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Waves at you all furiously……..if I can blog whilst away god help you all I will…..but if I am trying out the life of a hobo at the airport then you will all be spared.
Wherever you are and whomever you are with have a really lovely Christmas and I’ll catch up with you all in 2011…..or sooner!!
Defibrillator as I can’t cope with any more claps of thunder.
There has been a moon eclipse turning the moon blood red in the USA, the UK has turned into the North Pole and there is a real danger that Santa may become an illegal immigrant and here in Marbella we are having another hum dinger of a thunder storm. No flashy lightening warnings to keep me calm just almighty crashes. I keep thinking that Erikita has turned her wardrobe upside down in an attempt to find her favourite Hello Kitty socks for the suitcase.
Meanwhile we have less than 24 hours to find out what to do with Valentino the Hamster. Nobody seems very keen on my great idea, to flush him down the loo. I’m also quite sure, well fairly sure, he could last ten days in the bath and no, I wouldn’t fill it with water. At least not until everyone was in the car and ready to head to the airport. It isn’t easy to find someone that has no sense of smell because after 10 days in a cage, Valentino will smell. We don’t need any super alarm systems or dogs that don’t stop barking to deter burglars. Valentino can knock you out at less then 1 metre upon entering any room where he resides.
Should anyone have a small pet that meets its ending over the festive period I have helpfully found this website. I think Valentino will be particularly pleased with my choice of medium cedar…..
For any area in the UK and I’ll be able to give you the positive news ( any weather report from the MET office) or the negative ( any weather report from MSN).
I’ve become a snow expert, weather obsessed junkie. We are supposed to be flying to the UK on Wednesday and I will get there even if I have to tie helium Feliz Navidad balloons to mine and the kiddies ankles. I bought a Rodeo blingy belt for being such a good wife and I had it delivered to the UK. So I just have to get there. I don’t care if people have been sleeping in airports, have parents that are sick and lonely or need medication. I’m getting into the line first. I’ve had the kids watch Karate Kid so they are rehearsed on how to behave in any queue and the blingy belt waiting for me in the UK, will be mine, mine, MINE…..
My darling brother gives me daily bulletins telling me that it is minus 26 degrees, though I’m sure it is only a slightly breezy minus 7 in Birmingham and he sends me snowed in photos of his front door. He is trying to tell me that we haven’t a chance in hell of making it to the UK for Christmas. He doesn’t know the power of magnets. My hands ( South Pole) and the Rodeo blingy belt ( North Pole.) The MET office has told me that on Wednesday a North wind will blow making it feel and I quote, “BITTERLY COLD.” Wonder what they call minus 7 today? Fresh, bracing, tropical?
Friends are telling me to pack my wellington boots and thermals. Don’t have any….and even if I did I wouldn’t pack them. I’m a Marbella Babe. Leather and suede boots all the way. I may turn blue, I may die on the spot as the hatch of the airplane opens up. But at least I’ll die fashionable.
Really hope we do get to the UK. I need a snow fix, it has been five years since I last made a snow angel and I have a little army to throw snowballs at the postman. Does snowball throwing count towards your GCSE PE?
To all those stranded at airports or like us praying all will be ok for our Christmas flights, warm thoughts are with you and if all else fails. Cheer yourself up and buy yourself a Rodeo belt!
Last night I jumped out of my skin. Literally. My back is on the floor and my arms and legs are currently on the ceiling. We had a storm that just seemed to start during the night with the most almighty of crashes. I thought a bomb had gone off in my bedroom.
Then came the rain and I began to wonder if my junk modelling box for the children would be big enough for us all to fit into, Noah Ark style should the house float away.
I expected to find ducks, a swamp, the odd Shrek sitting in the middle of the lawn and even a few crocodiles this morning. It never ceases to amaze me that when we have this torrential rain, as quickly as roads flood, rivers appear across streets, when the rain stops, the waters subside and life resumes back to normal.
No sign of a rainbow, any arks, swamps or crocodiles, but plenty of signs of more rain to follow today, tomorrow and into Wednesday…..
There is an ice skating rink for a short while only that has been set up in the Palacio de Ferias and Congresos in Marbella near the copper tower.
It is 800 square metres and can be used until the 9th January. The hire of skates is 7 euros for 45 minutes. Take care, I know a few children that got hurt when they used to open up temporary ice rinks in Puerto Banus. The skates are often not as sharp as they should be, youngsters aren’t always controlled as they should be and accidents happen.
However, what a lovely idea and facility to have in Marbella around Christmas. The ice skating rink is open from 12pm until 11pm….enjoy!
Today it was almost dark by 5pm, the rain was pouring here in Marbella and there has been a cracking old thunderstorm raging for the last couple of hours.
When I went to turn on my outside icicle lights I thought to myself, the lovely coloured fairy lights that adorn so many homes at this time of year in the UK take on a whole new meaning when the weather is dark and dank like it is today.
Lights on the outside of houses in the dark, miserable weather that we so typically get in the UK around December cast a little bit of festive cheer, they give light when there is none and offer a warm glow to the soaking streets. They invite friends and family to enter the front door and often when I pass these magical houses I imagine people gathering, sharing stories, drink and memories with each other.
If I can quote the words of Peter Edgerton from the Sur in English….”Let there be light.”
Loving the new look festive supermarket trolleys in La Canada.
Red plastic crate, green handle, you positively ho, ho, ho as you go around the aisles.
Better still….NO MORE ELECTRIC SHOCKS.
Although I am not sure how I will cope without my morning voltage shot whilst doing the weekly food shop on a Monday morning. It helps me get through the week….
We have had a business here for a number of years, have been with the same bank but cannot for love or money get our Spanish bank to give us a mechanism for taking credit card payments over the phone. Well we can but only if we pay 60,000 euros as a deposit or put our house with them as a guarantee.
You can do this in the UK without any problem at all, you can do it via Paypal in most countries, apart from Spain. It is very frustrating and not at all business friendly.
They aren’t having our house and we aren’t having a virtual credit card terminal.