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Well I’m better. Helen, Theresa and Norma all came round for Sunday lunch, but I did the sensible thing and bought in ready-cooked food from place in the next village. I had to ignore them all and have a siesta afterwards, but apart from that I was OK, and I spent some time with Norma updating the Ruido website. By Monday all I had was the ocassional twinge, so I…

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Lurgy

I’ve got some sort of abdominal lurgy. I’m not dashing to the bathroom, thank goodness, but I’m suffering from abdominal cramps and nausea, and feeling very cold all the time. Helen and Theresa came around for lunch yesterday, and took the chance to have a nice hot shower. They’ve unloaded the van and bought lots of stuff and generally started on the long job of sorting out their house. Norma…

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And then my friends phoned up to say the ferry from Cadiz was going to arrive late in Tenerife, and they’d miss the Fred Olsen ferry to La Palma. Since their cat, Tabby was arriving in Tenerife on Wednesday, it didn’t really make sense to come for one night. So I phoned around and found a hotel for them – the Delfin in Bajamar. It was a bit of a…

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A lot’s been happening. Since my camera arrived, it’s rained almost non-stop, and when it wasn’t raining, it was cloudy.But on Friday I did get chance to see my friend Ana and take photos of her gorgeous little girl. In fact I took over 100. Well, I wanted to practice. I like the results, but I’m going to need a softer flash at some stage. On Saturday morning my son…

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It’s here!

I’ve got it! The shop phoned at midday to say my camera had arrived, just before they shut for siesta. So as soon as they opened at 5 pm I was there, clutching my credit card, ready to pay the balance. I’d had dreams of taking photos on my way back to the car park, but of course it came with a flat battery. As soon as I got home,…

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Power Cut

Well, after months of dithering I’ve finally taken the plunge and ordered my new camera. I’m getting a Pentax K10D, with two lenses, and it should be here by the weekend. I had considered getting it from the UK or eBay, but this works out cheaper. Once it arrives, I have a lot of practising to do – great! As I walked back to the car, it started to rain…

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