Desirable Residence:Quiet neighboursI need to get this off my chest straight away ! That’s twice Mr WordPress ! I type a load of words, pressed Save Draft and the whole lot was wiped ! I could clonk you over the head with my laptop ! I feel better now, deep breathing, aaahh.

Today is Thursday. The boy’s day out when the women clean David’s house. We drove 20 miles to Ubrique and visited two supermarkets. I was down to my last can of curried banana flavoured prawns dipped in tomatoes and David had a shopping list from his wife as long as an unrolled toilet roll. Each supermarket had half the town’s population in there, who were only there because they knew we were coming. Children, grannies, all standing, gossiping, exactly where I wanted a few packets of cat treats. They just knew we were coming!! So we got home late this afternoon. I opened the rear door of his Range Rover and an expressly “wife ask” to get bottle of Martini rolled out and smashed on the road.  I got up to the apartment with loads of bags of food, NOT “things”. My neighbour’s wife Toni accosted me on the way up the stairs by handing me a bag of freshly picked runner beans and hanging on my door was another bag of various vegetables from Ana. Thank you. It’s the time year when the Spanish gardens are full of vegetables and the locals very kindly give me bags and bags of their crops. It’s very kind of them. So for the next three weeks I’ll be having runner beans with a full English breakfast, tuna and mayonnaise plus runner beans for lunch and so on.

I managed to get all the bags in the apartment without my cats escaping. They, of course, dived into the bags to play and ripped everything to shreds. The neighbours across the road were playing Spanish Folk music full blast. Now I don’t know if you have heard Spanish Folk music. The guitar is beautiful but the singing is awful, sounds like the singer is having a hysterectomy without an anesthetic. The heat in the apartment was unbearable and it was coming up to 3pm, my deadline for publishing. That’s it, I thought, and I jumped onto my bed and sank in to a beautiful dreamlike siesta. Bliss !!

13 Comments on “Siesta

      • LOL -:)! There is not as you well know … only daily grind! So I ‘envy’ on few accounts; have escaped daily grind, living in sunny corner of the world and in Europe … you got the picture!


      • As I said to Lori and I will say to you. The siestas are on me !! Happy bliss, Daniela 🙂


  1. Hilarious! You made it home on time for your siesta. That truly is the most important part.


    • Yawn !! Yes, Lori, very, very important. In fact we generally had a good day, but the siesta was worth coming home to. Do you siest ?


      • Whenever the chance appears, which is often now-a-days. I always tried to convince my boss how important it was, but he wouldn’t go for it. That made me sad.


  2. It is so hot, and no relief in sight. No breeze either. And wildfires and smoke everywhere. Welcome to North Central Washington in August. And now, with your encouragement, I’m off to a nap.
    Wish I had some runner beans.


  3. Same here Teresa, no rain for weeks. Night night. I’ll send you a bag of runner beans by email. 😉


This is the best bit. Your comments !!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

The Crazy Bag Lady

Welcome to my Art Blog and follow my adventure. Bohemian artist who loves to travel and draw.


The life of a waitress…in all its glory.

Surprising Lives

Discover Life. Incredible people, places and our world!

Out an' About

Loving Life On and Off the Tracks


Day-Dreamer, Moon-Gazer, Confirmed Contrarian, Traveler, Artist, Frustrated Cartoonist, Perennial Fish Out of Water

Photobooth Journal

A life in a photobooth.

Skinny and Single

Single and Over 40 and Not Suicidal About It

Cruise Stories

cruise ship adventures

In the Net! - Stories of Life and Narcissistic Survival

This is my story and I'm sticking to it!

Musings of PuppyDoc

Poetry & Medicine

brushes and papers

my learning journey

Marsha Ingrao

Traveling & Blogging Near and Far


A great site


Inspiring the WOW factor in life and business


Mishaps with men, mental health, BBC and drugs

Arcilla y fuego

Una visión sobre el complejo y apasionante mundo de la cerámica

Manny's Blog

a blog for kids and kids at heart


Relationships reveal our hearts.

Queen's end

The Fifth Corner of Life

Twisted Gypsy

Photography,digital art,craft,writing and all things creative...


Art & Inspiration

fashion with compassion

fashionable over 50

Books, musings, news...

My Favourite Pastime

Food, Travel and Eating Out

An Unexpected Life Chosen

A freelance writer, clairvoyant medium, credit manager, chakra meditation teacher, traveller, animal lover, past-life healer, and a change advocate.........having walked many paths, I ask; did I really sign up for this?

Significant Anonymity

Life as I see it: I'm a Tree-hugging Publishing Consultant, Small Business Mentor, Practicing Writer, Cat Rescuer, DIY Addict, and Beach Dreamer

Graffiti Lux and Murals

Luxuriating in Ephemeral Art

Quirky Books

Read the difference

Illustration is the passion of my life!

Englishman in Italy

An Englishman, his Sicilian wife and an Italian / English Dictionary

Once Upon Your Prime

Where You Live Happily Ever Laughter!

shehanne moore

Smexy Historical Romance

indahs: dive, travel & photography

cities - cultures - ocean - marine life


A broad blogs broadly on women’s & men's psychology: sex, relationships, equality

Art Gowns

The Art of Glamorous Fantasy

Lottie Nevin - The Rioja Diaries

Uncorked tales from Andalucia.

Loving Food, Fashion, & Life

My love of food, fashion, and living life.


Refining Life

I didn't have my glasses on....

A trip through life with fingers crossed and eternal optimism.

Hello World

Walk along with me

Elizabeth Melton Parsons


Kindness Blog

Kindness Images, Videos, True Life Stories, Quotes, Personal Reflections and Meditations.


These letters are written to remind you just how much you matter, just how important you are, and just how beautiful the gift of life as a human is.

pelly * made

subjective worldview

The Bumble Files

The truth is in here

%d bloggers like this: