Friday, 16 January 2015

Calpe and Benidorm

 The silver tops are here.  Mama said that Nanny was worried I wouldn't want to see her.  What rubbish!  When she came out of the airport, I charged her and grabbed her knees.  She dropped her case.  So I carried it for her.
Big Mountain
 We went to Calpe because Mama wanted to eat fish.  She ate fish whilst I slept.  They kept me some bits of squid for when I woke up.  I like squid.
 And then we slept in the sand. 
A lady on the campsite knitted me a jumper.  Her husband and his friend have one too.  They all came to have their photo taken with me.
Me and my jumper
Mama took us all to Benidorm.  Nana didn't want to go.  When we got there, we couldn't get her away.  Mama says this happens quite often.  She tried to persuade Nana to visit Iceland but Nanny wouldn't go.
On the beach again
 I played on the beach with Daddy. It was a beautiful day.  Nanny and Ganggang found a really nice restaurant.  So nice, I did a wee on the floor but they didn't mind.  They gave me a small bucket of sweets.
Las Vegas
 They gave the Nofuns a bottle of strange yellow liquid which made them go all silly.  So silly infact that Mama started dancing the cha cha down the street with me on her head.  Nanny bought a a pair of gold and white golf shoes.  Mama says she doesn't even play golf.  Then Nanny bought me a police bike with a really loud siren which she took off me later. 
Before lunch
 We all had a game of football in the street and loads of people joined in.  I met a lady with a pet pigeon.
After lunch
 It was very dark when we got home.  Mama couldn't tear Nanny and Ganggang away from the nightlife.  They wanted to join in.
Nanny in her new shoes

Sunday, 11 January 2015

The Three Kings

 Small Car Big Dog told Mama that there was a big parade in Altea on the 5th of January.  So we went.  They said it was called the three kings.  We waited and waited and waited.  All of a sudden there was a huge blow up elephant.  Daddy said it was the biggest inflatable he had ever seen.  Mama said she wasn't so sure.
A big inflatable
 And then there was a renesorius.  A really big one.  And a tiger.  And a marching band with some great drumming which made me dance.  In the street.
A Renesorius
 There were balloons and girls with balloons and boys with balloons and more balloons.  And men playing pipes and men dressed in tights. 
 And then there was a man walking on a ball in a tall hat.  Mama said she bet she could do that and daddy said 'Rubbish'.
A man on a ball
 Just as I was wondering what this had to do with the three kings.  Along they came.  With lots of girls throwing sweets at me.  I collected a big bag full but try as I might, I can't find them anywhere. 
One King
 But best of all.  After the tigers and elephants and the man on a ball and the girls throwing sweets was an ambulance.  With the lights flashing.  I couldn't believe my luck.
The best bit
 Mama bought a three kings cake and it had a bean in it and a porcelain king.  I nearly choked on it.
Mama's little king

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Happy New Ear

Farewell my Uncle Bamby
Mama says it's 2015.  I thought it was Tuesday.  My uncle left.  In a big aeroplane.  I keep staring at the sky now to see if I can see him.  I miss him.  Nana is coming.  She is bringing Ganggang and a digger I hope.  Mama says there won't be room in their bags.  They are staying in a flat next to the campsite.  It has a bath.  Mama says I can have a bath this year.
Thought it was meant to be warm
New Year was chilly.  We were invited to a party the night before at the campsite.  I was very excited.  There was a guitarist.  Most people spoke Dutch and there were two people with flashing rabbit's ears on there heads.  I danced with them.  We ate cheese and liver sausage and crisps.  I had apple juice.
Daddy and me on a very very very big truck
The guitarist was Spanish.  Mama said it was Antonio Banderas after a very big Christmas dinner.  He started by playing some Spanish music.  I danced.  He then started to play the guitar behind his head.  I loved it.  When he began Delilah, Mama made me leave.  She is such a NoFun.
The Dutch enjoying themselves
New Years Day, the campers all jumped in the sea.  They kept asking me to go in too but I was frozen.
They had Santa's hats on.  It was all a bit stormy.  Mama said she bet there would be a visit from an ambulance.  I waited and waited fora flashing blue light but none turned up.
First Dinner of the New Year
We went to and Indian restaurant for lunch and sat in the sun and ate curry.  I chased a cat around until it scratched me.  Mama said it would teach me a lesson and Daddy said I would get rabies.  It didn't do either.
Mama is making curry for dinner. 
Happy New Year

