Hello people, a lot has happened this month.
Firstly ignorance is expensive…! I was able to take my unemployment insurance abroad for three months, which ended in September… I managed to get it extended for a further, and final, three months to the end of December… The extension papers from Germany didn’t reach me until the end of October, but they had already paid the October money into my account… I took the papers to the “oficina de empleo” on November 3rd which was the earliest appointment I could get…
me looking annoyed
They told the german authorities that I was not available for work during October because I hadn’t been to sign on. I explained that I did not have the papers… Spain says that I should have signed on anyway, Germany says give us the money back…!
So, ignorance is expensive…!
On a positive note, Christine’s card playing buddies arrived (minus one) and we had a great time… They played cards while I was able to go down the pub without a conscience… 🙂
The Christmas stress was non existent this year as we only had to cater for the two of us… We Skyped with the Germans and FaceTimed with the Brits and a good time was had by all…
I leave you now with the standard pictures of food…
CHRISTINE & I WISH ALL OF YOU A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR 2015