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Laughter is better than tears :)
30 December 2012 @ 15:45

So...the world did not end on 21/12, it rained on Christmas Day...and 2013 is to celebrate  Old Year's Night and New Year's Day is the question.  Earlier this week we took a VFR bike ride down from Granada (Suspiro del Moro) to Otivar and Almuñecar which was just fabulous, and having looked across at the mountains there, we hope to be sleeping under the stars somewhere between Frigiliana and Competa tomorrow night and Tuesday to.  A bit less sparkly than the usual all-night village festivities, but the delicious instant soup and pot noodles should be a compensation :). 

I have had some fun with an Amazon parcel that had gone turned out to have been delivered to, and signed for by, someone called Julio Garcia on 12 December...but who was he, where was the parcel and why did I know nothing about it?  In fact, Amazon were great and instantly credited me for all my costs, then we went to the Lanjaron office of MRW who informed us that the parcel had been left at a local hotel.  'Why had they not bothered to let me know?'  Well, the driver must have tried to ring me and then given up.  Interesting!  Went to the hotel and there was my parcel, propped up in the bar, as it had been for 2 weeks...and graciously handed over by Julio Garcia, who actually lives 10 minutes away and could have dropped it in to me himself.  I just love the Spanish 'insouciance' when it comes to this sort of thing.  Of course you will get your parcel, of course everyone is honest, of course it is around here somewhere...And now, of course, Amazon has to re-charge me all over again as I finally have the goods.  It's Christmas!!!

Right, time to go and pack my rucksack...2 nights, jolly cool after sundown, no more than 5kg weight if possible, mustn't forget the TBags...Happy New Year everyone and make sure your Resolution includes LAUGHING a lot.  Very beneficial!

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james said:
30 December 2012 @ 15:42

What a special thing to do and remember, good luck and hope the stars shine for you.
And all the best for 2013.


Gerald said:
01 January 2013 @ 20:01

I hope you had a good night "under the stars" & that your your new year brings sparkles to your world

casalinda said:
02 January 2013 @ 19:52

Thank you James (Jo´s brother???) and Gerald...latest instalment going in now!

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