Water

It’s been another glorious day in Norfolk. The deep blue sky dotted with the fluffiest clouds known to man. The birds have been singing, the bee’s a buzzing and the butterflies have been fluttering by. To top it all the weather forecast was for zero rain. What could possibly go wrong? I got soaked. There…

I’m not dead*

You’d be forgiven for thinking, by looking at the last time I posted on this blog, that I’d either died or had nothing much to write about. I just have so much going on elsewhere the last thing on my mind is writing blog posts. But, like having beans on toast for tea, the thought of…

Not what I expected

“There’s a local market this evening. In fact it’s very local as all you have to do is step out of the hotel and turn left at the Spar and there it is, all along the high street.” That’s the thing about resort-based holiday reps, they have all the local knowledge. “It’s open from 6…

Siurell

The guy in the souvenir shop struggled to find the English words to help us understand the story behind the Siurell whistles that had caught our eye. The colours are not unlike those of other traditional figures we’ve seen before, namely those representing the Mexican Day of the Dead. The guy told us that the…

“I don’t like to complain, but…

It’s early evening in a Spanish restaurant and that means we’re surrounded by fellow holidaymakers. An earlier experience in Madrid taught us that the locals don’t eat until late, which is the foundation to the gag: What do you call someone in a Spanish restaurant at 6.30? A tourist. The elderly couple at the next…

In the dark

This is a true story. It didn’t happen to me but I’ll recount the events exactly as they were told, out of respect for the one who suffered. “They have some sort of energy saving thing going on in the toilets. When you open the door it’s dark but it detects movement, so the light…