A series of anecdotes with or without any connection to the running of a restaurant.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Un gato español...

I don't think that Spanish village councils ever planned for motorised access.
I once drove down streets such as this one where most corners had been rounded off by passing cars.

Luckily we came to Mojacar by Mojabus. A little while after this photo was taken a baker climbed this hilly lane on a spluttering Moped loaded with French (!) sticks.
He had an old fashioned helmet and goggles. And he wore white overalls. He rode his Moped as straight as a noble knight on his steer!

I was told that Mojacar was abandoned during the Spanish Civil War but then brought back to life in the 60's by British hippy artists.

It is truly a beautiful place with breathtaking views of the Mediterranean and surrounding plains.

We were walking about looking for somewhere to eat and this guy sticks his head out of a tiny restaurant and says: "This is the best restaurant in the village!" IN ENGLISH!
We had to give him a chance.

Later, after an average meal, he turned out to be an ex City accountant who'd had enough of the rat race! Great life, we all thought but he still looked stressed out his wits especially when a family of eight stepped into his eatery begging to taste his Anglo-Spanish delights.

What do you think this Spanish cat is looking at? Posted by Picasa


Blogger marrow-from-harrow said...

I can't see your spanish cat, I am afraid. This upsets me.

16/3/06 12:46 AM  
Blogger cream said...

I think you are looking too hard!

16/3/06 2:16 PM  
Blogger Hayden said...

spirit door to another dimension?

16/3/06 3:21 PM  
Blogger Janet said...

I am enjoying the photos (and stories) from your trip! I hope you have lots more....

16/3/06 3:39 PM  
Blogger Ale said...

i love this pic..

cat is probably looking at a little frog or a fly on the wall... silly cat! ;)

16/3/06 7:51 PM  
Blogger cream said...

Hayden, you never know! Cats are so perceptive!

Thanks, Janet! More coming up soon!

Ale, not so silly, our feline Romeo!

17/3/06 2:13 AM  
Blogger Viking054 said...

I could spend months exploring little alleyways like these!

17/3/06 3:35 PM  
Blogger cream said...

Viking, you could spend months trying to find the way out of villages like this one!

17/3/06 5:36 PM  
Blogger Cherrypie said...

Spanish cat: Was it me? or did that patio tub just start to fly?

17/3/06 10:31 PM  
Blogger Guyana-Gyal said...

Feline Romeo, eh? He's looking at a girl cat we can't see?

I love the photos, the narrow street, the colours, the walls. Everything looks so clean too.

17/3/06 11:37 PM  
Blogger Guyana-Gyal said...

Oh, I thought it was the same cat...now I see Boy Cat and Girl Cat. Amor, amor.

17/3/06 11:42 PM  
Blogger Viking054 said...

"Viking, you could spend months trying to find the way out of villages like this one!"

You must have replied before reading my latest post ;)

18/3/06 1:37 AM  

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