Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Santander in Sabinillas

Can that woman behind the counter be any more miserable, rude and ignorant? The number of people on paro and they employ such a misery guts. You say anything and she smirks or makes a sarcastic comment.Rant over!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Marks and Spencer in La Cañada

I see that there is a post about my bra fitting escapade on Nueva Andalucia Life. Yes it is true that I was sporting the four chest effect for quite some time until my good friend took it upon herself to get me a proper fitting bra. Thank heavens for Marks and Sparks in La Cañada as I am afraid Carrefour´s own brand wasn´t doing me any favours. I was measured and fitted properly and now I feel great. In fact, a few people have asked me if I have lost weight. Nope, it´s all the magic of the good fitting bra!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Plastic Bags

Stock up on plastic bags if you are planning a trip to Spain soon as more and more supermarkets are charging for them. As from 1st February there will no longer be free plastic bags in Mercadona.

Monday, January 17, 2011

I can´t believe it...

The sun continues to shine but I wonder for how long. Delicate tummy at the moment but it doesn't stop me from eating and "testing" it. Can´t think where it has come from. I enjoyed a lovely roast at the Irish pub in Sotogrande yesterday but I still think that Fox´s in Sabi´s roast has the edge!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Still Sunny

What a difference compared with this time last year. The sun is shining bright and it feels like Spring has arrived early. It really does motivate you to get things done! I think I will be having a good sort out now. Let´s see how long before I get bored!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

New Kitty!

The title speaks for itself, we have taken in a little kitty from the street. She is tiny, very pretty and really friendly. We have named her Lizzy. She´s a greedy little thing. Hopefully the two cats will get along. Romeo and Paris were such good mates.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Sun Again!

Okay I know this is two posts about the weather in one day but I cannot help but go on about how uplifting the sunshine is. I said sunshine not heat. I am not a big fan of July and August, far too hot for me but I do live the winter sunshine, that's really what it´s all about it. It just gives you a spring on your step and motivates you to get on with your projects i.e painting over green walls. Do you have any New Year Resolutions? I think of new ones everyday. Here are my latest:

Do your best but not to the detriment of your health and sanity.
Stop buying unnecessarily!! Hence I haven ´t been to the sales. For the first time in my life ever. Bargains are a retail myth.False economy. Isn´t it better to have one pair of shoes that you love than three pairs of okay ones because they were half price and half of Marbella have had their sweaty tootsies in them!!!That´s what I mean by the time stuff reaches the sales it has lost its crisp, fresh, newness, has been man handled by sticky fingers and looks like all the other junk that you have.

Oh here´s another resolution:

Detox and Dejunk!

Lovely Winter Weather

I have to say we have been pretty lucky so far. Compared to last year January has been glorious. This is what we expect on the Costa Del Sol in winter, crisp but sunny mornings that make you want to spring out of bed and go for a walk. If it keeps us like this until summer we will be very lucky.


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Why Painting is Such A Palaver

So back in May I had the bright idea of painting my lounge green. The logic behind it was that we had taken in a very snotty cat and his snot was smeared all over the walls.So, I thought that green might camouflage. Sadly, he was run over at the end of last year and I was left with the green walls as a constant reminder of his death. So I decided that I would get them painted back again in a neutral colour. I chose a colour to be mixed in a local paint shop and could they get the shade right???No, it was supposed to be a very light cream and it just kept coming out white. The quality of the paint is very poor and thin and I think it is going to need about four coats to look decent. Rule of thumb, always buy branded, ready mixed paints and don´t ever paint your walls in colour as you can guarantee you will tire of the colour!!

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Clean Air

We have just taken advantage of the girls staying at a friends house to get out for breakfast. There was something different about this morning, something missing but missing in a good way. The absence of stale smoke was refreshing but the bar inside was oh so quiet. We had a brief chat with Andres the bar owner who said that people are coming in, having their coffee and fleeing out the door. But I don´t believe that he will see a big drop in takings as he pointed out most of the smokers would come in and loiter over one coffee taking up chair and table space for at least half an hour. Time will tell but I believe that people will adapt just as they have in Italy, Greece i.e other "smoking" countries.