Turkey Stalls

The other day a few non-Spanish (English etc.) ladies laid on stalls in my local Spanish village.   Well, they didn’t actually lie down on their stalls,  but sold unwanted items from their homes on the stalls.  You know what I mean.

I decided to walk around the outskirts of the  Spanish village to reach the event. 


Walking up a narrow path I saw a turkey sitting on a wall.


“Hello Ralph.”

“Oh wow !  You’re a turkey and you spoke to me.  That’s really great.”

“Yes.  If you kiss me I will change into a beautiful Princess and I will do anything for you.  I mean anything !”


She flew down into my arms.

“You may kiss me now.”

Cradled in my arms,  I looked into her eyes and continued walking up the narrow path.

“Why don’t you kiss me ?   I promise to turn into a beautiful Princess and I will do anything you wish.”

Stroking her feathers, I replied,

“At my age I would rather have a talking turkey.”  😀


“I’m never going to talk to you again Ralph”

With that she wriggled free and flew back to the top of the wall and never spoke to me again.


The moral of this story is:

Don’t let an opportunity slip through your fingers as it may turn out to be a right royal turkey after all.


A turkey in the hand is worth a Princess at a push.


I walked on,  across the rail line,  along a dusty road track,  through the railway station …….


….. and arrived at the stalls across the road from La Parra Bar.

Walking in the middle of the road is a favourite pastime in my Spanish village. The first word a child learns is “COCHE !” (car !).  I reckon all the kids here think their mum is called Coche. Something to do with the back seat I suppose.









Tired of rummaging through the stalls I sat drinking coffee,  watching the train pass and catching up with all the local news and gossip.



I passed Her Royal Turkeyness on the way home.  Not a cheep, gobble or grumble from her.



I did buy a few things from off the stalls though.

An orange squeezer ……



…… and this lovely cover for the settee. 

But no Princess to drape herself seductively on it.

Any volunteers ?  (NO turkeys please !)



” I want two volunteers !  Samantha !  Sonic !  You are both volunteering for draping on the settee duties. “




Are you magic ?  If so, who are you really ?

Okay.  Okay.  One of you is the wicked witch who is turning me into a …… ?



Ralph xox ❤


109 Comments on “Turkey Stalls

  1. You’re fun, Ralph 🙂 I regularly enjoy your commentating kitties
    – Krys

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  2. Nice orange squeezer, you probably got a good deal there. As for the turkey – you deserve better than that, Ralph.

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    • Oh woe is me ! But with thy time machine I am now back to the hour before thy betrothal.
      Heck. That didn’t work as I am now a machine with a calendar and flashing lights !
      Ralph xox ❤


  3. I am so glad that you did not kiss the turkey and stick to your gut at your age you rather have a talking turkey. Wise choice 🙂

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  4. Lovely cover. Cats talking is one thing but turkeys? Maybe we should check the meds. 😉
    Thanks for the walk about. 8)

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    • Talking to turkeys probably means to gobble down one’s tablets too quickly brings on such side effects. So you are right Katie. To swallow gently is ……. heck, there’s a swallow flying around the room 😉 Ralph xox ❤

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      • Awww ! I wanna see that !

        “I’m green with jealousy”. I would say that if I was a Leprechaun 😉 ❤


  5. The cats asked me to politely ask you to remove a few cushions from the settee so they can better do their lounging/sprawling. I said I would give it my best shot.

    ❤ 🙂

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    • I can’t remove the cushions Yvonne. Hilda (see Ute’s comment below) was my soft furnishings designer and buyer when I had the apartment remodelled. I have cushions everywhere, probably one in the freezer 😉 So the cats will have to stop their polite moaning and go back to sleep on and behind the cushions. Are there canal cats in Venice my friend ? Ralph xox ❤

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  6. Oh, you are cracking me up, Ralph. I’d like to wander around in the middle of the street. It looks like such a peaceful little village. And what beautiful finds. Ooh, and freshly squeezed orange juice. Yummy! We get turkeys around her, too. They’re not the most attractive bird, are they? I’m sure they do turn into a princesses! I’m sure that won’t be your last chance. 🙂 xoxo

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    • Heehee. Amy ? What a great comment. You covered all the bases. Personally I would prefer a real woman instead of a promissory note from a turkey and I’m so glad you are not called Coche 😉 Ralph xox ❤ xox


    • Thanks Melinda. I shall look out for a bird with a waddle then. Ralph xox ❤

      ( For non-English readers – "Bird" in English slang means "woman")

