Thursday, April 18, 2019

Notes from my Kindle... I've searched just for a moment to see if I have written this already, apologies if I am repeating myself!

January 14th
Oh my god, we are only just manoeuvring out of the bay and already after ten minutes next to the man who sat down in the middle seat I fear I will kill him!! It is purely Ryanair policies preventing me from doing so as I know air travel with them will be prohibited if I did so!!!!

The man is with a woman who doesn't understand him and visa versa!

Now they have dimmed the lights.for take off and I am risking him reading everything as I type this out with my thumbs on my kind!e screen!

(Originally I left a big space here on the document so he could'nt!)

He is talking down to her and talking to her like she is a child!! I spent several hours with Spanish friends yesterday, we teach each other Spanish/English, it's fun and we all learn.  At no point do we talk so condescendingly!

And now, as the lights come back on the man in the aisle seat over the way from me, seems to be practicing in the worlds 'how many times can I sniff' competition!! He will be the second man I slaughter on this flight!! He is both double sniffing on an in and outward sniff!! With the occasional full blown inwards sniff to really try to dislodge his nasal crapola!

Oh dear!! I just giggled out loud!! Thinking if something happens in this flight and my words here are miraculously read!! What would people say!! Lol And would this constitute a threat if I post this little tirade of temper!!??

Oh and I decided I would slaughter the second man because I thought I might as well get the electric chair for two as for one!!

End of note!

Now to today, April 18th!
I arrived at parking very early, I had left the house early due to heavy rains overnight, and I know the roads can be slippery afterwards...

They were, back wheels spun a bit here and there, due to my heavy right foot and rear wheel drive car!

At parking, although full to bursting and I had to park awkwardly they held the transport for me until I was checked in... Security was also heaving, but suddenly I was navigated to an empty conveyor belt, three boxes and through, no pausing, I picked up my boxes and got everything sorted on a side table, that's what they're for! Not the conveyor out of the machine!!

Then I was through duty free, I filled my empty water bottle from a drinking fountain... Did just write fountain originally, but didn't want you all imagining me dunking my bottle in a random fountain! Lol.. and stayed momentarily in the regular area until my phone suggested B area, I got through passport control and went to recline at my leisure on one of the recliners! I did so, and read and messaged my time away.

Yes, once above the thunder the beautiful blue, as always..

Can't believe the second runway has been open now for three years!

Then things went pear shaped!
Delayed for boarding delayed for flying.. But I'm the air now.. We flew into the gray skies, exactly where the lightening was coming down from, so that was exciting lol..

I missed a good photograph, a honey bee was on my window before take off, but he'd forgotten his passport, rabies vaccination and boarding pass! So had to disembark forthwith!

It's just 12:06 now, just taken off ten minutes ago... We're up to 37,000 feet above the clouds and hopefully above the storm!

England here I come...

Holy catnip! Flight still in progress... Hit a bumpy bit in the clouds. And the wings did a massive left then right dip!!

And we the passengers all paused for just a moment!

Very acrobatic! Maybe save it for an air show though please.

I am also a bit concerned about my ears..

About half an hour from landing back into Malaga last month, due to my cold which by then was into its fourth week.. I had the most excruciating pain and couldn't hear at all.. Totally deaf, with pain I'd never had in my ears before...

The cold is gone, still coughing sometimes, just randomly, but I have something else going on with my ears and jaw.. And I can feel my ears beginning to protest again now.

The jaw thing, I seemed to lock it, or it twisted somehow at my son's in February, it's taken weeks for me to be able to eat properly again, although yawning is still not possible.

Time for gum! For the air pressure!

Update from pilot despite leaving 50 minutes late we're landing only five minutes late!

Turned into ten minutes, and passport control was heavy going. I got a bus easy enough but was the scenic tour route; still I made it here safe and sound.

All is good.

I think sometimes I am held together with fine threads... One small bit caught or picked at and I am undone again... and again

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Okay, so trying to find my voice...

I have not been too busy, looking for work is mentally debilitating, it gets you down; it gets me down.

I enjoy working, I bring a lot of me to whatever I do, and when I'm not doing anything, feel a bit lost.

And also, being in a new place, a very different place, is both exciting, and strange'ish.. We come to Alhaurín as often as we can and it is very good having two places to call home.

I am learning my way around La Linéa now, on foot mostly though, so really need to just get in the car and drive around, can't really get lost, the sea is on three sides really... the town is really nice, a mix of old and new, so many shops! But then there is nearly 65,000 inhabitants, and that's just the listed ones!

Alhaurín is not quite 25,000, so a big difference.

Great views from the terrace and I take lots of photographs from up there when I think to go up there... or of course to hang the washing...

This is the same photograph, more or less... I just cut and changed to black and white for effect... The reason being the very strange angelic form there above the Rock.... and even a very tiny one below and to the left of it... very very strange... it kept its shape until it left...

... stepping off the top here!

Today I am in Alhaurín... flying tomorrow to Nottingham to spend Easter with the family... missing my babes hugely...

I have been in my VR far to long and have a very sore face! So now, at last posting here and will get my dinner on the go in a few minutes...

I have made some notes to post here, but seem to have lost them...

I seem to have lost a bit of my mojo! That's what it is... I know its here somewhere... Not in the VR though! I need  relax maybe, sounds silly for someone not even working, but not working isn't exactly relaxing! LOL... Maybe its good there is no WiFi in the apartment, I'd be lost in the world of VR all day!

I go out every day, we are either here, or get out and about in a new area for me... Which is great, I walk into Gib other days, and yesterday the amount of tourists was a big change from only a few days ago! You can tell the locals walking in, we walk like soldiers against the storm! Heads down, long strides, purposeful...

Okay amigos, thank you for hanging on for me... I am doing okay, I am doing good... I shall be back!


Bolonia Beach... windsurfers paradise! We dropped in here for a coffee... stunning beaches...

Castillo de Castellar, shame the day was wet and cloudy! We drove through and up above some of the clouds but those above still had plenty of rain inside they let go on our heads!

Coming back down we stopped off in a venta and had wonderful tapas and the sun shone... as arranged by the weather people, right on time!

Not sure where this shadow pic was taken... I think on the walk back to the apartment from the frontier...

And above the Commonwealth Park in Gibraltar... I have sat and paused here plenty of times already...

"to the things we missed; and things we didn't"

Yes yes yes! It has been far too long, I am sorry, I seem to have lost my writing words...

February since last post and I have been doing a lot of nothing, and a lot of new places and faces...

Places... probably seen on my Facebook or Instagram accounts...

Let me find some photographs...

Yes looking up through a random palm tree...

A view from the plane going to Stansted, UK... back in March...

Ely Cathedral near where we stayed in March... Beautiful Cathedral, I had never been to Ely before...

March 14th below.. Three photographs taken in Mijas, always difficult to get something unique... after thirty years of Mijas visits... I think I did good here...

And below... three photographs taken near the end of March, from the Rock of Gibraltar...

The runway here, ironically a friend was taking off at the time we were up there! So we watched the plane take off from Gibs short runway!!

And here is La Linéa de La Concepción... And there... to the left of middle, and half way up... to the left of the church! Is the apartment!

Lots of photographs on here, let me post and post some more...

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