In the summer months life takes place on the northern side of the house and around the pool. A wide terrace, with barbecue, looks over the field. In hot weather the area is covered by a large awning which shades the terrace.
To the west is the swimming pool which is fenced and has a padlocked gate. There is a pool maintenance man who comes three times a week. He speaks English is very friendly and knows the house well and is available to help if needed.
The field at the back, planted with almonds and fruit trees, is used by a local farmer. Sometimes crops are planted between the trees and the field is often full of sheep grazing.