Friday, April 15, 2005

hola you

somebody rang the cheese alarm so here i am waiting with bait on my breath. just got back from the Costa del Sol and i'm overjoyed that i've stumbled back into a pressure silo full of spring flowers and songs. sharks and hitler, that's what Andy says. mind you, it's sharks, hitler, ghosts and balls these days. know what I mean?

£545 for a family of five on our favorite creaky budget older-than-average cabin crew airline, EasyJet to get us to the south of Spain where we're met off the plane by 17 handlebar-sporting, Ducados sucking Mercedes drivers holding up white cardboard with other people's name on. "snr. Armstrong? snr. Armstrong?", "excuse me", "snr. Garibaldi? snr Garibaldi?", "excuse me. mind the cases, kids", "snr. Dermatitis? snr. Dermatitis?", "excuse me. mind the cases, kids. I think that's it, no hang on. excuse me. WHERE'S THE BLOODY INFO DESK IN THIS BLOODY AIRPORT?"

and relax. pick up key for Seat Cordoba SDi (S for sloooow). drive like tourist down wrong side of autovaía. throw cases into house. up to roof terrace and find it's 75° and sunny at 6pm and laugh like imbecile to self. 2 and a half weeks without phone, email or office.

lucky me. free town house in Nerja, 40 minutes from Malaga. day trips to Frigiliana, Competa, Malaga, days on the beach at Burriana, quick stroll into town to the Balcón de Europa to watch hugely unentertaining street theatre. Apparently, standing still for a very long time dressed as a pirate is very lucrative these days. you only move when some hapless fool drops 1 Euro in your tin and then you move v e e e r r y s l o o o w w w l y like you're really made out of wood or something. I tried it myself. I sat on the beach with una cerveca and didn't move for a week. only very slowly, when I had to slap a wooden bat around like an idiot trying a swat a plastic ball my son had launched about 15 metres to my left directly towards the enormous paella fire in Ayo's bar.

still, it's good to be back. ha. hahahaha. hahahahahahahahaha. "you could work out here couldn't you? it doesn't matter where you work does it? you're remote working. could be England, could be Spain. what do you think?" er, I guess. actually...

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