Friday, August 11, 2006

Interview

made it back ok from interview.... i didnt drive into malaga as i thought i would, instead this morning i suddenly decided to take the bus instead... too much in my head to think about driving into the city, and would have been ok maybe if i had a friend with me, so i bus'ed in... arrived cool and untroubled by traffic, ten minute walk from bus station to el corte ingles and half hour early! i went up to the top floor anyway and the restaurant and luggage section had gone! panic! then i realised there were more stairs further up and that they alone had an extra floor above and lo and behold there was what i was looking for... so back down and browsed for a while and back to luggage, i think i know every suitcase there is up there now and color, saw some real nice hand luggage and those tiny little bags for trips away, and now it looks like no one will be able to take more than a wallet aboard now! that will hit the market wont it! but better to be safe than sorry... only thing that bothers me is not being able to read a book while i'm flying... i always do...

last night here around our streets was beautiful, and i'm sorry i have no photos... so will discribe only... some of the streets had the blue and white bunting flying over head, lots of palm leaves leaning against houses and others making archways for walking under... every now and then an alter outside someones house with dolls and food and ornaments of the virgin and candles burning brightly... she has not been brought around these streets for 8 years! we were with neighbors when she was brought up the hill at a street adjacent to ours, she was carried by just over 20 men, not the 100 to carry christ... the band played ahead of her and the crowd followed... its always such a moving event... the real spain, with all the old traditions still going strong, all the things people miss out on down at the coast... 2 years ago, we never realised all this went on just half hour away in these hills.......

the full moon has come and gone again, no new sightings of our towns warewolf, i know you all think we crazy here for beliving in it, but well who knows eh?

the job... by the way.... is promotions... mostly at malaga airport and sounds great fun, the work wont be a 9 to 5 , 52 weeks of the year job, could be a week in one month or four in another, but that suits me... it will be promoting sales of products in the dutyfree section, purfume, cigerettes, food etc etc...

Friends are like books,
you don't always use them...
but you know where they are when you need them.

TTFN
Marian

5 comments:

forget me not said...

Everything sounds so lovely, the feast, the people participating, and...your job! I think it's the perfect job for you, being that you are so friendly and open. And it's important to know English. Wonderful!!
Congratulations and good luck with it!

chrissie said...

hi marian have you any mor news about el zoco as we are due to return to calahonda in 2 weeks as we own a appt in gran calahonda

Marian said...

chrissie... i am going down to calahonda on tuesday this week, so i will see how its getting on, they have the scaffolding up already so looks like theyre getting on with fixing it up quickly... the supermarket is open as usual, and i think most if not all the resaurants on the inside of el zoco are open as usual, it was only the one that faces the 340 that was closed down. but i will check out the place and take some photos on tuesday and put to blog tuesday evening for you.

chrissie said...

Hi Marian Did you manage to go to Calahonda to see what was happening in El Zoco Chrissie

Marian said...

chrissie... going down tomorrow now, thursday, as everything was closed yesterday, i will let you know tomorrow evening forsure, no worries...