Sunday, November 12, 2006

La Playa



here is pippa today on the beach, we went first to the market at la trocha, then visited a new store selling english products... bit like the one down at calahonda, drinking chocolate 5€, shredded wheat 5€, crisps special offer one pack for 2.20€, please excuse me, but we dont understand these prices? if you work here in spain and earn euros, say 10€ an hour do they realy think you are going spend 5€ on a box of cerial there, when you can go into mercadona or one of the many other supermarkets and buy the exact same thing for 2 or 3€, and coffee we pay 4€ at the moment, seems to have gone up recently but if your not careful some people will want to charge 6 to 8€ for it! the crisps we have here are called lays, its walkers crisps in england but in the states and europe its lays but it is walkers ok! they are no different and around the euro mark, and big, not one portion size enough for 4 people! not 2.20€ as above, and our friend who sells english products at the market was selling chocolate buscuits today for 1€ a packet, in fact all his biscuits are a euro, but there they wanted nearer two!

i think, or am i wrong, but i think that some people move out here and for some strange reason are scared to just shop as they would in the uk, or wherever, just go into all the normal shops and there are all your normal foods! and some others that are even better, i mean why move to another country if you dont like the food!

ah thats better, that really gets me going that does, up on my soap box again, as usual eh!

anyway, we went down to maria's at the beach and took pippa for a walk along it, ok from september to june with dogs there, and she loved it much more this time, she even noticed the mediterranean this time! big engough i hear you laugh, but she didnt seem too the other two times! she even ran in and came out looking all ratty!



but what a beautiful day and warm enough, lovely...

we stopped at the garden centre on the way down for coffee and bread with iberian ham, jamon serano... en español, wonderful flavour ....

What is the real 'I'?
It is what you are,
not what others make of you.

TTFN
Marian

4 comments:

forget me not said...

Vamos a la playa, o o o o o Remember that song? Well, Pippa looks so happy, she's grinning from ear to ear! Jamon Serano mmmmmmmmmmmmm!

Anonymous said...

Pippa looks up to something with her tongue hanging out, I can remember seeing flep on that beach, that was a long time ago now, no news from him for ages, hope he hasn`t turned into a tasty morsel ........ flep come home

Marian said...

FMN... i'm sure pippa does smile sometimes... her mouth curls up at the corners when she's getting pampered!

Anon... flep is away just now, doing a job abroad, but when he calls i'll tell him you said 'hi'...

Honora said...

Aw, she's so cute!