Friday, October 28, 2011

Soon be Halloween folks!  And time has past since I last Blogged, as you may be aware!

Too much time gone past for catch ups... lots to tell???

I guess I should really start with this... we're moving!!! Arh! I said it out loud, and on here.... shock horror!

You will no doubt get fed up with the constant links to the house... and odd stuff I put on in the hope of google picking it up for top shot and exposure! So sorry ahead of time for doing so, but a girls gotta to do, what a girls gotta to do!

Alhaurin el Grande we will miss, of course, friends here.... So many new friends we would not have met if we had stayed down on the coast, not sure how I will cope with my last days here... maybe not tell myself when I am going exactly, then I will just be gone...

Pippa too of course!  She will travel in style with Posh Pets!  She has only stayed with them once before, for nearly 2 weeks, and I hadn't seen her for over 2 months when we did go to collect her, she looked very different, I wonder how different she will look after a trip from here to the UK!

The house will be empty when all our belongings have gone, just me, Pip and a suitcase of clothes! Not much, but at Mom's I only had a case of clothes for 2 months... Its amazing what little you need actually.  And when Mom and I originally moved out here, 9 years ago, we were in a rented apartment for 6 six months with two suitcases each of our own things!!  Knowing you will see your things again, you can live without them for a while...

We have a 'Se Vende' sign up outside, so its no secret, all the neighbours must know by now???

I have also been busy getting a fifth book on Kindle for Peter Maddocks, a children's book,  proof reading, editing, and now publishing, few problems with this one, but it should be 'live' any day now!!

We have also had rain!  Been a great six months with none! I think just a sprinkling of rain while I was on holidays in England, but now its here!  Been lots of it, as always, in Spain, when it rains, IT RAINS!!!

Very dry October, and someone said we're due a dry winter! Lets hope so!

Not sure what else to write today, feeling a little hollow... its a big move, step? Onwards again, always wanted to live in Spain, took sometime to get here, and now, I have done my time, for whatever crime it was[???] I will always love this country, these mountains, this buena vista we have here.... nothing better!  But, its time to go... We both need to work, real work, paid work!  The people who owe Franco will still owe Franco!!! Just because we're going doesn't mean their debt to him disappears!! [in case they are reading this!]

So, friends... hang in there with me now, who knows what is ahead, where, and when whatever will be will be!  I guess my header of My Diary Blog of our life living in Spain and beyond... Is moving to the beyond now!  It's both exciting and scary....

Wish my Mom was about....

anyway amigos

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Here is Pippa the other week, enjoying here wash at the dog wash down at the vets.... I know she doesn't look very happy, but she was!! Honestly, she volentarily walked up the gang way to stand while she was washed.... soaped up.... and finally, blown dry!

We walk her dry, another dog had come along, and seemed interested, well the owners did any way, and Pippa had had her time, so we had a run in the sun to get the last bit of wet out of her... amazing though as soon as we were through the door she just had to run and rub up against anything material, just to be sure!!

Took above pic down at the beach last week, I had had to zoom in for these sailing boats above, and didn't do a very good job.... not sure why the sea is at an angle...??  Must have been me I guess!!!

Y al final, a praying mantis!  Cute little guy isn't he, not sure if he was running towards a female or away, in fear of losing his head maybe!!!


Saturday, October 08, 2011

 Uh Oh, Blog looks different.... for me I mean, here, the part where I have to work.... So anyway, above, me, peering into the mouth of a hippo... of course, what else does it look like!

This above is the classic pose, I have seen it on so many Facebook status's you wouldn't believe, well I am not putting there.... Mmmmm, well I guess I might!

These chaps above, were playing amongst themselves, flying about so fast, jumping from the pool, sliding along the floor, chasing each other, fighting maybe, they were bearing their teeth, alot!

Good to see they do all these trips by themselves, and without being urged on by any of us humans eh!

Now since last Thursday? Oh I can't remember, there was this Tuesday when Franco and I went down to Cabopino beach, got sun burnt! Unbelievable eh, and badly, I can still feel the burn four days later!  I think actually, just between you and me, it could be one of the meds I am taking, it does say on the box, 'stay out of the sun'.... well, I didn't know exactly to what extent that was, and the doctor didn't advise me to read the instructions, nor did the farmacy, and they are in Spanish after-all... Any other excuses I can come up with?? Give me a minute....

We went down to the coast again today, checked on Maria's apartment, all good there.... we sat on the beach nearby, there was a yacht race on, took some photos, but am not holding out much hope of them being any good to be honest!  There were some fishermen, they didn't catch a thing, and a couple had a blazing row, he stormed off and came back later, her and the baby had remained on the beach to wait for him to calm down!  Holidays eh! some people are not used to spending 24 hours together, never mind a whole week or two!

We had also gone into Fuengirola earlier, we needed something from a 'light/lamps' type of shop, it was shut, sign on the door said it was shut due to the feria that is on this week and until the 12th of this month...There were many, many shops shut.  You would think, if I am correct, in thinking this, that with the recession on at this time, and bad it is here in Spain, that the shops would stay open, take money from all the extra people who are about in town, during the feria week, after all, the fair isn't open so much during the day, are the shop assistants really all at the fair every night, what a loss of income, what a loss of sales and possible customers who wont bother going back again!!!

We went to buy a couple of things in Lidl, but the lines were too long, so we went to Super Sol, no lines, not many people, don't know why, most of their prices seem to have come down, radically, which is good!

I was so hungry before dinner, I have eaten far too much and now feel too full, I have a food baby which is complaining too much, and I have such a wonderful story yet to tell.... Sorry, got to go!

Mañana amigos