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A Foot in Two Campos

Thoughts from a brand new home-owner in the Axarquía region of Málaga. I hope there might be some information and experiences of use to other new purchasers, plus the occasional line to provoke thought or discussion.

16 - Arriving Home
10 September 2012 @ 01:56

 Arriving home.  Saying it aloud makes it more real.  Preparing for my first visitors.  The wi-fi works (wouldn’t get any visitors without that – my friends are a high-tech bunch demanding good connectivity!).  And there’s Spanish tv in the lounge, and English tv in my bedroom.  Maybe I need to get Jose back to swap the cables round?

Arriving home.  Hot water is working, the fridge is full of juice and the freezer is full of ice.  Top up the tea bag pot with tea bags brought from England.  The one thing everyone smuggles out here!

Arriving home, but still in a hire car.  The mark of a visitor.  All being well, I’ll get my own little Spanish car tomorrow or Tuesday.  I’ll park it precariously on the narrow hill along with those of my neighbours.  An ancient Seat Ibiza, scratched, with a sticker supporting Málaga football club, and something involving feathers and beads hanging from the mirror.  Spanish newspaper on the back seat.  The mark of a resident.  It’ll blend in.  It’s a local’s car, without the giveaway rental company’s sticker in the window.

Arriving home.  Throwing open the shutters, opening my bedroom windows to that amazing mountain view – hidden now in the dark evening but ready to emerge in the morning.  Not as hot as August, thank goodness.  It’s Sunday night – some sounds from the street, not a lot.  Sleep will come easily tonight.



© Tamara Essex 2012

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Gerald said:
10 September 2012 @ 00:19

Brilliant Tamara, looks like that if they are square eyed visitors your bedroom may require a few chairs!
The "something with feathers & beads" in your car is I suspect a Dream Catcher. Hung on all of the North American Indians Teepees. Brilliant race the North American & Canadian Indians. So very clever. They could talk to each other even though each had their own language which each one did not know. I am aware of the Redskin sign language, wished I could use it in Spain
Hope you write about your visitors in due course.

Tamara said:
10 September 2012 @ 23:37

Well it's any old bits of rubbish l pick up at the Thai Bazaar shop! Yes, it's pretty much a dream catcher, mainly because the Spanish cars usually have a crucifix nestling amongst the beads and l'm avoiding that. It's just to make it look as nondescript and Spanish as possible :-)

Patricia (Campana) said:
14 September 2012 @ 00:50

So good to read you Tamara. I am just back from your part of the world, Dorset. A badly-needed break with my friends. Wonderful.

Gerald: I get the feeling that they don't like being called "redskins".
As for the dream-catchers:

Patricia (Campana) said:
14 September 2012 @ 00:55

Tea-bags? Surely not.
Ony loose-leaf tea in our house. Once upon a time. long ago, my friends would bring me loose-leaf tea to Spain. Now I always have a supply myself.
My mother would not let a tea-bag into the house. I feel much the same about them.

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