Thursday, 4 February 2016

Uncle Lollo in the Smollo brings big box but misses flight

Daddy pushing a Bloody Big Box
 Oh my darling Uncle Lollo is here.  We went to meet him at the airport and he was carrying a small bag and a bloody big box.  He said thebloody big box was for me.  I was very excited so we unwrapped it immediately and inside was a bicycle.  A proper one with brakes and pedals and everything.
 First things first.  We took Uncle Lollo for churros and chocolate.
Showing Uncle Lollo how to eat it
 And then we tried the bicycle out. 
Daddy showing how it is done
Daddy had a good time on it and I could ride it but haven't got the hang of pedalling yet.
Giving it a go
Every morning I get Uncle lollo up.  Nice and early.
Reading the morning papers
And we do things together.
Catching a bus with Uncle Lollo to Mijas
And he teaches me things.  Like how to say 'Flippin Eck'.  And how to do an extra loud burp and shout Boo so loudly that all the people on the promenade jump. 

Looking at picture
 We spend quite a bit of time on the sofa together too.
Snoozing with Lollo
And chatting.
Chatting with Lollo

But my favourite thing of all to do with Uncle Lollo is to go swimming in the sea.  We had such a good time that he missed his flight and is staying another 2 weeks.  I've gone off Cheeses now I have Lollo.

Two penguins

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Cousins and Curries

Goodnight.  Good Morning
My dear friend Kaviya came.  I have known her since I was at playgroup in London.  She held my hand as soon as I saw her at the airport. 
Walking the wall
We played a lot together.  Mainly ringing Dr. Barber up and then playing Goodnight and Goodmorning.
Another picture
I got fed up of being made to pose for photographs.
Food on your face
And I spent some time removing food from Kaviya's face.

A day in Mijas
Kaviya's Mama and Papa really spoiled me and brought me lots of presents. 
Cousins R US
And then my cousins arrived from Norway.  Big Boy, Leven and Baby Riff.  I was very excited to see them.  There was a Medieval festival in the town and they put straw in the streets.  We had a lovely time playing in it.
Saxa the bullfighter
There were lots of old fashioned rides which Mama deemed acceptable for me to go on.
I have never been happier than when I was sitting between Kaviya and all my cousins on the big wheel.

Then Aunty Manju made a big curry and lots of delicious rice and everyone came for lunch.
There were eleven of us for lunch and Uncle Kenneth and Aunty Ragnhild brought a big cake and we ate it all up.

Party Time
Christmas lasts forever here because it was one party after another.  We had the procession for the Three Kings on the 5th of December.  There were all kinds of things in the parade but we were mainly concerned with catching sweets which were hurled at us from the floats. 
On Bins
I discovered that shouting Hola got us lots of sweets.  If they hit you on the head though they hurt. We got hundreds.
We have had lots of days of sunshine.  We have even been in the sea.  It's like being on holiday.


And I think Riff likes me because he lets me hold his hand.

And Leven holds my hands too and yesterday even Big Boy held my hand.  I really like them being here holding my hand.

Thursday, 31 December 2015

Christmas 2015 Fuengirola

Cakey cake cake cake
After complaining like mad about Spanish cakes, Mama has identified the best cake shop in Spain and the best cake to buy from it. Le Granier is the chain and rasberry cheesecake is the name.   We seem to pass by there often even when we are meant to be going the other way.
Spanish Santa Claus
There are lots of Christmasy things going on including a berber tent in the central square with a man in it who had a chat with me about the weather in England.
Wooden Cheetah
Last year I spent Christmas with the Dutch and Sinta Klaus and now there seems to be a whole other thing going on.
Off to see GUJY.  Train to Malaga
The best bit of Christmas was Great Uncle Joe coming.  I love going to meet him.  He hugs me hard with his cheek and says 'Hey Guys'.  I say 'Hey Guys' all the time now.
Off with his case.
 He always lets me carry his case.
We had a lovely Christmas.  Gujy brought be some Beasty Trucks which I chased around the room for a few hours.

Beasty Trucks with chunky tyres
I took Uncle Joe to lots of churches.  
Out and About

 They have this miniature thing going on with the nativity scene.  Each church seems to have a bigger one than the last one.  They have fountains and windmills and gardens and this one even had fishes in it.

