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Sunday, 31 January 2010

The Orphans

Oooops, uploaded all the photos for this blog post and then completely forgot about it.

So, last Monday I went out to chuck the rubbish in the communal bin thingy that we have over here. So much better than having the rubbish festering in the back garden and having to drag the bin through the house option that is the norm in the UK. And there, underneath were four tiny puppies. Of course, I had to have a quick word and a tickle of their bellies - well who wouldn't! Returned to the house, shut the gate and there they all were, so tiny that they could get through the bars of the gates. Of course I tried the "Shoo" option - think Out of Africa you know Meryl with the lion, but to no avail. Went into the house and just ignored them. The time arrived to pick the girlies up from the school bus and they followed me out into the road again - success. Got back with the girlies and not a sign of them out in the street, round to the back door and there they all were! Himself had returned and given them a bowl of milk, girlies were instantly in love and now here I am with another 4 mouths to feed!
This is the smallest of the four - Lily

And as they do make the the loveliest of models, I guess that they can stay - for a while ;-)

Incidentally, a quick trip around the neighbours and nobody knew anything about them. So it looks like somebody just dumped them :-O I am guessing that they are only about six weeks old, two girls, two boys and will be about the size of Jack Russels fully grown. What are some people like?

Friday, 22 January 2010

In Praise of

Now, I'm not one to do this very often. But, just before Christmas I contracted with Orange and Internet Everywhere, as I am unable to get an ADSL line due to the remoteness of my house. Hell, my lane dosen't even show up on a TomTom, and if my normal postman's on his holidays...

So for two and a half days I have not been able to connect successfully to the internet using the above "dooberry" but in white. I made a couple of phone calls, still not too sure what the problem was, but they called me. Yes, they called me this morning appologising yet again and discounting 50% of this months charges.

Big, big up for Orange

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

San Anton

So, on Sunday we went into Orihuela for the fiesta of San Anton. San Anton is a "barrio" or neighbourhood of Orihuela and San Anton is it's Patron Saint. There are lots of colourful stalls selling special sweets, that are typical for these fiestas.

Inside the small church, they held a special mass

and afterwards, the priest came out to bless all the animals that people had brought along.

There were dogs

clothed dogs

Cats on leads

Cats in doll's prams


and ponies.

After the blessing there was the International competition of Charlatans or market traders!! Managed to watch one, but then we went in search of refreshments!!

At the other end of the table to the above Charlatan, was a big wooden strong box. If I'd had a bigger handbag...

Sunday, 3 January 2010

2010 My Resolutions

So, photographically speaking my New Year's resolutions are
  • Complete Project 365 - My first two pics are on this post
  • Improve and Learn
  • See if I can make a bit of money to buy new gear
  • Enjoy
Should be relatively easy to fulfill I think