Monday, March 10, 2008

TRAMUNTANA!

Kaz's holiday diary -
Wed Feb 27th:
Alarm set for 4am - Earthquake at 1 am. Building shaking from side to side.
Last time it was only a terrorist threat which closed the airport overnight.
Journey to Girona (buses planes and trains and buses) went smoothly.
Thurs Feb 28th:
Scorchio: Blue sky/Sun shining/Spring had sprung.
Put on new sleeveless top - looked terrible so took it off.
Birds singing in Parc naturel.
Wild ponies enjoying sunshine

View from café


Fri Feb 29th:

Weather ditto.
View from bar (Kev's bike)


Sat March 1st
Weather ditto
Colourful local market

Sun March 2nd
Weather ditto

Town full of French weekenders (très chic)

Walk up hill - Sardinian Warblers warbling


Mon March 3rd:
Weather ditto:
Calamares & Paella for lunch

Tues March 4th:
Grey clouds over parc naturel




Black clouds over hills.




Wed March 5th:
Disaster!
!!! Tramuntana !!!

Iberian version of Wuthering heights




Went out - got blown over
Came back and took to the drink


Thurs March 6th:
Tramuntana ditto.
Cancelled drive to France
Did crossword - looked at blue sky through window..

Local TV news showed 'Walking against wind' - Marcel Marceau style

Fri March 7th:
Tramontana ditto

...... but with black sky today.
Señor Heathcliff waved from the hills - then blew away.

Stared at curtains - one upside down - but which one?


Had row with 'bloke'


Sat March 8th:
Tramontana ditto

Ventured out - sat freezing in hide. Ducks fed up.


Sun March 9th:

Journey home via Liverpool to Manchester.

UK WEATHER FORECAST - Gales and storm warnings! Nice.

KAZ
P.S. Thanks for keeping the comments going in my absence - I'm coming over now to see what you've been up to.

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29 Comments:

Blogger Dave said...

So did you stay topless until the bad weather started?

9:03 am  
Blogger Murph said...

Thank God you're back Kaz - the Interweb had a large hole in it for 10 days.

I think signing yourself as "Kev's Bike" is a bit self demeaning though.

9:27 am  
Blogger Geoff said...

Welcome back to Blighty
Where the wind is not as mighty
As they said it might be

10:46 am  
Blogger garfer said...

You should have gone to Skegness instead, I hear it's much nicer at this time of year.

And you don't have to eat that foreign muck.

12:34 pm  
Blogger Old Wom Tigley said...

Scorchio.... now that set me a laughing right away Kaz... You've missed nowt only blow me over winds and cats and dogs rain.. and you are back in time to watch all the south get blown about.. how good is that. Ha!
Glad to have you you back..

1:31 pm  
Blogger Mopsa said...

That was some holiday then! Whilst I hide from the elements could you wang over some Calamares and Paella - my all time faves?

1:37 pm  
Blogger Pete said...

welcome back Kaz. Wondered why there was weather of "biblical proportions"

Lurve the Sardinian Warbler.

1:42 pm  
Blogger Donn said...

Oh the weather over here is frightful
and your trip looks so delightful
but since I've no place to go
it's been slow-don'tcha know-
welcome home.

2:17 pm  
Blogger MJ said...

No pics of your fuck puppet?

2:25 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Dave:
I'm 'topless' all the time - sorry.

Murph:
*blushes*
Even more demeaning is that he has 4 more bikes!

Geoff:
I see you've let Beryl out again.
If I'd stayed outdoors on Thursday, I wouldn't have needed Ryanair to get home.

Garfer:
Well at least they'll have Tunnock's in Skeggy.
I spent hours and hours searching for them in Spain.

Wom:
I wonder if 'scorchio' is in the dictionary yet? That was Caroline Ahearne wasn't it?

Mopsa:
Paella doesn't travel well - especially when wanged.
I think Calamares are always from the freezer. I saw someone buying a bag in Asda an hour ago.

Pete:
Those Sardinian Warblers are absolutely lovely with their red eyes. There's lots in the area.

Donn:
You?? Slow?? No place to go??
I don't believe a word of it.

mj:
Didn't you see him?
He's hiding behind that palm tree - admiring his bike.

3:19 PM

3:24 pm  
Anonymous NiC said...

Welcome home Kaz!

Wettio and Windio!

5:24 pm  
Blogger CyberPete said...