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

So this is Christmas

Chilling Out
Zo.  This is Christmas in Spain.  SinterKlaas and Sunshine.  I have never eaten so much chocolate in my life.  When we walk to the beach, I have several chocolate stops on the way.  If I hang around and say 'Good morning.  And how are you?' I always get a chocolate. 
Making a run for it
Mama tries to hurry me past.
Another run for it
Mama said it didn't feel much like Christmas but I think it does.  They had live animals on the beach.  There was a chicken, two geese, a goat and two babies that Mama says are called kids and a turkey.  The turkey scared me.  I hid behind Daddy's leg.
Chupa chupa
But I really liked the baby goat and the kid liked me.  He kept sucking my finger and people took photographs of me.  Mama tried to have a go but the goat bit her.  He didn't bite me.
Mama made me pose for this one
The best bit of Christmas was my Uncle Joe arriving.  We went to the airport and I trembled when I saw him.  He wrapped us in his arms and said 'Hey guys'.  We had the best Christmas eve.  We went to a Chinese restaurant and spent two hours just eating.  I had piles of prawns and squid and duck and rice and it was great.
My GREAT Uncles and me
Christmas Day we had rice and curry in the tent at the van.  My Great Uncle Xavier came too and I like him.  We went to the beach and I couldn't decide which hand to hold.
Uncle Joe has gone now but Nana and Gang gang are coming in the New Year.
Happy New Year!!!!!

Saturday, 20 December 2014

New Hats New Friends

 I have so many friends here now that I don't want to leave.  Monty is the Norwegian Wood cat who lives next to me.  He is kept on a string but escaped the other morning.  Monty likes me and I like Monty.   I have my friend Tio Xavy who made me a wallet from a milk carton and also Manuel who made me a friendship bracelet especially to fit my wrist.  I also like Orange man who has a gold tooth and tells me I am as big as his 5 year old grand son and snuggles me and gives me oranges.  They live in tents at the back of the campsite and work here.
There is also Bouncy Man who is a very tall and very old Dutch man who is always playing tricks.  Last week he ran off with Tio Xavy's wheely bin when Tio was trying to sweep up the leaves.  There is also Small Car Big Dog who has a Mini and a Great Dane.  I'm not allowed to stroke the Great Dane as Small Man Big Dog says I mustn't.  Yesterday, Bouncy Man saw me trying to stroke the big dog and came running up from behind and leaped on the big dog's back.  The big dog jumped in the air and so did the dog's owner.  Everybody looked really shocked except for Bouncy Man who held on.  Mama fell on the floor laughing and Daddy had to come and carry her off.
Hat Man bought me a hat too.  Just like his. 

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Best Christmas Present Ever

Making Sure They get it right
 So.  (I say zo quite a lot now as everyone here does).  I now think we will stay here for ever.  Mama did yet another extension - this time to the camper van.  Most of the campsite helped Daddy to put it up whilst I ran around hammering pegs into the side of the tent.  It took them so long to do it we are now semi permanent.  The people here are so nice to me.  There is Party Man and Hat man and Cat lady and Apple lady and Chocolate lady and bread man and they all give me things.  Mama has given up trying to hide them from me. Mama couldn't wait for it to rain.  And it is raining now.  And thundering.  And lightening.  And she is sitting in it.  By herself.  I do love it though.  I can play with all my toys and I am warm and cosy.

Climbing the walls
 Mama and Daddy went up to the Albir light house yesterday.  It was all up hill and Daddy didn't go very fast and even so we lost Mama on the way up.
Showing Daddy the inside of the lighthouse
But we were very high up and it was very beautiful.  We could see all the paper white yachts below.

View from the Bridge
 When we came back we found a restaurant that Mama was finally happy with.  She is choosy.  She said it was basic but good honest Spanish food whatever that means.  I like everywhere. 
 Anyway it stopped her moaning.
This morning I saw a red squirrel with tufty wufty furry wurry ears.  He wouldn't sit still though.

TuftyWufty Furry Wurry
Not only is my Uncle Joe coming but my Nanny and Ganggang Flipflip are coming in the New Year too.
I cannot wait.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Sinterklaas at Altea Cap Blanch

Altea beach
 Finally, the No Funs are staying still.  We are stopping at Cap Blanch in Altea which is right by the sea and full of Dutch people so I can greet them every morning.  I like it.  We are right next to the town so we go out for lumch quite a lot.  I did manage to sleep through my first Chinese meal in a long time but Mama got a take away for me and I ate it on the beach.  One of the best views I've had with a take away for a long time.
Eating Chinese
  We also went to Altea to the top of the town.  I climbed up many steps.
Altea steps
There was a great view from the top.  Mama said it was Benidorm in the distance.
The view

The NF's finally bought me some fancy pants boots.  I wear them without pants because Mama says I don't need nappies anymore.
My boots

I think I do.  She now spends most of her time at the laundry.  I was also invited to a Sintaklaas party.  I was very excited and combed my haair.  There were people all dressed up with black faces and they gave me more sweets in one evening than I have ever eaten in the whole of my life.  It was wicked.  I danced for them and sat on a strange man's knee because he gave me presents.
What is going on?

We sang strange songs and ate crisps and I had a really lovel;y evening.  People kept kissing me and giving me things.

Dancing with strangers for a marshmallow
 Now, everybody on the campsite knows me.  They don't know Mama or daddy but they all say ' Hullo Jozef' and I say 'goeiemorgen'.  They have even put me on their facebook.

Mama has pulled another uncle out the hat and best of all my Uncle Joe is coming to stay for Christmas.  YEAH.  BAMBY!