Monday, July 04, 2022


This was Saturday evening Algeciras .. After the longest week, and at my most exhausted.. finished myself off with a late night, amazing musicians.. 

Great tapas before concert.. wonderful evening..

Diago Amador, Pianist and Flamenco singer, born in Seville and José María Bandera, flamenco guitarist.. I have never seen a flamenco Pianist before, he hands flew across the keys like a guitarists over strings... Magical!

Today, regular day, long, but flew by.. and once home actually managed to relax .. after hosing down the terrace in preparation for a furniture build tomorrow.. 

At last, something good to sit on again on the terrace.. 

Very strange dream last night... Yeah yeah I know, mostly my dreams are strange, or nightmarish! 

As this only makes sense to someone who watched Grimm ..

I was sat with a friend in her home, it was semi dark.. inside and darkish out except for street lights.. 

Her home device piped up "wesen nearby"...!! Pronounced 'Vesen.'

And almost immediately someone passed by outside her window, on the ledge..

We were silent.. then 'he' passed back and then a third time.. then a thud on the roof above our heads.. only the thud woke me! And I waited now awake for something to walk down the stairs from the terrace and trigger my light! 

Of course it didn't!! But?!? Bloody hell!

Time to get my washing in now.. just been a small disturbance on the street, a few doors down, someone sounded like he was breaking in, but they just had a loud conversation and it seemed to settle the matter!! Nice eh!!

Little bit of excitement!

M.

Monday, June 27, 2022

Three days of work ✓ Five days to go, these are 08:45-18:15 days.. 

Not sure how I managed live-in care now, although of course I wasn't on my feet for 8.5 hours... Or with this kidney stone pain! That's the crux of it!

I couldn't do this permanently, that's for sure..

And that's it for today's writing so early, or I'll never send the bit of poem that's been sitting here in draft for a couple of days 

Just a bit of a random poem to close with, and only the last verse as it's the only verse I like!


Stopping by Woods on a snowy evening

by Robert Frost


The woods are lovely, dark and deep

But I have promises to keep,   

And miles to go before I sleep,   

And miles to go before I sleep.

M.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

It was funny today at work, I sliced a thin layer of skin off my finger, so had to put on a small plaster and it was a very small plaster on my right index finger..  which became very prohibitive it was like it did not want to play with the other fingers on my hand, it felt shunned from the crowd, and refused to work as a team member anymore! I couldn't get money out of the till draw properly and carrying items proved ineffective! 

Plaster is now removed. And now, finger is acting like nothing happened at all...


Might be tricky to see what my mind sees here..  just down from centre almost.. 

Stairway.. To Heaven perhaps! Led Zeppelin 

M.

Friday, June 17, 2022


CT scan today! Woop woop! Had to drink this 1½ litres of Berium beforehand and then an intravenous injection during.. which had all sorts of weird effects on me!! 

It was down in Fuengirola in the area where the first appartment was I nearly bought, nearly twenty years ago(!), it's a nice little bario down there, a nice atmosphere.. I just really like it there.. 

Unfortunately the CD burner was working, but for me no! So it's going straight to doc and I can't examine it first! 

Sods law eh! 

Last night in a dream I was in deep water.. literally.. standing or maybe floating in deep water.. clear water.. and I didn't panic inwas Happy there.. enjoying the weirdness of it all.. Not at all worrying about no oxygen! 

Then I was out of the water standing near it.. and jumped back in, and again, enjoyed the strange feeling of being in the deep clear water.. 

Yes I've definitely looked up the meaning of that dream! As the obvious 'in too deep' was what came to mind...

But there were other things...

And TBH I was just happy in the dream.. in the water.. 

M.







Wednesday, June 15, 2022


So strange I half woke up and had an amazing thought, or idea? Something I thought quite world changing, if maybe only my own.. then fell back to sleep.. 

And now awake, again and it's gone.. like a whisper or snow flake.. Just plain gone.

I was only napping, siesta in this heat and not sleeping well.. 

I know I was awake when I had the most brilliant thought/idea.. and I half thought to wake up properly and write it down.. but still so tired I got comfy again and lost it.. the thought.. on a warm breeze.. 

It could have changed lives! 

Hey ho! Here's to my next world changing nap moment!

And today nine hours at work, no napping, no miraculous ideas! 

M.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

In the doctors surgery this morning.. organising a CT Scan.. think this guy waited way too long!

Friday evening went to the feria is Marbella.. was way.. WAY!! Toooo busy, music entertainment food .. every few steps something different in all those categories! 

Way too much for me! 

But found a lovely restaurant and ate lamb chops, the best I may have eaten in Spain for many many years..they were fat and juicy.. big chips and fresh crisp veggies!

A restaurant called Medium Rare .. bloody wonderful!

The fires burning near Pujerra, Ronda direction.. could see the smoke for kilometres around, the water planes back and forth to the coast, and coming home to land back in Malaga later each evening..

And Plaza Alta near my house, the jacaranda trees shedding their purples blossoms.. 

Saturday went to Bar Los Tony's Chiringuito down at Elveria and followed up with drinks at Cabopino Port.. 

Sunday lunch in Malaga..

The hottest June since I have been here..

Twenty years this year..

How can that even be possible? 20 years? Viente años?

Twenty years ago I left Mercedes-Benz, twenty years ago I did a short stint for Subaru before leaving the UK.. 

Yes, we had three years in Wales during this time, but our home and hearts we left here..

I might mention this twenty years anniversary again of course, or I wouldn't be me!

M.


And remember, every forever is right now! This moment, and the next.. these are our forever moments mis amigos.. 

All we really ever have is now









 

Saturday, June 04, 2022


Great day at work today, eight hours, legs and feet tingling from being on them for so long.. 

After dinner back out and at Puerta Banus..

At Dama de la Noche.. which sounds a bit bordello??? Lady of the night... 

The restaurante es Bellini .. like the cocktail..

Only my choice of cocktail is the mojito!

So good to be back to work, back where I was.. absolutely fantastic! 

M.