Saturday, July 05, 2008

its July!

wow July already now... no blueberry muffins at work i am afraid i was totally unprepared! i remember the years i used to take them into Pentagon (Mercedes) not the Pentagon... of course, and year after year, Chris our DP thought i had made them, until i had to come clean and tell him i had always used a packet mix... well they tasted yummy, wish i had had some this week too...

this week now, blog notes where are you, buried away in my little note book i use at work, thought i had lost it one day this week, i was gone for five minutes and couldn't find it when i came back, almost had a black out!?!

this was different, usual Monday morning go slow but this one flew by.. it was only the afternoon when time stood still, probably because i was standing still! rest of the week went quite quickly, must have because its Saturday evening now...

today we had a bit of a mission, my boss, of the tobacco company came down from Valencia came down to visit us promotors and said she would like us to wear black shorts! not short shorts, but knee length, well you try at this time of the year, sales in full swing, locals and holiday makers abound and find an exact item, also i needed shoes, i have worn out the ones i was wearing, and a part for Maria's washing machine! we tried to source all three as we went round Fuengirola, also first stop picking up my second pair of glasses from spec savers... the sun glasses pair... the washing machine parts shop had disappeared, i remembered the only other time i had been to it and had spent hours walking round the town, only to turn the card over in my hand and see a map on it! doh!

this time went straight to it, but it, had gone... we asked at a couple of other shops, but no one knew where to get parts (?) but then we found a lovely helpful girl in another place who gave us a card, with a map on the map, of where we could find one, by now, we decided it would wait for Franco to go check it out on Monday!

then got the shoes, and the shorts...was exhausted and had woken with a head ache and neck ache and back ache, which by now you can guess had turned into a migrane, so stopped and took an imigran tablet, with a bottle of coke and some tarta de manzana, apple pie!

then off to meet Simon and Clare back to wales now as we speak who had been staying in maria's beatiful reformed apartment on the beach... i had to lay down for a while for the tablet to work, typical, still losing parts of my life to the dreaded migraine, i know i am getting less now, touch wood, but... even so eh, enough is enough already.

ok, market last weekend in Pizarra, very very good, lots of people and friends there, was a good day, and would you believe all these afternoons on the beach and i get burnt shoulders at the market!

i am suffering the worse road rage on my way into work, not so bad coming home for some reason, although for the life of me i cant understand the speed bump thing near churriana, you know there is 9 times out of 10 just the one person in the car in front and he drives so far over to the right so that the near side wheel dose'nt go over the bump, well he is the only person in the vehicle so he still gets to go over it!?! and some people do try to avoid the bumps by going over so far to the left they go over the solid white line (high way code = do not cross a single solid white line) and risk running into on coming traffic who have to swerve over to not hit them! every body slows down and we are all going over them in 2nd gear speed so just go over the bumps amigos....

and as per usual round abouts so many near misses every day, because no one uses correct road positioning and no one indicates, or so it seems, i guess some people do, its just the ones that don't stick out so much more clearly... but people cant pull out if they don't know which exit people are taking, and then nine times out of ten, again, people on your right are taking the left hand turn just like you! i know i go on about this, i know i took my drivers exam just like everyone else in england, but i also took an advanced police course in a local college, i did'nt expect it to make me even more aware of others people driving 'skills' .... ok, sorry folks, got that off my chest! and i would like to promise that i wont go on about it again, but if i have to bear this 80 minutes of driving for the next four months, you mi amigos will have to bear it with me! so i will only mention extremes ok, for instance yesterday when on my way to work i approached a truck, leaving plenty of distance between us, so if i was able i would be able to see beyond it for any on coming traffic or not, and over take, but this 'lady' came up behind me, over took me right up to his bumper and when he slowed down, she bobbed out quick, saw nothing and over took.... she had a bit of trouble getting back in front of him - because if she had been in my position she would have seen the car he was immediately behind! truck had to brake hard to let her in before the on coming car hit her!

ok, enough already...

Claire Simon and Franco came down to meet me one lunch time this week, i think it was Wednesday? so we had lunch next door to the Estanco and then an hour later i had to excuse myself so i could go take my nap, on the beach! could'nt have made it through the afternoon without that! but nice to see them, getting home just before ten pm dose'nt lead to much of a social life, although Franco and i do tend to down hatches and up draw bridge anyway... Pippa included of course!

and i suppose this is the reality of living the life in Spain, these hours i am doing are the hours here, people don't realise it, also why our neighbors are up so late too i guess, and why people live near where they work, if they can!

no market for us tomorrow, tomorrow we are going to relax with friends and i will blog later with photos, i promise, every day i have my camera with me, but you know, girl (ah hem) on beach alone taking photos?? cant seem to pick up my camera and feel ok about that...

Just before a dream is fulfilled,
the Soul of the World decides to test everything
that was learned on the journey.
The Alchemist

TTFN
Marian

1 comment:

Hush said...

Wow.. that beach siesta sounds nice.
:-)

(Carol)