The Recipe

The recipe said,

“Let the bird chill in the sink for a few hours !!”



No Celeste, you can’t blame me for this one !!

Yesterday an email fluttered in through my Windows from Hilda.Β  I scooped it up off the floor and it said, “Have fun with this !! Hilda x”.

Manny clambering around in Hilda's dress
Manny clambering around in Hilda’s dress


So now you know what a group of long term UK ex-patriot residents get up to in the mountains of Andalucia, Spain. πŸ™‚


What would you get up to, here, in Spain ???


Ralph xox πŸ™‚


80 Comments on “The Recipe

    • Hi YC πŸ˜€ Other than a lot of fun we do help each other out a lot, but what would you do my friend ? Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  1. Only the Idea to put the bird a beer in his hand, great (lol) ! In Spain I could maybe study or for to retire when I get a little older, I would love so I can come so now and than to visit my friend Ralph πŸ™‚ !


      • Nooo I don’t think so ! Thanksssss anyway Ralphy πŸ™‚ ! Have a beautiful evening and threat yourself well, I mean pay attention because a few days ago you got a cold so maybe take a sherry before going to bed ! Buonanotte Xoxo


      • Oooh !! I love it when you speak Italian to me my friend πŸ˜€ Good night. Sweet dreams !! xox


  2. Hey Mr Ralph .. I am looking this bird continuously , it is so weird and sometimes it makes me laugh .. it seems like it will start speaking suddenly πŸ˜€ …


  3. I’d eat a bunch of churros with chocolate, then chill out with the bird in the sink for a few hours.


    • Wow !! Churros with chocolate !! After that you WOULD be chilling out for a while !! πŸ˜‰ Have a lovely chocolatey evening HD. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  4. I love that chilled chicken. Well, I think you are all crazy in Spain to let a chicken have control over the TV… it must be the heat! Lucky chicken to chill out like that before it gets too hot in the oven….


    • Hehe !! The heat can be blamed for all our misdemeanors. I understand that it watched Chicken Run over and over again πŸ˜‰ Have a lovely evening Ute. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  5. Oh my friend how I missed your humor -:)! Just wonderful!

    What would I get up to in Spain … well visiting you of course -:)!


  6. Hi Ralph!
    I can’t even figure out what to do where I am…I will have to give some thought to what I would do in Spain πŸ™‚


    • πŸ˜† Well that makes two of us my friend. Let me know when you know what you are doing and where you are Lyann πŸ˜‰ Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  7. Well I’d feast on paella and creme caramel ( can’t remember the Spanish name)
    and drink lots of (good) wine, watch the dancing and listen to the castanets, and have plenty of siestas… have I left anything out???? Veronica


    • Hello Vesta πŸ˜€ Eat, drink and be merry …… it seems that you have all the bases covered my friend. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


    • Hi Gallivanta πŸ˜€ Yes. Siestas are so welcome especially in the hot summer afternoons πŸ˜€ The chicken is off the menu for you then πŸ˜‰ Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  8. I thought chicken recipes need a can if beer-not bottle. πŸ˜‰
    If I could find such a spa to chill in, I would count myself lucky. 8)


    • Hi Katie πŸ˜€ If you’ve got the bottle to cook this chicken, it’s all yours my friend πŸ˜‰ Ralph xox πŸ˜€


      • Oddly enough I just took chicken out of the oven. I forgot the bottle though. It’s chill’n now before the fork and knife treatment. 8)


      • Don’t forget to take the remote control away as well πŸ˜‰ Have a lovely meal πŸ˜€


    • I only posted this for you Elizabeth so that I could extract TMI (too much information) from you. Hoho πŸ˜‰ Ralph xoxox πŸ˜€


    • Hey Robin πŸ˜€ Is that a polite way of saying, “Get stuffed !!” πŸ˜‰ hehe. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  9. LMAO – I can’t get passed that bird chillin’ in the sink!
    Poor guy – I bet he didn’t know what was coming next – eh?
    xx Saludo y Abrazos xx


    • Hi RoSy πŸ˜€ I agree. It looks like he was led into a false sense of security πŸ˜‰ Big hug. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


    • *plucking (topical) up courage*

      *cringe* Sorry. I don’t do awards…..but it’s the thought that counts isn’t it ?

      Oh no !! Please don’t cry Wendy. Oh I hate it when you get upset with your tears pouring down my screen, flooding the electronics in my laptop. πŸ˜₯ xox


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        ヽ(Β΄β–½`)/ GOTCHA!!! ヽ(Β΄β–½`)/

        No worries…forI really hate to damage your laptop, my friend!…hehhee….

        ( ^_^οΌ‰oθ‡ͺθ‡ͺo(^_^ οΌ‰CHEERS!! ( ^_^οΌ‰oθ‡ͺθ‡ͺo(^_^ οΌ‰


    • Hi Georgia πŸ˜€ Eat, drink and be merry works wonders here in the mountains. I hear Spanish waiters go down a treat with female tourists πŸ˜‰ Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  10. Maybe I can’t blame you, but I ain’t gonna like this post – so there! Don’t tell any of my vegan friends, but I did get the slightest chuckle out of this post. As far as what I’d get up to in Spain… Hmmmm – I don’t rightly know. πŸ™‚


    • Hi Celeste πŸ˜€ I didn’t think you would visit or even talk to me, but you have and I shall not say a word to your friends… ha !! …… $2… lips are sealed …….$3 ……. and I am yours for ever πŸ˜‰ As you can see I am not cheep πŸ˜‰

      Oooh Spain will party with you here !! Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  11. Love that naked, beer swilling, chilled chick. πŸ˜€
    I think you should report Manny to his mommy. I think Marsha would be shocked. 😯


    • Hi Sylvia πŸ˜€ If that was Manny you should have seen me !! 😯 Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  12. Ralph, that WAS Manny, but I don’t see you in the picture. Where are YOU in that picture??? OK, I’d better stop there! The chicken is adorable, He’s been drinking so much his eyes have bulged out of his sockets. Maybe he was watching you and Manny! Anyway, I’m afraid he’s lost his head over the whole thing.


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