In Plenary on October 25, 2010 at 11:43 pm
…doesn’t arrive on the two pallets that are left, after a bit of pushing and shoving, outside our front door on one of the narrow laneways of Tarifa‘s casco antiguo. We drive two hours to get it from the cargo terminal at Malaga airport. The terminal isn’t what we expect – it isn’t well signposted for a start and when we get there it looks like a warehouse. No “customer” area or seating. No indication of where to go.
We ask some questions and eventually find ourselves in front of a clerk with fluent English – an exact reproduction in fact of the blue collar home counties accent. He helpfully informs us that he has nothing matching our dispatch number. More
In Practice, Production on October 21, 2010 at 8:24 am
Box No.1: Lady shoes.
Box No.2: There is a place in life for experiment and a place for conservatism, and when it comes to crockery I let conservatism guide me. Squareness, ovalness, multicolouredness – these are all plate-diminishing qualities. The perfect plate is three things; large, round and white. This isn’t a trivial matter – a plate is the frame for one’s food. If I had my way there wouldn’t be a plate at Casa Alotofwind that wasn’t large, round and white. And so it is that I find myself unpacking our dark blue plates. The ones with the gold trim. Well, at least they’re round.
Box No.3: Lady shoes. More
In Practice, Production on October 2, 2010 at 4:42 pm
Regular readers (Hi K) aren’t going to believe this but on taking a stroll through the old town this past Saturday night I find myself confronted with what appears to be some kind of (have you guessed yet?) procession. A procession! I mean, come on! There is such a thing as overdoing things, you know.
I have a laptop with me and a photo to post so I just bypass the whole thing and make for my usual wifi enabled bar. At this stage I’m like, whatever, about these things.
I set myself up and when the waiter comes over with my beer (you should see this guy’s hair – he’s like Sly And The Family Stone in Spanish) I ask him what this one is in aid of. More