Welcome back Kazzy

Glad to have you back in one piece. Mariah Carey is so jealous. She travels with her own wind machine.

You didn't have to.

6:11 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

NiC:
Scorchio and Windio - but not a droppio of rainio.

Pete:
Pah!
That Mariah Carey - such an amateur.
She has a wind machine - Kaz has a Tramuntera!

7:02 pm  
Blogger CyberPete said...

I KNOW!

At least you do it with dignity.

Why are there no photos of colourful umbrella drinks?

When I think Spain, sun and vacation, I think colourful umbrella drinks.

7:46 pm  
Blogger CyberPete said...

I KNOW!

At least you do it with dignity.

Why are there no photos of colourful umbrella drinks?

When I think Spain, sun and vacation, I think colourful umbrella drinks.

7:46 pm  
Blogger Malc said...

Glad you had a. . . errr. . . nice time.

The weather in England has been exceptionally windy, as the BBC have told us over and over again, setting off much harumphing here in the North of Scotland. "Call that wind? I'll tell you this bhoy." etc. . .

7:46 pm  
Blogger CyberPete said...

Ooops I did it again.

Sorry, but I really like those umbrella drinks

7:47 pm  
Blogger Betty said...

"View from cafe" ... did you have to risk getting bogged down in quicksand for ten miles just to get there? It's not worth it just for a mug of black coffee y'know. Not exactly a convenient roadside eaterie, is it?

7:52 pm  
Blogger ziggi said...

the one on the right (as you look at it) is upside down.

8:16 pm  
Blogger tony said...

Never Mind Chuck..........When we went to Barca last year it was poor weather.........Spanish Rain is Warmer!
It hasnt been that bad UP-here (only The South got it).
Nice To See You In Blogland (where it never rains!)

8:39 pm  
Blogger stitchwort said...

Today's foreign language lesson - parc naturel = wasteland.

Hope you're refreshed and ready to face the English Spring weather.

9:24 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

Pete:
Next time I promise colourful umbrella drinks.
Next time I promise colourful umbrella drinks.

Malc:
It was a holiday of two halves!
I shall have to practise 'Harumphing'- North of England style.

Pete:
Well - I didn't think you were a '10 pints a night' man.

Betty:
Well there is a rear entrance from the road. Otherwise you need the yacht or the parakart.

Ziggi:
I predicted that you'd sort me out on that one.... now about those loose covers.

Tony:
Thanks for the sympathy luv.
Thing is - it didn't rain but the wind was vicious and coming from the North where the snow was still on the Pyrenees.

Stitch:
Ah but it’s protected wasteland so no hotels and lots of ducks, waders and warblers.
My central heating's on max.

10:52 am  
Blogger Old Wom Tigley said...

Quote: " wonder if 'scorchio' is in the dictionary yet? That was Caroline Ahearne wasn't it?"

It should be in the dictionary.. ha!. As for Caroline Ahearne.. I thought she sould have stayed as 'Mrs Merton'..

12:54 pm  
Blogger ziggi said...

loose covers? god forgive, stay somewhere else next time there's no excuse for that kind of bad taste no matter how cheap.

Those horses are lovely aren't they? I meant to say so before but the curtains fair put it out of my mind!

4:40 pm  
Anonymous Rimshot said...

YAY! Yer back! (and yay, yer front too!)

Did you visit the local Ikea?

I am expecting a full report of the alleged row with your bloke. Details, luv, details!

5:03 pm  
Blogger CyberPete said...

You'd better remember those colourful umbrella drinks.

I noticed that the photo with the donkeys does look a little depressing. The weather doesn't look too good.

6:49 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Wom:
I loved Mrs. Merton - she was so outspoken I used to blush.

Ziggi:
Well - they weren't that loose - but I'll try harder in future.
I've got lots more pony pictures.

Rimshot:
Ikea probably collapsed in the wind - self assembly y'know.

Row - key word - guitar.

Pete:
Who could forget 'Colourful umbrella drinks' ?
Donkeys???
In Blackpool we have donkeys.
In Spain we have ponies and horses - who would be really depressed if they lived in Blackpool.

8:25 pm  
Blogger I, still, ♥ the views said...

I was going to say "it's the one on the right", but the witchy one said it first. . .

weather, eh. . . pah!

at least you had some sun and no doubt you'll be returning (and sleeveless tops should be banned. . .)

9:52 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

Yes - the sun was wonderful.
Thank goodness God gave us cardigans.

12:58 pm  

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