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.


Robert’s Wall

September 20, 2007

Yesterday I had another group to show around the William Herschel Telescope. I had to drop my son off at school at 8:30, and be at the residencia for 10, which didn’t quite leave enough time to make it worth going home. So instead I went straight up the mountain, and had fifteen minutes to take photos at Los Andennes, where you get a specatcular view into the Caldera. From…



September 16, 2007

Today we went to see our friends in Franceses. It’s the first time my husband’s been there, and he was impressed at what they’ve taken on and how much they’ve done so far. They’ve now almost finished their entertainment room, and it looks great. I’ll have to sort out some “before” photos to post. It’s going to be a lovely house when they’ve finished, but of course they have a…