Picasa Alpujarras Album
Monday, 27 April 2009
Thursday, 16 April 2009
Monday, 13 April 2009
Friday, 10 April 2009
That's the dust and cat fur that I've just brushed in the living room, in fact not even the entire room, just the bits that you can get to easily.
Jaki is supposed to have cleaned the place thoroughly before she went to England last week! I certainly hope she appreciates all the hard work I've put in today doing her job!
When we checked in at Puro Hotel in Palma the guy demonstrating the stereo system - a Bose Lifestyle one no less - was proud to tell us that there was nothing else apart from 'lounge music' on it and that being from Ibiza we'd know all about it.
We don't. If you click the link to the hotel's www above which features an interminable soundtrack of lounge music you'll know why!
You won't catch me ever stereotyping.
On a completely different subject, I'm really looking forward to our stay in London. I can't wait to see all the Cockneys in Sarf Ken having a right old 'ows yer favver knees up lambeth walk Dick Van Dyke style outside 'arrods.
Wednesday, 8 April 2009
Incredibly, 35 years on, and it's now the music for a TV advert for Visa. It still sounds pretty good to me though!
Tuesday, 7 April 2009
Cooking the food was a piece of cake, it was all the other rigmarole I had to go through was a f$***”g nightmare. Apart from effing and blinding like a f”^%*^g trooper I had to change my shirt on camera 5 times, pull a face whilst fingering 30 year old grease on the cooker, pretend to vomit when I found a rancid mouse (dead) in the fridge, give the dining room a new, modern look and re-jig my normal menu to a simpler one featuring local fresh produce simply cooked to perfection.
Here's my skate
Next week Kirstie needs my help. Her assignment to find a country mansion for a high flying city couple relocating from central London is tough dot com! I'm needed to feature in the scene where I sip from a pint of foaming ale in a country pub just before I receive a call confirming that I've bought the yuppies the house of their dreams at 50% below the asking price. Reckon I can do that one!
Monday, 6 April 2009
I did manage to get some in Suma after a couple of weeks trying in SYP - one lasted a whole hour before blowing - so I wasn't that bothered when I noticed today that SYP STILL didn't have any lightbulbs.
However, now I know why. One of the members of staff had used them all up on a mighty lightbulb moment when deciding where to pin up the only copy of the new summer opening hours - on the sliding doors!
Yes, the sliding doors that slide open when you get within reading distance of them. So unless you have telescopic eyesight you'll have no idea when the place is open - not that it makes any difference if they're open or shut if it's lightbulbs (and most other things) you're after buying.
..........its very own Bouncy Castle!
In my opinion, Ibiza clubs should get a few big stars on to perform live. Lady Gaga at Priviledge on October 5th 2012 would be a good idea, but I doubt that it will ever happen.
Gidley Goes Over in the Corner (the mail)
The lads were great in defence and man for man and pound for pound were much more enterprising in attack. Tony Puletua impressed me in the pack - though we were lucky to have Maurie Fa'asavalu on the field as the Rugby League disciplinary panel had given him a 'broken nose sufficient' verdict after headbutting Ryan Bailey's shoulder a fortnight ago.
I'll be watching the match again tonight - thank you Sky+ - and trying to use modern technology to make Gidley's pass to Gardner unforward!
Sunday, 5 April 2009
Thursday, 2 April 2009
Congratulations to Suma supermarket who sell the only firelighters in the world which need a firelighter to light them.
Well done to me for rushing down to Suma the other day to buy loads of essentials only to find all the essentials I'd bought 3 days previously still in the back of the car when I opened it to put the new essentials in.
Mixed feelings about Tillie catching her first mouse of the season. I was too late to help this one and a sparrow she's been juggling for the last 3 days, but just in time to rescue a couple of voles doing the crawl in the pool.