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Market Day


Got up sharpish this morning – for the market and post office. As is often the case the first stop was the bins – we package up our stuff into recycle and non-recycle bags and drop them off on the way into town at the various large bins by the roadside. A little odd for anyone used to having their own green, brown, black bins etc. at home but it’s no big deal. 

At the bins on the main road this morning the funniest thing.. the cat on the left was sitting dead still facing the wall all the time we were there as if he was praying… then as we left he calmly turned Galera early morningaround, walked across the main road and headed off down presumably home. The term “cat mosque” immediately sprung to mind.

After a failed trip to the post office (the post lady is on holiday this time of year so it’s always best to check in at the post office) we headed off to the Huescar market for coffee+churos (and as it turns out – Zumo Naranja – or orange juice – in this case freshly made), to see what’s new and to meet friends – the market is always a great place to meet informally. I bought a new white hat and Maureen bought a new dust pan!

After checking out the market we ended up back at the cafe – I’ve now realised that to use Huescar free WIFI you have to sign up with all sorts of information – the form was in Spanish so I gave up – next time I’m bringing the dictionary.  A chat with one of our pals gave me the idea to check with our service provider for a new router to replace the one that’s being less than reliable… good idea – I’m waiting to hear back from them.

Churo production in Huescar at the cafeBy lunchtime we were back at the cave armed with new broom and shovel!  This afternoon I’ve some FSB work to do, emails are all caught up and a little wiring to attend to – nothing onerous before heading off to the town this evening for the “G8” – or put another way, lots of British and a few Americans getting together at various bars to chat. A very pleasant way to while away the time.

Got some work to do on the remote control system, I managed to get the first lights running on remote control (smartphone) last night – I’m building up another board right now but I have a few missing bits which a pal is bringing over for me shortly. It’s coming along just nicely.

And now… WOODLICE in the beams – remember that Star Trek movie where the thing came out of the guy’s ear.. well, they’re dropping out of the beams at about the same time as I’m being gassed by the stuff Maureen is painting on the beams – that’s it – I’m out of here.

bull ring

strange trees

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