I love writing, otherwise, why on earth do I sweat away at a computer (and you might be surprised at how much extra heat this laptop gives out on an already claggy evening!), when I could be sipping a glass of cold, white wine whilst reading “Candide” (just one of the 6 or so books I have on the go at the moment!). I have a lot of lost time to make up for in this regard, however, there are times when it’s just……..well, I don’t know, too much, and tonight is one of those times, so here is my cryptic view of the week and some photos to go with it.
How do they know this is the exact cannon which “blew off his arm”………explanations to follow in the week.
Good experiences of the week:
“Inception” …….. still mulling it all over. Loved it. Would go see it again right now if I could!
Pinolere……..small village with a big idea which has mushroomed and mushroomed over the years, and a terrific day…..also more later.
Finca again – this is now a normal part of my week, and I get the same little twinges of delight every time I wander amongst the fields of veggies :=) Being in the north a lot of late, where it is much lusher, made me realize over again, how difficult it must be for them to grow and tend to crops in the desert terrain of the south.
Reaffirmed it was a good decision to come live in El Médano – nothing’s perfect, but atmosphere here is so great. Kudos to the town hall for organizing such great events all summer.
Learned a lot about the history of Santa Cruz, which I will endeavor to impart in as interesting manner as possible soon – I know not everyone is a history buff :=)
I get brownie points for:
Booking my eye test.
Battling with the town hall.
Starting the trials which make up the well-woman check – round one, blood tests, check…..watched it all and did not flinch once, never could have done that at one time!
Only having two ice creams all week :=)
Bad experience of the week:
Am responsible for the death of thousands……..of ants that is. Invaded. Fed up. Hate killing things (‘cept roaches and flies) but this is getting ridiculous.
Litter, litter everywhere – in the historical remains of Santa Cruz, on the beach here in El Médano and in Pinolere – sad and sorry cases of people not giving a fig for their surroundings or for other people. No pride. Feh!
Pet peeve today – WHY do they allow hunting in the Teide National Park? Isn’t in dangerous when it is a tourist mecca? And do UNESCO approve of this?
But to finish on a happier note – variety of architecture noticed this week:
The splendid Auditorio de Tenerife