 But I'm not interested in any of this.  I just want to look for Cheeses.  I'm not that bothered about baby Cheeses either.  I want grown up Cheeses.  On the cross.  With blood on him.
Jumping for Joy
 Mama bought me a Buddha. I dropped him and his hand came off so she put some red crayon on it and told me it is blood.  I still prefer Cheeses. 
A sneaky hug
 Gujy has gone now and I miss him but I don't have time to be too sad because I have my lovely cousins coming tomorrow and my favourite friend Kaviya then my Uncle Lollo and my Nanny and Ganggang Flipflip and then my Granddad Geoffers.
I have to go now as Mama wants to go to bed as it's nearly nine O'clock on New Years Eve.  Feliz Ano everyone and hold tight to your kite.

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Cabo deTrafalgar, Tarifa and Casares

Mama wanted to stop at Cabo de Trafalgar because it was on the shipping forecast.  My goodness me what a wind. There were thousands of kite surfers. 
A shipwreck
 And not much else apart from lots of dog caca and a shipwreck.
It was all a bit wild.  So we went to Tarifa.  It was wilder there.

More kites
They do like this kite surfing business.  I told Mama that when I get older I am going to grow so tall that I am going to be a Kite Lifter.
She said we could see Africa.  I got very excited as I thought we might be able to see tigers but we couldn't.  Only kite surfers.
 We free camped on the beach and cycled into the old town.  We nearly blew away.  But the next place made up for it.  Casares.  We liked it there.
Oi what are you peeping at?
 Mama spent a very lot of time looking for big birds.  She finally got a photo of one.
Griffon Vulture
 We drove along this long bumpy windy road up a mountain and parked near the top next to the tourist information so Mama could steal their wifi.
View from our mountain
It was very beautiful.  We could see the sea.
The sea
I climbed a whole mountain by myself and we nearly got eaten by some big dogs but Daddy saved our lives with Mama's umbrella.
Mama's photo of the birds
 We had the most delicious meal in a restaurant there.
 Baby goat roasted with garlic.
 I liked it a lot.  But we had a terrible night's sleep because the wind blew the van so hard Mama thought it was going to blow Nona over.
Looking for something
We didn't but it didn't stop her worrying. Mama wanted to live here forever but I'd run out of underpants and the promise of a nice big appartment with bath and uncles aunties nanas granddads friends and cousins was waiting so we clambered back down the mountain and onto Fuengirola.
I now have clean pants.

Monday, 7 December 2015

Leaving El Rocio. Super Sanlucar de Barrameda. Finding Jesus.

So.  We had a sandy old week in El Rocio.  Whenever I got bored I just bent down and dug in the road.
There was a beautiful lake which they said was marshland with lots of birds on and when they took off they filled the sky with an amazing whirring.
I took my bike everywhere.  It was quite difficult going.  But at the weekend the horses all came out.
I had lots of goes.  On different horses.
El Rocio is where I first met the Cheeses Fellow.  I noticed him because he is in every church we went in and he has blood on him.
I asked Mama to tell me the story and then when I got back to the van I started to draw pictures of him. 
Mama says he's called Jesus.  We also met some really nice people who were our neighbours Uncle Geoff and Aunty Carole.  They spoke like my Granddad Geoffers and they had a dog callled Milly.  I thought they wer hilarious. Every morning I would get up and talk to them.  Uncle Geoff was trying to grow a chocolate biscuit tree.  I told him they didn't grow on trees.
I was sad to leave them but Mama said we had to go so we went to Sanlucar de Barrameda and parked in a car park.  It was a bit warmer at night there.
We were right by the riverand the beach and the town.  We could hear the boats chugging out to sea in the early morning.
And I went looking for the Cheeses fellow.
There were castles
and palaces
and churches.  The Cheeses fellow was all over the place.

There were lots of sunsets.
Mama and daddy discovered some really good tapas bars.
Mama took to drinking sherry and eating meaty treats.
We also found a shop which sold nothing but goes on small racing cars.  Mama said it was called ScaleElectric.  Daddy said what! Mama said ScaleElectric.  Daddy said Scalextric.  She went on a bit about it until she googled it.
So I  went looking for the Cheese Fellow.
Oh.  And I chased some pigeons.