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IN WHICH I TRY TO CATCH UP…

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Though probably with limited success!

I never did find the post I’d written about my Cambridge jaunt and sinceCelia and Lizzie wrote so well about our day out I think I’ll just take the lazy option and use links!*

I’m still zipping around, meeting old and new friends, popping into pubs and cafes (it rained rather a lot and one needed shelter) not doing much in the way of work…

I went to Spain! Stayed with old friends who decided they’d rather spend their retirement in a warmer clime. Still a tad chilly while I was there, but not raining. Here are some Spanish views…

from the roof of the house..towards Maroma Mountain

the lake/reservoir…

Nerja, a coastal town…

Sense of humour in Torre de Mar!

also in Torre de Mar…

Back in London, where the rain was still being a nuisance, I managed to dodge showers, by now becoming pretty good at jumping onto buses and staying reasonably dry. Sometimes.

from one bus, view of another..

London Eye-a Bus Eye view.

Before leaving Australia, I Googled an old friend, with little expectation of a reply to my message. So much for expectations…not only did he respond with an invitation to dinner, he also invited another oldie who is now a near-neighbour! We had a lovely time, laughing at stupid old jokes, recalling former (some deceased) colleagues, marvelling that we’re all still relatively compos Β mentis and physically fit. And still eminently capable of keeping the vintners solvent!

names witheld to protect the innocent?

*Perhaps, once I’m home, I’ll re-cap.

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Author: dinahmow

A New Zealander, currently living in tropical Queensland,Australia (with 2 cats and one Main Man).Old enough to remember George VI, white tennis balls and life-before-television.You want more? Read the blog!

17 thoughts on “IN WHICH I TRY TO CATCH UP…

  1. What a trip! It sounds fantastic, in spite of the weather. Spain, Scotland… Soak it all up, humidity calls.

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  2. Hi Diane… it looks like you’re having a great time.
    And be happy that you brought the rain an solved most of the UK drought problem πŸ™‚

    After a couple of days respite to remind everyone what a glorious May day can be like and to make everyone smile, it’s now chucking down again!

    Celia
    x

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    • What would the English talk about if they didn’t have The Weather! I heard that 19 counties have been taken off the list;friend in Cotswolds is muttering that he’ll now have to wash the car! πŸ˜‰
      Yesterday was beautiful for antiques/books/oddments wandering, but the glum clouds are back today.

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  3. What? Living your life rather than writing? The nerve! Sounds like an absolutely fabulous adventure! Here’s to great tales from the road when you’re back home!

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  4. The dog sculpture reminds me of the Manneken Pis in Brussels. Funny, I had always imagined it as something really big and out there and was amused to see that it was a tiny little fountain sculpture tucked away in a corner.

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  5. Well at least you have enjoyed some gorgeous scenery, looks divine and caught up with old friends which is very imprtant .
    As a world traveller I think you would have had an idea re London weather and sounds like you have the ability to adapt anyhow.
    All good on my home front .
    Alison.

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  6. I adored the street art. That dog in particular was a joy. Thank you. How are you going to explain your absence to the cats? Jazz n Jewel treat me to very standoff behaviour if I am away for as much as a day.

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    • When I got back from NY Geiger ran outside and hid for at least half an hour!But perhaps, if I arrive with treats…
      And the art? It seems people have a penchant for stuffing chewing gum into any orifices! King Alfonso had nose bogeys! 😦

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  7. i hope you’re on the train πŸ™‚

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