Sunday, August 11, 2013

Lots to catch up, Franco did his cycle run last Saturday August 3rd.... already seems like weeks ago, strangely, in fact I had to check to make sure I had the date correct, but I do!

And so, the charity run was organised a few months back originally, Franco got his bike and began training, a lot to start, then of course the race was put back awaiting permissions etc with the council... then eventually.....

Race was granted!  Firstly after getting his cockroach outfit on, I painted his face accordingly, well as much as one can considering I haven't spent that much time actually looking at a roaches face before dodging it in the street, Spain, I mean by the way, haven't seen any here in Wales, YET!!!

Then, to make sure his wings wouldn't get caught in his gears I drove Franco down near Amazon for a short test run!  Had to trim his wings, just a little, some truck drivers who were having their over night sleeps must have woken up to a strange sight indeed!  Franco cycled off to work and I left him there, couldn't see any other cyclists at that time, and turned out there were none, not the one or more, just none!!! Hopeless, poor Franco was the only one who turned up to do the charity cycle run!  He wasn't phased by it, he wouldn't let the charity down or the people who had graciously already given their sponsorship money... and so off he went, alone, no outriders, no waves goodbye... well maybe just a few, his crew were on their break!

He left Amazon and cycled to The Mumbles, had a coffee, a sit down, some photos taken and returned back to Amazon, and I picked him and his bike back up from there!
His bosses weren't too happy at nobody else turning up, too late now.... but there we are!!

Yesterday was San Lorenzo... a Saints day I always remember, well, sometimes the day after but I always do, due to the Perseid meteor shower that comes around the same time each year, I remember last year, here for the first time standing out the back, sad and unhappy and no shooting stars, like the previous years on our terrace in Alhaurín... Tomorrow night is supposed to be the best here, but I am sure I will visit the garden tonight before sleep!

Feels like I must have so much more news to tell!!  There is, but will wait until next Blog! There's a carrot for ya!!

One thing, a lady I know through networking, had done some ink printing and was offering them to anyone who would like one and to just ask, so I did just that! I asked, and yesterday an envelope arrived through the door, with two beautiful little prints, which will be framed this week, a lovely card designed by herself, and an assortment of 'things' within it!! A post card from July 1976, written to someone in England from someone abroad! Some random stamps from all over Europe and Australia, years and  years old! And two Brooke Bond Tea collectors cards!!  The whole package was very spooky! As in, post cards, I have a collection of post cards, have collected them since I was a kid, they are random, from anyone, and anywhere, people I don't know and some well over a hundred years old!  I also have a stamp collection, don't like to shout about this fact by the by!  Nothing fancy, just one little book with openings for stamps! The ones I have are from all over the world and any years!  Don't have any collectors cards now, did, but not now!  But they both have butterflies on which I am very in-to at the moment! And to top it off the card was of Central Park, which of course I have big links to!  So a very nice package of unexpected and intriguing contents!

And on this note, having worked early and am now feeling tired I will rest and leave yourselves to  yourselves, also, must have eaten something that's not agreed with me and I can feel my face flaring up, itchy and stingy eyes... what a state! lol

And below words from a friend of mine in Italy, I have purloined them, hope that was okay Pia! 
If you make a wish it's because you see a star fall...
If you see a star fall, it's because you're looking at the sky
If you look at the sky it's because you still believe in something...



Anonymous said...

Well done Franco, Lets hope all the ones that couldn't be bothered never have to depend on charity in the future. So proud of you


Anonymous said...

Aww well done Franco, love the costume!