Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Palma Photos Slideshow

Here, they are, some of my photos from my trip to Palma de Mallorca last week.

Friday, 26 November 2010

Something Fishy in Palma Aquarium

Fins ain't what they should be down at Palma Aquarium. I was lucky enough just to get there on bath night for the jellyfish. It's a good thing it's only once a month like everyone else here as they put the poor little things in a giant washing machine.

Feeling a bit peckish, I noticed that the restaurant had some canap├ęs by Anton Mosimann

which were delicious, though I just had enough room for some raspberry jelly!

I wish I hadn't offered to help feed the sharks as I really did put my big foot in it.

And as usual, there's a just for fun quiz. What did the aquarium staff say to me when the shark coughed up my shoe?

Sunday, 21 November 2010

The Zoo Project, Ibiza.

The sound of hammer on tile yesterday morning reminded me of last year's Ibiza Winter Pool competition when two of our neighbours slugged it out to find the most inept builders for major works on their swimming pools.

Neighbour number 2, where yesterday's work was taking place, obviously succeeded as almost a year to the day, they are still frigging around there.

Neighbour number 1 struck the jackpot. His workers finished only 3 months behind their two month schedule meaning that their client only lost about ten grand of rental income having to cancel reservations made by people to holiday in his house.

Now, his new project is constructing a 'parque infantil' - a children's amusement area with swings, slides etc and a mini zoo with chickens, rabbits and goats (which can all be eaten when he gets fed up of having a zoo in his garden)

And guess who he's got doing the construction work? Yep, the swimming pool mob! When you find a bunch of workers as efficient as them in Ibiza, you keep them sweet!

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Viva Servicio al Cliente

Only in client friendly Ibiza could you find a sign as helpful as this.

It's in the office window of a boat repair and maintenance company in San Antonio port and says that they've sailed into the sunset until March and are now in Valencia. Valencia is a 5 hour journey by once weekly ferry and a mere 14 hours (don't ask me why, maybe it's uphill) back.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Frosty Glasses

You know when film directors have to clever up some blonde bimbo for a role that requires a small spark of intelligence - a secretary say - they always use glasses as a prop to signify intelligence and sophistication.

It works! Here I am with glasses in Sa Capella

I look just like Mariella Frostrup!