Strike Down The Band !

The other week I was attempting to give a damn …..


…… and trying to find something to do ……..


……. but found it too taxing. So when in Spain, do what the Spanish do.







I was fast asleep studying the inside of myΒ  eyelids ……


…… dreaming of things that men dream about ……


…… when …..


Boom ! Boom ! Boom ! Tara ! Tara ! Boom ! Boom !

Oh no ! It’s one of those distorted brain scrambling, ear shredding, heart exploding, so called CARS !!



The music was awful !

Tararara ! Boom ! Boom !

……. but decided to go out on the front balcony to have a look.

Boom ! Boom ! Tarararararara ! Boom !


Boom ! Tara ! Tara ! Boom !


Tara ! Boom ! Boom ! Tara !


Boom ! Boom ! Boom ! Rattle Tattle ! Boom ! Boom !


Burp ! Boom ! Boom ! Squeak ! Rattle ! Tara !


Rattle Tattle ! Chatter ! Batter ! Boom ! Boom !


Boom ! Boom ! “I’ve just dumped my boyfriend” ! Tara ! Tara!


Tara ! Tara ! Boom ! Tara ! ” Did you ?” ! Boom !


And they disappeared into the countryside. Never to be seen again !


I’m awake now ! Oh, well, I’ll have a banana……


….. and check my Dashboard.


How did they know that ?

And just before publishing this post …..


Road sweeper ? It’s just a trashy village rumour ! πŸ˜‰


Have you been rudely awakened ?

(I know a lot of you would like to be ! )


Ralph xox ❀


The band and dashboard images are mine. The rest belong within Google Search.

No Spanish band was harmed in the construction of this post, but my ears were !


75 Comments on “Strike Down The Band !

    • Hi Mihran πŸ˜€ Thank you for commenting. I was the crowd of the one and only onlooker three floors up. The rest of the people were the band ! Ralph πŸ˜€

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  1. Yeah you are always so lucky my friend – hold against one like me – what a fancy alarm clock – I have to settle for a plain one which just says beep beep beep beep – which only stops if I hit precisely and then it starts again after five minutes beep beep beep – I want such an alarm clock too – wonder if they have such one for sale at Tesco..? πŸ˜€

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    • Hi Drake πŸ˜€ What a wonderful idea ! A Spanish band alarm clock ! You could make a fortune with this idea and put Spain back into full employment at the same time. AND there would be no more bands passing my home as they’ll all be in Tesco in England. Enjoy your beep beep beep till then my friend πŸ˜‰ Ralph πŸ˜€

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    • Hi YC πŸ˜€ Probably a silly thing to do with cats around but it is a fun idea. Sorry I have been so long in replying as I have been appeasing the weefee πŸ˜€ Ralph πŸ˜€



  2. another excellent post, Ralph! thousand upon thousands of words from your pictures πŸ˜‰
    which may explain your dashboard?

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    • Hello Roxie πŸ˜€ It’s been a long time. I’m pleased to read your comment. I have absolutely no idea who or why these Top Searches end up on my Dashboard. WP has got to put them somewhere I suppose πŸ˜‰ Big hug. Ralph xox ❀


  3. Oh for such an alarm clock, Ralph – when you need it, of course.
    Now that’s an idea, Ralph – a Spanish Band Alarm Clock..!
    We could make a fortune, Ralph…..
    Or am I awakening from a dream!?
    zzzzzzzzzzzzz…… 😎

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    • Hello Carolyn πŸ˜€ Nope ! You are still asleep as I have hypnotised you ! On the count of 3 wake up ! No, second thoughts, stay as you are my friend πŸ˜‰ Ralph xox ❀


      • I’m dreaming of a song – or could it be the far away sound of a Spanish Band? Or is it the tinkling sound of a symbol? Or could it be the sound of Ralph’s soothing voice lullabying me to sleep? Sleep Carolyn sleep.! Okay Ralph, I’m under your spell. I’ll stay just the way I am. Nite, nite.. πŸ˜‰


