Oh dear, what a day!
It poured down last night and again most of the morning, it was grey, wet and miserable! We drove over to Estepona to collect the battery charger, fixed! Oh thank goodness, it cost 60 Euros but worth every penny … or so we thought! Once back at the campsite we plugged in the charger, I stood by with my heart beating, I just couldn’t wait to get Harry up and running again, We switched on the mains electricity, nothing! We switched it off and on again, nothing! Then we checked all the wiring, it looked correct, still nothing! I won’t tell you the word I used!
Then for the nightmare phone call to the mechanic who speaks a little English, there’s no room for mime on a payphone plus it was chucking it down and we were getting wetter and wetter!
We’re thinking we need a new leisure battery as this one just isn’t charging, we were told that a new one was fitted when we bought the van although I’m beginning to doubt that, we’ve had a catalogue of issues with the dealer so we’re better off sorting it out ourselves than relying on someone back in the UK with no notion of urgency.
So we took ourselves off to the local shopping complex where we had noticed a ‘Norauto’ similar to ‘Halfords’ in England. I surprised myself by actually managing to say “Hello, I need a leisure battery for my motorhome” in Spanish!! Impressive no? How sad is this? That was the high point of my day today! It didn’t last, as they didn’t have what we needed!!
Our day hasn’t been a good one and on top of this Charlie hasn’t been well, I’m not sure what’s wrong, he doesn’t want to walk, (well he hates the rain anyway) he doesn’t want cuddles and he’s scratching and nibbling at his tum. Poor old soul!
I think tonight, as once again, we have no light, no heating, no water or fridge we’ll set up the bed as a couch and get Charlie up and we’ll all snuggle up and watch a film on the laptop, (At least that works) I did mention to our neighbours that the candlelight dinners are wearing a little thin! Ha ha. It’s now 5:30 pm and we are sat here by candlelight, it’s going to be an early night for us, methinks!
On the upside, the mechanic, bless him, has said he will pop over and see us tomorrow to see if he can work out the problem. So who knows this time tomorrow night, we may just have heating, lights, water and a flushing loo. Maybe I should get some champagne in, just in case!
Now then as today was so pants, I didn’t take any photos at all, but I did find some time to sit and play with a photo that the hubster took of me the other day in Malaga. Now I don’t normally do this as it is in fact a self-portrait, but I just love the effect that this has. It’s my first attempt at anything like this and I really like the outcome. So when you look at it, please ignore the model and just look at the technique!!!
Chin up and hoping for a good day tomorrow. Hoping that all of you, dear blog readers, have had a better day than me.