A day of bits and pieces

Retook mandate on a property which I had had some time ago. Perched on a ridge and with a fabulous garden and a swimming pool which is in great condition, it is inhabited by a lady from Andalusia and her Portuguese husband. We speak of Ronda and she tells me how much building has gone on there, that the last time she went with her sister, it was an hour before they managed to find the house in which she had lived the first 15 years of her life. She spent many years in France, as did I, and she said she found the French very ‘closed’ – meaning not open to relationships with others and also with the meaning of not entertaining new ideas. I asked her why the Spanish are so different – why do they all live in apartments, even in the middle of the country where there are acres of land – why they all promenade in the evening – why no one goes to bed before the early hours of the morning? She didn’t know but said that everyone knew everyone in a town and that could only be a good thing. We laughed and agreed that the Spanish were not at all, in any way, like the French.

Leaving Normal


Wednesday 11 February 2015

2 degrees rising to 12
sun at last feeling like it has some warmth

Retook mandate on a property which I had had some time ago.  Perched on a ridge and with a fabulous garden and a swimming pool which is in great condition, it is inhabited by a lady from Andalusia and her Portuguese husband.  We speak of Ronda and she tells me how much building has gone on there, that the last time she went with her sister, it was an hour before they managed to find the house in which she had lived the first 15 years of her life. She spent many years in France, as did I, and she said she found the French very ‘closed’ – meaning not open to relationships with others and also with the meaning of not entertaining new ideas.  I asked her why the Spanish are…

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