    • Hi Sheri πŸ˜€ You are so sweet my friend. Thank you for your lovely comment. You are awesome too ! Ralph xox ❀

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    • Hello Beth πŸ˜€ Not trying is my speciality my friend ! Action-packed is thrust upon me as I think that someone up there gives me events to post about. What’s next I wonder ? Ralph xox ❀


  4. “No Spanish band was harmed in the construction of this post”… but only because there was nothing within reach πŸ˜‰


    • Hello Al πŸ˜€ That is very true ! There has been no sign of them since. Maybe they just worked it out for themselves at just how bad they are. πŸ˜‰ Ralph πŸ˜€
      These are better. Just for you Al.


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  5. So what were they celebrating in your sleepy village… or was it just to wake you all up for once… πŸ™‚


    • Hi Ute πŸ˜€ I didn’t have a clue. The only reference I could find for that day was:-

      “CampΓ³o Day is celebrated the last Sunday in September as part of the celebrations of San Mateo. The main event of the day is a parade of oxen carts festooned with scenes of traditional daily life, resulting in an authentic anthropological catalogue.”

      Nope. No oxen carts ! It wasn’t that, so I think they came along just to wake me up. Ralph xox ❀

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  6. When did you write about a bear stracting his back? How did I miss that?

    Did you ever find out why you were the selected one for this awakening ceremony? All I get is three dogs fighting, four curlews screeching, five frogs croaking, six Lords a-leaping … (The latter is kinda fun.)

    Cheers, chappie. OXO πŸ™‚ ❀ ❀

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    • Hi Yvonne πŸ˜€ I didn’t write about a bear stracting his back ! Maybe all these Top Searches are prophesies of what’s to come.
      In our village the 2 road sweepers are usually women on benefit and they are paid about €700pm to sweep the streets for a month when another 2 take over.
      You have just got yourself your Christmas post. The 12 days of Christmas, Dismal Swamp version ! No maids a milking around here I’m afraid. Ralph xox ❀

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    • Hey Shey πŸ˜€ I hope you didn’t set them up to do this to me because of all the grief I give you for not having a Hamstah Week. I bet you did ! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€ Ralph xox ❀

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      • Moi….? Ralpha, nevah! Seriously this so reminded me of the time we were in Rome and all the traffic got stopped cos these folks were there from Peru and they were lugging this statue of Mary. Well. They’d carried it all over Rome and now as they neared St Peter’s Sq, they were having to set it down every two seconds. You could see that while they may have started with great gusto, now they were starting to argue about whose frigging idea this was…

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  7. Your blog is unlike any other and I think that you have developed your very own ingenius niche genre. You should have a contest to think up a name for this unusual category. My entry suggestion is, “Graphic Traffic & Vext Text”

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    • Hi Stephanie πŸ˜€ You are so brilliant. I love your entry ! May I recruit you as my Categorical Category Catch of the Week πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€ Ralph xox ❀


  8. Not for a long time, unless you count hungry cats. Then they just try to smother you until you decide to feed them.


    • Hello Not πŸ˜€ lol. I have the same issues with my boy cat as he huffs and puffs about 2 inches from my nose till he gets what he wants. Ralph xox ❀


  9. Another LOL piece, Ralph. I get the sense that this was written by someone in a really good mood. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I myself am a huge supporter of the Spanish siesta- we adopted that in the Philippines too.

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    • Hello Diahann πŸ˜€ Oh yes I am in a good mood. I am also even more now because of your comment and I am glad you partake in the Siesta as it’s one great thing the Spanish has given us. Ralph xox ❀


  10. “This relashionship ..” 2fun πŸ˜‰


    • Bonjour Lad πŸ˜€ Nous vous remercions de votre visite et commentaire que je ne comprends. Je suis heureux que vous vous Γͺtes amusΓ©s. Je espΓ¨re que cette Google Translate fait sens pour vous. Avoir un grand week-end. Ralph πŸ˜€


