Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Wednesday 28th february 2018.....a losing day!!!

Had another great session at the gym this morning and then off to poker in the afternoon where I had a lot of fun but lost 60 pesos!!!

Tonight it was my English class and again another great class........

The bad news is that computer has I think finally given up this life I cannot even get it turned I shall be going computer shopping the next couple of days.....

Short but no so sweet post tonight....

Yashi Kochi!!!!

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Tuesday 27th february 2018......more tennis...more photos!!!!

Whilst my brother basks in snow in England here it is just lovely....two hours of tennis this morning followed by two more hours of tennis this afternoon....yes I am back.

Staying in the RV park where I play tennis are Terri and Mike Church..every single RV'er in Mexico knows them as they are full timers and have written many wonderful books about the RV lifestyle and places to stay....their book on México is considered to be the "bible" for RV travellers.....they leave San Miguel on Saturday and tonight Gracie and I took them out for was a lovely evening and I wish they safe and happy travels!!!

I enjoyed the photo session of yesterday so here are some more from  the archives!!!

Babysitting Lilly at Westward Lake Nanaio Vancouver Island!!

My home for 40 days on the way from Vancouver to New Zealand!!!

The Maori haka,......

This is where the Swiss play tennis!!!!
One of the 5 Cinque Terre  villages!!!!!
Yes it does lean!!!!!!
I think everyone knows where this is....
The Edinburgh Military Tattoo.......
An Irish waterfall!!!
The blessings of the horses Guanajuato México...

Dodd's Narrows Nanaimo!!!!

Yashi Kochi!!!!

Monday, February 26, 2018

Monday 26th February 2018...the start of a busy week!!!

Back into a regular routine again starting off with my gym session this morning it was good to see Aaron and he gave me a good work out I do like him and his style!!!

Walked into town this afternoon and did some chores and then my English class tonight I just had the two young men and their English is good we just sat and talked the whole time they enjoyed that!!!

I have this thing on my phone that when I turn it on each morning it shows some of my photos from years ago...I have no idea how my phone has my photos!!!!

Anyway it got me looking at my photos and I thought it would be nice to show you some of my favorites from last year!!!!

The view from my airbnb bedroom window of the beach in Michoacán Mexico!!

I have two favorite hikes here in San Miguel this one is out of town about 30 minutes!!!!

My favorite time of the year coming up Spring when the blue Jacaranda trees blossom!!!
The desert mountains of Tucson!!!

I found this in the archives....taken 1972 in Bermuda when I broke Dave Cart's nose with this stunning right hand!!!    and let me tell you my Mum when she found out was not a happy camper!!!

Mount Baker Washington State!!!!

A peaceful setting on the Isla Mujeres Mexico

My other favorite hike in San Miguel at rainy season only a 30 minute walk from the main grocery store

This is in a beautiful frame hanging in my casita..this was a gift for my birthday from one of my customers in the restaurant is a one of a kind limited edition and autographed by you know who!!!!!   Come on you do know who wore number 99...don't you!!!!!!!!!!!!????????

Last summer in Nanaimo I was introduced to the sport of pickle ball..I really enjoyed the game and in my favorite soccer shirt, National shirt of Croatia!!!!

Yashi Kochi!!!!!

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Sunday 25th February 2018.........catching up!!!

When I am finally back to my normal life style and will start back at the gym tomorrow morning...played tennis over the weekend, walked and I feel really good again.....

I am still quite stunned at how fast the weeks go by and soon we will be into March...I leave here on 5th April so these next few weeks I know will also fly by too!!

The days seem to be all the same now weather wise...lovely and sunny during the day and just a tad cooler in the evenings, very pleasant!!

Not really any hard news but I found this interesting article today!!!

Mexican President Cancels Trip To 

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The president of Mexico halted upcoming plans to visit the White House after a reportedly tense phone conversation with President Donald Trump, according to the Washington Post.
U.S. and Mexican officials told the Post that President Enrique Peña Nieto called off his visit to Washington D.C. after Trump refused his request to publicly affirm Mexico’s ongoing stance that the country will not pay for a border wall between the two countries during a phone call on Tuesday.
President Peña Nieto has long maintained that Mexico will not pay for Trump’s plans to fortify the border with a wall, as the country finds the gesture offensive.
The officials who were familiar with the call spoke to the newspaper on condition of anonymity because the 50-minute call was confidential.
A White House official confirmed with CNN that Peña Nieto’s meeting with Trump was tentatively scheduled for March, but was placed on hold after their conversation.
A three-sentence White House readout of the phone call did not specifically mention Trump’s multibillion-dollar border wall, but it did note that the president “underscored his commitment to expanding cooperation between the United States and Mexico on security, trade, and immigration.”
According to the Washington Post, Peña Nieto and Trump spent a “considerable portion” of the phone call discussing the border wall.
A Mexican official told the paper that Trump “lost his temper” during Tuesday’s conversation. U.S. officials said Trump was frustrated and exasperated because he thought Peña Nieto was being unreasonable for expecting him to walk back plans for his controversial campaign promise, according to the Post.
Trump and Peña Nieto had previously quarreled over the border wall during a phone conversation early last year.
Leaked transcripts of a Jan. 27, 2017, phone call between the two leaders reportedly show Trump insisting that his wall was “the least important thing” to talk about while adding that “politically [it] might be the most important.”
During the conversation, both leaders agreed that talking about the wall was unproductive, but when Peña Nieto said, “Mexico cannot pay for that wall,” Trump responded: “You cannot say that to the press.”
“The press is going to go with that, and I cannot live with that,” Trump told Peña Nieto, according to the transcripts. “You cannot say that to the press because I cannot negotiate under those circumstances.”
A White House official told CNN that Tuesday’s call was “less hostile” than last year’s conversation, but not any more productive.

Good for Mexico is what I say!!!

Yashi Kochi!!!!

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