Tuesday, May 09, 2006

New neighbour

My mum has got a new spanish neighbour. How cute is that! This little goat seems to think it is a dog. Follows everyone around and does the most fantastic little jumps. Or maybe all young goats do that and I just dont know since my life has been deprived of little goatlings when living the city life.

I might just have a little nibble

Sunday, May 07, 2006

My Sunday morning in pictures

Thought I would share my sunday morning with you this way. My little picture diary will show you the beautiful countryside in Sierra de las Nieves.
Not to mentions a very nice horse that I went riding on here in Spain.

Thw view is from Monda to the back of the Marbella mountain and also from Monda towards Malaga. This is horseriding country, and there are spanish horses almost around every corner.

Is there really any better way to start your andalucian sunday morning? Not for me!

Thursday, May 04, 2006

The price of gas bottles

The butanero (gas man) has just been past. Driving around the small streets in a small van type thing yelling "Bonbones". Never did understand the bonbones thing, so if your spanish is better than mine please enlighten me.
Anyway, I had an orange bottle to exchange and once again got a surprise. The price this time was 12.60 euros. Everytime I need a new bottle it seems the price is a little higher and it has doubled in the last 5 years.

I wonder why that is? Maybe because there is now city gas in the larger spanish cities, and it is not so profitable to eb a gas man anymore? Or are they just following the higher oil prices?

Pollen season

Its that time of the year again when I start sneezing all the time. Hayfever time. Quite funny, I never suffered from this before I moved to Spain, so it has to be something native to Spain / the mediterranean that I am allergic to. Could be olives, as the trees are all fluffy and hairy now with their light green flowers.
Every time I am out in the campo their is a loud buzzing going on with bees and other insects being busy and doing what it is they do, going from flower to flower.
Had a bit more rain last night, which is really a bit late in the season, but obviously always very welcome as southern Spain has been suffering a drought the last few summers. Our balsas and reservoirs are getting yet more empty, so lets hope this summer is not going to be too hot ...