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Saturday, 30 June 2012

Bienvenidos - Welcome

Last night the girlies had their end of music school concert.  They all had to play solos which they were all a bit nervous about, but they did fine.  When it was time to introduce the New School Band to the town, they all did exceptionally well and their director Jose Ramon should be feeling very pleased with himself.

After the concert there was of course a dinner.  I was not so politely informed by my offspring that my presence would not be required - as I am not a band member.  A couple of us unclean uninviteds trotted off to another bar to feed our faces, quench our thirsts and marvel at how well our rogeny were doing.

Dinner over we started to stroll back to the car and around a corner came across this band playing in the street.  They were fantastic and inbetween tunes I managed to ask one of them what they were playing for.  It would appear that as a band they have somehow "adopted" a young (I would say about 19/21) african lad and yesterday he received his Spanish nationality.

The party was to mark this.  What a truly lovely thing to do.  It made the hairs on my arms stand on end and gave me goose bumps.  Aren't there some truly lovely people around?

Thursday, 21 June 2012


This weeks Ex Pat Blog Hop was to produce your own Wordle - here's mine based on this Blog

Wordle: Untitled

Monday, 18 June 2012

1 Encuentro De Bandas Jovenes

Yesterday the girlies had their first concert with their youth band.  They all did really well, although there were a lot of pre performance nerves.

I wish I had videoed this as Jose Ramon the Director was positively jumping in the air as the music reached it's crescendo.  Made me giggle.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

A Quandry.....

Well, here we are in Euro 2012 and I find myself in a bit of a mither.  Who do I shout for?




I mean really who is a girl to choose ...

Friday, 15 June 2012


I was tagged by Very Bored In Catalunya to do this meme, and as I too feel like a good whinge, here we go....

Why did I find 3 cotton buds, 4 hair clips and 1 safety pin stuffed down the bathroom sink drain?

Why does nobody else in this house have a licence or ability  to use a toilet brush?

Why do my girls insist on using the bathroom tap as target practice when they are spitting out toothpaste?

Why am I the only one that seems to have succumbed to a tummy bug?

Why will whatever I decide to make for lunch be hated by at least one girlie?

Why can I only get a doctors appointment at either 08:15 or 08:30?  How am I meant to get Girlie #2 to school on time?

Why when presented with a "new" dish they've never tasted do they have to make "the" face and then proceed to ask for seconds?

And finally

Why can't I find a pair of comfortable sandals that don't look like Granny Wear?

Terribly busy today, so if you read this consider yourself tagged.  The rules are below

1. Post your whys – as few or as many as you like
2. Link up your post at Mummy Central, and leave a comment here too
3. Tag 5 bloggers to keep this going
4. If you’re not a blogger, leave your whys as a comment below. I'd love to read them
5. Show your support by reading a few others and commenting on them