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  7. I love that settee cover, it’s beautiful, great buy. Do I recognize Hilda in the pictures? Some women kiss their hairdryer and it is a prince… not ideal for you though as you clearly want a turkey anyway. 🙂

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    • It was Hilda wearing blue/white stripes Ute and she sold me the settee cover for next to nothing.
      Hairdryer ? Prince ? Okay, you must get out more and talk to a turkey 😉
      BTW. The local school (up to 11 year olds) shuts tomorrow for the summer holidays. It reopens on 12 Sept. Don’t cry !
      Ralph xox ❤

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      • I thought it was Hilda,… well when the shop is closed you need to shop at Hilda’s for next to nothing…… bargains everywhere! 🙂

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      • Maybe so. David is always telling me about Hilda’s cupboards full of “things”. Happy Tuesday Ute 😀

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  8. Your turkey story i excellent! Pity she left you … but then again, I don’t think Sonic and Samantha would have welcomed her, as either Talking Turkey or Princess Whatsername. I’m sure they’d prefer to do the settee draping duties themselves.The orange squeezer and settee cover were great bargains, by the way. Amazing what you can pick up at events like that. All in all, you seem to have had a lovely day out – and I’m so jealous you have all that glorious sunshine! 🙂

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    • Thank you so much for such a full comment Millie. So sorry that the weather is against you. Hot here today, must be approaching 40C. It’s the beginning of many months of hot, hot and hot. Ralph xox ❤

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    • Chicken ! Heehee. I just had to say that. Thanks for commenting Ella my friend. Ralph xox ❤


  9. Why shouldn’t turkeys speak to Sir Ralph, everyone is trying to that… 😀

    “Lovely, can I rip it up now.?” 😀 😀 😀

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    • “Why shouldn’t turkeys speak to Sir Ralph” ? Precisely ! I talk to a Drake all the time !
      And what a ripping comment from you my friend.
      Ralph 😀

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  10. What a rude turkey, I never knew they got snippety like that. If I were you, I’d give her the cold shoulder next time you see her. No, Ralph, I didn’t say the hot oven, so stop licking your lips ❤ xox

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  12. Hi Ralph,amusing tale of the Turkey ,after all a Turkey is a Turkey whether a crowned princess or thanks giving dinner .May be it wise wise to take the chance and gamble with that kiss.Jalal

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  13. I’m gobbling down my dinner, as I have not much time.
    However, I have time to tell you that I love the settee cover, and the cats have the right idea about giving it a good laying on and shred!
    xoxoxo <##<<###>##>#>>#~~~+++ ❤

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    • lol. Love the way you eat Resa. You’re a plucky lady to say that 😀
      Thanks for taking the time to comment about the cover and the cats.
      Have a lovely evening my friend after your work has shredded your brain today.
      Big hug. Ralph xoxoxo <##<##>#>>#~~~+++ ❤


  14. Sonic blends in so nicely with the accents. 🙂 Your apartment is so quaint and charming Ralph. 🙂


    • Thanks Debby. I do like the apartment, mainly as it’s designed the way I want it. That doesn’t happen very often when buying a house. I was lucky the house prices here were at rock bottom when I bought, so had plenty of spare cash for the renovations. Ralph xox ❤

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  15. Wow, I have never had a turkey talk to me, but I do think you made the right decision. It was more than likely an evil witch instead of a princess. 😉 I love those stall sales or as we say over here–yard sale or flea market. You found some wonderful things. That is a gorgeous cover and I’ve never seen an orange squeezer like that. Much better than the little twisty thing a ma bobs. I’ve missed you so much. Glad to see you are still full of it… charm that is. lol. xoxox ❤

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  16. Dear Ralph, this post made my day! 😀 It’s so funny. Is the turkey still waiting for you? I am sure Samantha or Sonic would kiss her.
    The cover for the settee is so beautiful! It looks really nice especially with the pillows and the flowers together.
    XOXO Julia ❤

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    • Thank you so much for your many Likes and Comments today my dear friend. You are really keeping me busy tonight, but, what the heck, it’s you Julia !
      I am so glad that you found this post fun and liked the settee cover.
      Hugs. Ralph xoxox ❤


  17. Hi Ralph,
    Do Opposites Attract?
    By the way, I have been following your blog and really enjoy the gifts and talents you share there. As a result, I would like to know a little more about you. Thus, I have selected you for the next round of the “LOVE 😻 / HATE 😼 Blogger Challenge!”
    I’m not aware if you’ve been asked before, but I must discover if you think opposites do attract! Please follow the link to