  11. WOOPS !..
    2 yakety (video) yak with my friends I use πŸ˜‰


    • Oups acceptΓ©s! Mes amis locaux allaient me tuer si je suis retournΓ© sur un / site de rencontre des amis. On m’a rΓ©cemment impliquΓ© avec une jeune femme qui se rΓ©vΓ©la Γͺtre un homme nigΓ©rian. Je dois donc rester Γ  l’Γ©cart de ces sites. Ralph πŸ˜€

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      • 1) Translate pretty well πŸ˜‰
        2) contains a cop ! you’ll be rejected if your picture dont match the webcam !! this way, kids can use it. Easyer than Skype ##
        4) Lauper sing ” Girls Just Want To Have Fun”
        I reply : Guys 2 πŸ™‚

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  12. You are hilarious! Did you get in on the music and do a little dance? I bet you did, Ralph! It’s time for me to have a siesta now. xoxo


    • Hello Amy πŸ˜€ Well, maybe just a little ! Sleep tight my friend. Ralph xox ❀


  13. Where is God’s name do you even find these pictures! Lol! πŸ˜‰


  14. Not to be in a mood – but – you did ask for my rude awakening call & the first thing that popped in my head is when my brother – Roy – used to call me on the birthday way early in the morning. I would always mess with him about calling me so early. I told him that since I was born in the evening that he shouldn’t be disturbing me so early. Oh – how I miss those early morning birthday calls.

    Here’s a link to a post related to that.

    xx Saludos y Abrazos xx


    • Hi RoSy πŸ˜€ That WAS a rude awakening. Those are the sort of incidents that we do remember and miss. Ralph xox ❀


  15. Olivia and I were going to ask you to come out and play. She’s recuperated now, and is once again preoccupied with Oscar. She said to tell you, there is no need to break glass, then sweep it up if you are bored, just stop by and play with us. She was having second thoughts, though, after she saw that ‘siesta’ photo (4th down form the top) tssk, tssk. She’s young. Forgive her please. πŸ˜‰


    • Hello Marcy πŸ˜€ I may come out and play some time, should be fun ! I do push the boundaries somewhat. If I find something funny it usually gets the Ralph treatment. Ralph xox ❀

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      • Olivia and I were worried that we’d overstepped our bounds. You’re so sexym though, she could not help but fall in love, but she’s cool now. I think together, we’ve put her in her place. She said she would ‘try’ to behave. She’d send you a little red heart, but I don’t know how to do it. XOXO πŸ˜‰


      • No ! No ! You never stepped over the bounds. You are so sweet πŸ˜€ >>>>



      • Half of my reply disappeared !
        These are the emocions (smileys) that work with WordPress Com. Right click on the pic and Save Image for your own use ❀


  16. Seems I’ve developed a virtual headache from all that racket, and can’t stop thinking about the year I was in Banos, Equador for Easter. They re-enacted Palm Sunday, and burned a straw Jesus. I haven’t been able to sleep very well since then.
    Well, good luck with the Spanish Yoga thing!
    Love Resa _ xox

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    • Hi Resa πŸ˜€ Not sleeping well ? Then you need to enrol on Ralph’s Spanish Yoga Course> Hours 2pm – 4pm> No previous experience required πŸ˜‰ Ralph xox ❀


  17. You made me laugh, Ralph. Thank you so much for that. Great your post!
    Have a wonderful evening and happiness! πŸ™‚

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    • Hi Ştefania πŸ˜€ I am so pleased that you had so much fun my friend and do have a lovely evening with happiness as well. Ralph xox ❀


  18. Ralph, thank you. This helped me start my day with a laugh. Travel safe my friend πŸ™‚


    • Hello Julie πŸ˜€ It’s nice to start the day with a laugh. Just got to keep it going for the rest off the day. So have a fun day my friend. Ralph xox ❀


  19. Hi Ralp, like always you’re so fun and I enjoyed to read your post ! And yes often the neighbours rudely awake me with their lawn mowers and they disturb me a lot, but for the heaven sake I don’t say (almost anything), by closing the windows and external shutters on a somewhat coarser way…………..can’t help πŸ™‚ !

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