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Yesterday was mad. I went with Helen and Theresa to customs, to start the paperwork for importing their van – the one they drove down from London. The staff were helpful enough, but the rules weren’t. If you buy a car six months or more before you come to Spain, it’s treated as part of your personal effects. If it’s less than six months, it’s treated as a purchase and…

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Yesterday I went into town with the girls from Casa de las Estrellas for yet another attempt to get their electic supply sorted out. We met in a sea-front bar, and while we drank our coffee, this puppy came past with his elderly owner. I didn’t have my camera with me, but Helen did a very good job with her point and click. We walked up the hill to the…

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Fuencaliente

Right. I’ve finished editing the stuff about Fuen-bleeding-caliente. I love this island, and normally I’m interested in anything to do with it, but by now I couldn’t give a monkies about the history of the salt works. Actually Fuencaliente is beautiful. The whole island’s beautiful. And the salt works are almost blinding under the noon sun. I’m learning a lot about the island and improving my Spanish and getting paid…

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Whether the weather be hot

Whether the weather be hotOr whether the weather be coldWe’ll weather the weather, whatever the weather,Whether we like it or not. We’ve had cold and warm fronts shasing through for a couple of days, giving us unsettled weather. My son doesn’t like it. He says he likes to know what it’s going to do. I do like it. I like the dramatic light before and after the rain, and I…

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Dratted tom cat.

A tom cat left his calling card at our front door. (This is a bit odd because both our queen cats have been speyed and shouldn’t have the pheremones to attract toms, but of course the smell the tom left is unmistakable.) I tried chucking a bucket of water at it, which reduced the smell but nowhere near enough. So just when I thought I was catching up after flu…

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Some energy at last

One reason there haven’t been many blogs lately is that I’ve been exhausted. After the recurring flu came the recurring flat batteries. Today at last, I’ve got a touch of the fidgets. Insteaed of pushing myself to acheive a bit of carefully-selected-something, I actually want to tackle things. It probably won’t last long, but it’s awfully nice while it does. And my page of Carnival photos are finally up athttp://lapalma-island.com/fiestas/indianos.php…

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