A huge ship

November 11, 2007

We often get cruise ships visiting Santa Cruz. Today we had a particularly huge one, the Navigator of the Seas. Apparently it holds 3,000 passengers and over 1,000 crew. So the Santa Cruz’s population went up by around 15% while it was in port. And the novel’s got to 66,024 words. I do love seeing another thousand roll up.


Yet More Paperwork

H&T have a Spanish lesson in town in Fridays, so I met them afterwards, and we went to the Police Station to get something called Certificado de Ciudano de la Comunidad Europeo or something similar. Basically it means they’re EU citizens, and they needed it to get Spanish driving leceses. It took the rest of the morning, but we succeeded. The only real problem was that my body had mysteriously…

November 9, 2007

Garafia again

This morning I went to Garafía to help H&T with paperwork again; this time paying the annual bills for the house and getting a fresh certificate that they live there. So I dropped my son off at school, and carried straight on to Franceses. For once I got there well before ten, and we had time for a cup of tea before we set off for the town hall in…

November 8, 2007

A party at last

November 4, 2007

We went to a late kids’ halloween party yesterday. It was fun, and as it turned out, the start of a new romance. I had planned to spend most of today catching up on very overdue housework. All I actually did was the ironing. And a bit more of the novel. I’m now at 64,309 words.


All Saints Day

November 1, 2007

In Spain people decorate the tombs of their relatives on All Saints Day (November 1st) . Here’s a couple of photos of our local cemetery. For the last three days I’ve concentrated on giving a short story a major edit ready for an anthology deadline. In the end I wrote 3,000 new words in three days. Now I’m shattered and the house is a mess, but I’m pleased with the…