Saturday, June 21, 2008

It's not only Gordon

Meanwhile back in Spain - the Internet cafe had closed down and there was no wireless for the VAIO.

Spanish television was keeping us in touch with the world.

It was the same old story - rise in cost of living, fall in property values, high fuel prices, flash floods, terrorist threats, L'Oreal anti wrinkle cream and football.

Poor Thierry!

Oh yes and even 'Doctor Who' in Catalan .... every night!

We decided to drive to France on Tuesday. But it was not to be - the Monday evening news had pictures of French lorry drivers blocking the border .

Over the next few days all the local petrol stations ran dry.

How about the train?
On Thursday we caught the early bus to Figueras Station where the inscrutable bloke in the booking office said 'NO'.

Apparently the French railway workers were on strike. There was a train leaving in the opposite direction for Girona so we caught it.

A delicious lunch in the city was accompanied by the deafening sound of massed horns as the Catalan lorry drivers held their protest through the streets.

So don't blame Gordon for everything - it's the same everywhere.

Oh apart from the weather of course!



Blogger Mopsa said...

That leaves the door open to suggest a whole heap of possible bods to blame. I blame Thatcher. Ha!

9:23 pm  
Blogger garfer said...

Are you suggesting we shouldn't moan?

My God, I ate a organic artichoke yesterday and was most unimpressed.

1:17 am  
Blogger MJ said...

I enjoy it when we play "Where's Kaz?"

I see you!

2:57 am  
Blogger Dave said...

But Gordon is to blame for everything, everywhere.

9:21 am  
Blogger CyberPete said...

It looked bloody cold.

Did you at least have a good vacation?

Despite all the depressing stuff. Including football, floods and friggedy strikes.

10:41 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

Thatcher for UK and Franco for Spain.
They make a good pair.

It's those organic chemicals like DDT - they should be banned.

OOh - a new game.
I'll do another - but no red arrow next time.

Well he is at the moment - until we find the next scapegoat - I wonder who that will be. We need someone to hate.

It wasn't cold - just a bit cloudy. Fortunately most of the time was spent looking for birds in the hills.
They weren't on strike - friggedy or not!

10:51 am  
Blogger Murph said...

So it was a "Cyber Locuouto" ?

Is that Kev with the glasses looking a bit like Sean Lock?

10:57 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

Wow - you can do puns in Spanish as well!

No. Kev has many talents, but doing stand up whilst working behind a Spanish bar is not one of them.
That's his jacket on the chair. I took advantage of his absence to take a sneaky photo.

11:13 am  
Blogger CyberPete said...

Oh that's nice!

I can totally picture myself lounging on a blanket in the hills, binoculars in one hand and a colourful umbrella drink in the other.

Birdwatching has never been this glam.

1:42 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

You may have the right idea.
As long as you kept still, the birds would get used to you and come out of hiding.

11:29 pm  
Blogger I, like the view, still said...

I've done you tag, Miss KAZ

a little late, but I've done it

*beams expectantly*


11:54 am  
Blogger stitchwort said...

It's only the English who would wear a jacket on holiday. Was it part of his best suit?

11:59 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

It's brilliant!
Now I look forward to hearing about Dave and Vicus.

No - it's not really that sort of jacket. It's a crumply cotton one that I bought for him.
After deciding to wear it 'cos there was a bit of a breeze in the morning he proceeded to moan for the rest of the day as it got hotter and hotter.

2:49 pm  
Blogger tony said...

Gordon should have gone for an early Election.If he had, that Cameroon Bloke be taking all the stick now.

4:09 pm  
Blogger CyberPete said...


Cheeerssssh to the birrrrrdsch


5:37 pm  
Blogger ziggi said...

you've been shot!

7:53 pm  
Blogger ziggi said...

(I have a No 7 red shirt - I'm going to feed it to Freddie)

7:54 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Or Gordon could be taking the stick with some respect.

Tee Hee.
*hiiick* to you too.
Oh and Bottoms up as well.

It's special FX.

You should feed bloody Ronaldo to Freddie - or on second thoughts why should Freddie suffer?
Just throw the traitor in the skip.

9:41 pm  
Blogger Murph said...

Apparently you now require a sense of humour and a handgun in Madchester.

No wonder you spend so much time in Spain Kaz.

9:48 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

I used to teach in Longsight (but only for 13 years) and you certainly need a sense of humour .... and a gun.

I always believed what the kids told me - I bet he was looking for blackberries in that bush.

10:57 am  
Blogger CyberPete said...

Oh I just noticed the blonde (yellow haired) hostess from your previous post.

Does she work on the red eye?

6:01 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Ha ha - very good Pete.
Is she the one who wakes up the snorers?

10:47 pm  

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