Friday, 30 May 2008
Thursday, 29 May 2008
Here's Genypterus blacodes - better known as Ling in English and Rosada in Spanish - before it hit the pot and the spot. Oddly enough the Romans never gave a name to the potato because they'd all died out before it was invented!
And to finish, here's one of my famous sitting at a bar videos. It's the Es Galliner gang in San Jose getting my take-away tapas ready.
Monday, 26 May 2008
Monday, 19 May 2008
Sunday, 18 May 2008
I don't imagine that the decision was that difficult to make given the paucity of rib-tickling going on in other blogs around here. Anyway, to celebrate, I performed one of my comedy dance routines at the church's charity Barn Dance at Can Truy on Friday.
Having the rhythmic equivalent of dyslexia helps, but with a pure master stroke of genius I managed to introduce the number '4' into the hitherto limited to '3' Viennese Waltz - something Kenny Logan never managed on Strictly Come Barndancing!
Any road, on a completely different tack, here's me and my partner, whose face we have hidden to save embarrassment, in an impromptu game of Twister during a lull in the barn dancing.
And to finish, a dyslexia joke courtesy of john cooper clarke
Did you hear about the dyslexic rock star who drowned on his own vimto?
Tuesday, 13 May 2008
Our house exterior needs painting and the Moroccan lad who painted the house next door has been mithering me for some while to do the job. Whilst in charitable mode on Sunday I agreed to him coming to give me a quote.
He turned up last night under cover of total darkness to measure up and examine the walls carefully to enable him to assess the extent of the work and carefully calculate the costs.
Within a minute he had come up with a good price. Three men working for one week would each earn 150% more than I was paid as a teacher in a month!
Haggle: Argue about the price. 'Off you go lads, that's way over the odds, come back with a reasonable quote when you can see what colour the house is.'
Barter: An exchange of goods usually made when your third world currencies aren't worth the paper they're printed on. Paint my house and I'll give you my eldest daughter, two gallons of camel milk and if you finish within a week I'll throw in one of the cats.
Haggle and Barter: A combination of above where I offer items of less value eg the wife instead of the eldest daughter.
Will we get the house painted? I'm not worrying yet.
Monday, 12 May 2008
An event which had been planned for two days in advance was met with some quite untypical Ibiza Weather
However, with some careful barbecue strategy we were still able to get the churrasco, lamb chops, chorizo and pork sausages sizzling away under the porch as the rain bucketed down just inches away.
Tuesday, 6 May 2008
Heading Back to Our Ibiza Villa
Standard SEO procedure now requires me to post an interesting screenshot of the search results from GOOGLE............
No, I can't read it either and remain unconvinced.
Another search which keeps bringing disappointed visitors to The View from the (Ibiza) Villa is for Ibiza Webcam. In an effort to keep these visitors coming back I've reinstated my sizzling hot 360 degree car park cam which can now be seen in its rightful place at the top right of the blog.
Saturday, 3 May 2008
Here's the one I bought with its posterior preserved for posterity by digital wizardry.
It was such a shame that the other 60% (ish) of the shelves were uncontaminated by meat! Anything originating on a 4 legged beast was missing - no beef, no pork and no lamb. A bit of a treble whammy for me really as I'd gone to buy those very things for a BBQ mixed grill this evening.
Friday, 2 May 2008
Now, complete this sentence:
I had been waiting for 3 hours when.......................
Just listen to these sausages sizzling