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A blended blog - Spanish life and culture meets English freelancer who often gets mistaken for Spanish senora. It's the eyes that do it, rather than the command of the language. Anything can and probably will happen here.

A real bargain in the market today!
03 March 2013 @ 16:13

I love going to the Sunday market off the Lemon Tree Road at Campo de Guardamar, in the Costa Blanca. It's a real Spanish market, which you can tell, because of all the 'madres' going around with their shopping trollies. There's a huge fruit and vegetable section, and everything seems much cheaper than the other markets in the area.

My friends Joan and Pat love to come along, and we'll usually stop off at one of the many cafeterias and have something to eat and drink and watch the world go by. We leave the husbands behind, or if they decide they want to tag along, we deposit them at a bar while we have a good look around, as their attention span seems to get shorter with every market trip.

Today, we were passing a stall and the young - and very good looking - stallholder had hooked down some trousers from the top of the stall to show to a potential customer. There was a makeshift price tag hanging from the coathanger, and he'd taken it off and hooked it around his neck. So we come to this stall, and there's this gorgeous guy with huge dark eyes, curly black hair and the body of a god - and I'm not talking Buddha here, he was built like a dream. And he's got a sign around his kneck saying '5 Euro.'

What's a girl to do? Well, this girl fished in her bag for a 5 Euro note and asked if he was coming with me now, or did I have to wait until he'd finished on the stall? Pat and Joan tried to pretend they weren't with me, but the stallholder played along with it all, took my arm and marched me off towards the car park. As the conversation was conducted in Spanish, it caused quite a bit of hilarity as well. Trouble is, I may have to go on my own next week - Pat and Joan are refusing to come with me again!

 



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Sam said:
03 March 2013 @ 15:50

I'd come if I was closer, always enjoy a laugh !


Sandra Piddock said:
03 March 2013 @ 15:56

Thanks Sam - I think they've forgiven me now, thank goodness!


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