Road closures

This morning I’m working from the residencia at the observatory. Why? Because I’m tour guiding at 11:30, but the Santa Cruz road is closed for road works from 9 am – 1 pm (and again from 4 pm – 8 pm, although that won’t affect me.) I chose to leave home very early and work on my laptop rather than drive for an extra hour. As I drove through them…

March 13, 2018

I’m on Strike

March 8, 2018

Well this is a novelty. I don’t believe I’ve ever been on strike before. I wasn’t going to join the strike because I’m self employed. Then a friend pointed out that the people who most need to strike, who most need things to change, are the very women who find it impossible to strike. So I’m striking for them – rather self-consciously to be honest. In Spain, some striking women…


Squee Sunday: Baby Elephants

February 19, 2018

On Sunday I had flu, so the Sunday cute is late. I once dreamed that I had a baby elephant as a pet. He was terminally cute, but of course an elephant is a lot of work. So by the time I’d dragged in a mountain of food and cleared away a mountain of manure I was exhausted. I collapsed onto the sofa with a well-earned cup of tea. The baby…