreshed story to test Hootsuite as a new auto feed to Facebook for a second time (first one deleted). It should allow me 5 free automatic posts a day. Fingers crossed I can get it working.

At the moment I have two feeds switched on. dlvrit and Hootsuite. If Hootsuite eventually posts this story I will switch off the dlvrit feed.

11:05 local time - just been correcting the rss feed configuration and the Facebook page update rate. So hopefully this story will be seen on Facebook reasonably soon.

IT WORKED.

For the last week I have been filing articles to the blog from the Poniente Hospital. For the first few days from my bed. After that from a mini-office I set up in the tiny space by the bed. From the vistors chair. Using the food serving tray and storage unit as a desk.

This afternoon I am to be discharged.

I will not go in to details of why I was in the hospital. Suffice to say that the issue is being managed by medication.

I would like to express my thanks to all the staff at the hospital. The care that I have received has been magnificent.