Saturday, July 08, 2006

Saturday





came across these two photos this morning, first glance its just the shops at el zoco, well the shops that were of course... a burnt out shell now since the other week, but what i was aiming at are the war ships! the first was taken without zoom and you can see two ships out there on the med, and on the zoom above two more, they were so close to the beach as you can see, and i counted 17 of them! this would have been about two ago now i think.

last night we went out for dinner to a local chinese, yes a restuarant that is, not a bazaar! my mates sister is, has... gone to england this morning, then she is traveling around a bit more till she returns to canada where she now lives. she has been here in alhaurín for nearly 2 months, cant believe how quickly her time here has gone.

awaiting the mercadona man now, and only taken pippa out this morning for a walk, have tooth ache, well not my tooth as such, i think i tore my gum a piece of fresh bread i ate yesterday lunch time and the gum is swollen, and so is my face now! glands i guess coming up to protect, i have taken a couple of fantastic pills, one last night and one an hour ago, they take the pain away quite a bit, but have made me very groggy! cant take these for my joints though i dont think!

the points system is in full swing here now in spain, taking on mobile 3 points, no seat belt 3, lit cigarette from window 4, taking over a crossing while someone halfway acrosse 4 and parking on a street corner 2 points, you get a year in jail for drunk driving or high speeding! the day they came into force some people got 16 points in one day! and we can only have 12 like back in england! they are starting in the main cities, but it wont be long before it spreads to everywhere, for us driving here from the uk, this makes sence, the driving here is some of the worst i have seen! so everyone beware!

so many streets now here in the process of being dug up! there are hard hat areas everywhere! lots of people take no notice... just like in their cars, and they lift up the no access tape and walk around the holes and huge machines digging up the streets!


Love is that which can be divided endlessly and still not diminish.

TTFN
Marian

11 comments:

Honora said...

Good heavens, Marian! What are the war ships doing there??

Honora said...

Oh -- and what is a 'mercadona man'? I pictured a guy all gnarly and huge like a tree!

Marian said...

sorry to alarm you! it was two years ago and we were told it was an exercise the spanish were on at the time, but it did look frightening. and my mercadona man? i will laugh when he comes again now, seeing him through your eyes! but no, he is just a delivery guy from our local mercadona supermarket.

Honora said...

:-)

forget me not said...

LOL! I got a kick out of that!
I was wondering if those warships were from that invasion of Gibralter or something like that a few years ago, where the Spanish (I think) version of the Navy Seals invaded a beach of vacationers. Does anybody remember that? I pictured Pippa barking up a storm at the hapless soldier armed to the teeth and trying to hop over beach bathers and their snappy little dogs!

Hey Italy played an ok game last night, it's great that we won, but I REALLY enjoyed the game against Germany. That seemed more like the final to me!

forget me not said...

Marian where is that quote from? I love that!

Tracey said...

Can you please say if El Zoco is totally closed off as the pics show the front section or is some of it open further along such as supermarket, china city etc. We would be interested to know as coming out in 3 weeks and use that area.

Marian said...

hello tracey,

the super sol supermarket is fine, its closed off only as far as the banco de andalucia which is open and the flower shop etc is all fine, and as far as i know china city is ok, the almond tree etc were all ok, it went as far as marios hairdressers on the third level, the card shop on the second level and as above on street level at the front!

its still causing a stir as people drive past, its a sad sight to see for those of us that el zoco had been such a land mark for so long. just hope that when they fix it up it will be the same...

Marian said...

forget me not, that little quote is written by anne morrow lindbergh, from a tiny book a good friend gave me years ago called 'words of love' a book of love quotations... i'll include the others as i go, theyre all lovely...

She said...

Thank you for the update on El Zoco, I am new to this blogsite so am setting blog as Spentra and my name wil be 'She'. Thats because my husband is Spencer and I am Tracey hence SpencerTracey no jokes,we are real! 'She'because when I was very little we lived in East London,we would sometimes drive into the city and when I saw trafalgar square fountains I thought the water looked like sugar and i would say sheshe as I couldnt pronounce sugar then!My dad has called me She'ever since,mind you he is the only one hehe!! ANYWAY I came across your site by mistake and am very please that I did. We have been contemplating moving to Spain for quite a while,at the moment we are in the process of some building coversion so cant do anything until we have finished that.Also have two boys though very polite and intelligent (do we all think that?) are not too keen on changing schools and languages, they are 13 and 11 so we will continue looking meanwhile. I love Mijas pueblo but last year we also drove to Costa De La Luz and it was very beautiful there too. We have been coming for 15 years now and have seen lots of changes over the years.Her I am babbling on and I like your little sayings so here are a couple which suit me,you may know them,'There is no such thing as a non-working mother' and 'Don't try to understand me, just love me'.

Marian said...

she.. welcome to blogspot! i have only passed through costa de la luz, i have heard it is lovely down there, i wrote two drafts about moving here! so many pitfalls, but have decided not to post them! and will only say good luck and if you ever need any honest advise please please please ask me! i will surely tell you as it is! but in the meantime happy holidays for when your here! buen viaje!