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    • Hello Gail 😀
      As I said in your comments I am sorry but I must decline your offer. Thank you so much anyway. Sometimes it’s the thought that counts. Also, I thank you for following my blog and I think you can appreciate why I post just once a week. If only I could type faster 😀
      I see in your blog that you love doing awards, challenges etc. and have a lovely time doing them. Have a great weekend. Ralph xox ❤

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  18. Ha, finally found my way back to your post.
    I got behind and have just waded through way too many posts from one particular blogger – so going to tweek his setting and turn him down!!
    Like Sonic and Samantha I’m loving the throw for the sofa. Bad luck with the turkey though…
    Yesterday I had a good time rummaging through the bric-a-brac stall and the book stall at a local village fayre. Great fun searching through someone else’s clutter in search of potential treasure 😀 TTS

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    • Thanks for coming TTS. I just made a comment to another blogger about not commenting on her blog and many others as I am overstretched as it is. I agree with you, it takes time to read posts as it is TTS. So I normally click Like if I do like a post and usually only comment on bloggers’ posts I am friends with…. which is many !
      Thanks for your lovely comment and I hope you found a treasure in amongst the clutter. Ralph xox ❤

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      • Sandra taught us to nurture our followers and that has been good advice building a disparate little community. For myself I’d rather have a smaller more meaningful group of people I follow and make time to interact with.
        This one guy is just way too prolific, churning out numerous posts per week and swamping my reader. It feels like he is reblogging the entire self-help output of the USA and I can’t keep up with reading so much stuff. I feel guilty about unfollowing him but Ute just said it is good to declutter!
        If I’m too tired, too busy, got nothing to say… I stick with like and won’t take offense if you need to do the same 😀

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      • That’s right ! I don’t follow any multiple posts per day blogs, blogs that reblog all the time or single photo posts. It’s best to unfollow any blogs you are uncomfortable with …. well, that’s my blog gone 😉
        I have a look through all the Blogs I Follow regularly and cull the ones that don’t communicate with comments or Likes. I usually have under 80 Blogs I Follow. 😀

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      • Good advice from a seasoned blogger thank you.
        If I unfollowed you I would miss out on the many adventures of Samantha & Sonic 😀

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  19. MOL…We love the drapery, Sonic and Samantha. I think your sl..dad deserves better than the bird…let him kiss a frog next time 😉 Pawkisses for a Happy Sunday 🙂 ❤

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  20. I think that turkey didn’t want to have anything to do with you on your way back since you wouldn’t give her a kiss.
    Oh well – her loss.
    xx Saludos y Abrazos xx

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    • So true my friend. She did have her feathers roughed up.
      Some hugs for you my flowery friend. Ralph xox ❤

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    • Hi Rose and welcome 😀 Thanks for your advice (from experience ? 😉 ). I will definitely stay strong and not kiss a turkey. Happy Sunday ! Ralph xox ❤


  21. Love that kind of market and the cover is awesome, also your cats have a great taste ! Wish you a lovely evening 🙂 !

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    • Thanks Serach for your lovely comment. Have a lovely evening yourself my friend.

      It’s just gone 7pm and it’s still hot as it has been over 40C for the last few days. The village water will be turned off again tonight to stop people watering their gardens overnight. 😦 ❤

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      • Thanks dear Ralph and here finally today we had some fresher air, never as warm like by you but I really get fed up with it ! Some people have just only rains so we may rejoice with all those (delicious) heat 🙂 !


  22. Thank you for liking “Otherworldly” and “Red Geraniums.” Nice post! 🙂 I think it is great you got to see a turkey on the way to the stalls. There are no turkeys hanging around in my neighborhood. However, my neighbor occasionally raises chickens, and the only interaction I had with the chickens was when one of them literally flew out of my neighbor’s coop and into my backyard. You should have seen how excited my dog was chasing it around the yard! I did not want her to kill it, so I was screaming at the top of my lungs and chasing her while she chased the chicken. Eventually, I was able to hide the chicken under a big heavy bin in the backyard. The neighbors heard me screaming and probably thought my dog was attacking me or that I went out of my mind. They had this stunned look on their faces when I peered over the fence and informed them that their chicken was in my backyard. After I put my dog inside, my neighbor and another member of his family took the chicken back home. I think it was alive but very terrified by my dog.

    Anyway, I am glad that you had a good time looking around for things to buy at the stalls. I like that settee cover. It is colorful and has some beautiful patterns. My cats would probably have thoughts of ripping it up too. 🙂

    No, I am not magic, but I have seen a few things that seem close to magical in my life. 🙂

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