Saturday, September 06, 2008


photo above was taken Thursday evening, this shot is courtesy of the new site InMálagatoday.com which includes Coín, Alhora and Alhaurín de la Torre web sites, as well as our own Alhaurín el Grande, of course! the link is also to the right there in the links section...

i myself was coming up from Torremolinos and as i drove up the Churriana road could see this huge cloud coming from the other side of the mountain to the left... after making my way around the town and then heading out towards de la Torre it was much more obvious of the cause, the awful blood red of the sky and a thread of cloud moving slowly over the sliver of moon, in the dark the glow was horrendous... and i had it in my sights all the way to Alhaurín....

and the man driving in front of me must have seen it too, impossible to miss it, and yet he still through out a lite cigarette from his car window... un believable but i guess if your number is a local one and the digits are 6613 you will know who you are... and know you could have been responsible for starting another fire on this side of the Sierra de Mijas!



thought also i missed out something last time i wrote, my mind was otherwise occupied of course, but the car we had borrowed and took back on the Sunday morning was borrowed on the Monday or Tuesday, cant remember which now, but that first night Franco parked it up behind the town hall here where we all park our cars... in the morning two windows had been smashed and the interior trashed... thank goodness we had taken out the kiddies seats or they would have been gone... so we had to get news windows, and then have them tinted and then get the car back as we didn't want to risk it happening again, which i am sure it would have!

the windows we had to wait a couple of days for, no auto glass comes out to you here in the hour to change your window on the spot... and the tinters... we took it to the place at La Trocha, down in the car park there, Franco took it Saturday morning at nine and they said to bring it back at 5pm, which we did, they said ok great now come back at 9pm to collect it! but it still was'nt ready till nearly ten pm... been great if your were stuck there! hardly anything to keep you occupied for an hour never mind all day!


the photo in the middle i took during the week of a big big boat out there in the Med carrying cargo... and the one above i took from the car one morning in c/playamar of a block of apartments....

now the week gone, number 13, 8 to go.... what else has happened? apart from the Thursday fire there must have been another big one on Wednesday due to the amount of helicopters and planes picking up water during the afternoon, and again on the Thursday morning, or maybe that was the sierra de Mijas started already i don't know.

a couple came in two morning running to buy some cigs, and twice the machine wouldn't except their credit card, till they came in Thursday and it turned out that they're card had been cloned down in Torremolinos during the week, two big restaurant bills had gone on it and the bank had stopped it, how on earth did they know it wasn't them?

also we had Tourists Day during the week, which means free Paella down on the beach for all, i remember it two years ago... i did think about having some, but then with the possibility of it having a stock cube in i declined...

and apart from the man amongst many who i see throwing out those lite cigarettes a guy parked his car opposite the Estanco and went to a bar for an hour, leaving his dog in the car, poor little thing in this heat...

... and the lady who parked so close to a car her daughter banged it hard when she got out and when the mom went to rear door on that side opened it hard also, so hard she actually had to start the car and move it to release it from the one she had hit!!!

12 year old down our street is now driving his own scooter, despite it being illegal to drive one here now till you are 16...

people in the Estanco... as usual thank goodness again for those that are nice, talking and chatting and asking questions, not just about the tobacco but España in general... because as me and the other promotors say it makes up for those that either totally blank us or look and turn their backs to us... then there are those who ask for discount when they buy two cartons(?) and those who buy 32 and ask for nothing....

one lovely couple who talked for ages are from Hayling Island, Hampshire, this is their hotel... and i am sure they would make everyone very welcome, i will be putting the link in my links section too, let me know if you go there please...

ok now lots to do around the house, been to town this morning, saw and chatted with lots of friends and got caught up on stuff like Bar Rosa being closed... two different rumors so withholding till i know the facts... but the cross roundabout is not the same with our favorite bar closed and empty....

before i go though... i must say on Monday, i went to work and got on with normal things and the girls in that shop and my supervisor were so good, listening to me talking about my step mom, and just letting me get stuff out of my system...

The great blessing of life is the existence
of tomorrows - and having dreams to realize.
from an Interview

TTFN
Marian

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Holy mackerel, there's always something going on there, huh? I wish there wasn't a vandalism problem, and the fire thing is VERY scary. :-| Thank you for your beautiful photos, by the way, and for the quotes at the end of each report.

(Carol)

Marian said...

thank you Carol... and it looks like the big fire at near mijas was arson, but then we guessed as much!take care, mxx