Franceses again.

October 21, 2007

Today I went to see my friends in Franceses, together with my son, Norma, and her friend. We stopped off at the mirador La Tosca to admire the dragon trees. We admired their progress, had a nice lunch and went for the usual walk. They have an enormous spider in the garden.


A long week

October 19, 2007

It’s been a rather long week. On Monday I gave my friend L a lift to the doctor, because she’d hurt her foot and couldn’t drive. On Tuesday I gave her and her little son a lift to the doctor’s again, for his routine checkup. On Wednesday I went up to the observatory with Norma and her visitor. That wound up taking all morning because I’d stupidly forgotten to get…


60,000 reasons to celebrate

October 15, 2007

Yay! I wrote 50,000 words of a novel in November 2004, and one way and another, it got stuck there. By March 2005 it was still only 54,500, and I stopped again. Well since late September I’ve been trying to write every day, and I’ve usually manged 200 words or so. At the weekend I finally reached 60,000 words. There’s still a long way to go, but at least it’s…



Rally car zooming through San Jose, Breña Baja
October 13, 2007

We’ve got a rally going past our house today. As usual, I forgot to move my car before they closed the road, so I can’t go and see my friend. I really enjoyed the first few cars, then I got bored and worried about sunburn, so I went in. Now I’m getting heartily sick of the noise, and there’s still at least half an hour to go before I can…



October 4, 2007

Traditionally the chestnuts ripen in time for the Fiesta de San Martin (Martinmass)on November 11th. This year they’re already falling from the trees, which I suspect is one more sign of global warming. I picked a few to try a still life, just for fun. The bowl is a replica (from ancient Babylon, I think) that I bought ages ago from a museum catalogue.