A year in the life of a Marbelli (Week 20)

Wow! Week 20 already and this year is running fast – unlike me in the last few days.

It’s been quite a hectic week – Monday, I decided to empty one of the containers I have at the bottom of the garden. For years now I’ve been putting everything that was unwanted or unneeded into “the container”. Now this may sound quite organised or even rather a luxury but in fact it’s just a collection of everything surplus to requirements in my life, collected together in one disorganised steel shell. Amongst many items, I discovered my old “vinyl” collection! Over 1000 LP’s and singles from the 70’s and 80’s to sort out – what a laugh! My voice could be heard for miles, singing along to Like a Virgin (I wish) and dancing around like I was that West End Girl!

And now here I am three days later, sitting on an airplane flying to the UK for a ten-day break in Wales with Savannah.

Having decided it was easier to spend the week in the UK as she is in the middle of her exams, we opted for a nice quiet scenic cottage in Aberdovey. Now I don’t know what it is about the welsh accent but when I tell people I’m going to Wales for the week, I automatically turn into Ruth from Gavin & Stacey. Whether it’s my ancestry coming out or a yearning to sing in tune, I’m not sure, but either way don’t be surprised if there are a few “lovelies” and “yaki da boyo” in the next blog!

They say Wales is in the wilds but no wilder than my house the day before I left. These two cheeky wild ducks obviously decided it was nicer swimming in my pool than in any public convenience-

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Then I discovered this ‘little’ creature relaxing on my terrace, sorry about the photo but I was too frightened to take it from the other side in case I was mauled! The Bufo Bufo (or commonly known as a toad) is enormous, highly poisonous and apparently likes hanging out at my house.

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I had thought of testing my luck and giving the green visitor a kiss to see if I landed myself a new prince but then I realised that this chap might just be related to the last product of my venturing into fairy tales and left him be…. although now I think about it, I can’t remember seeing my husband when I left (perhaps the spell has worn off and he’s gone back down the lily pond)!

Anyway, bye for now and see you next week xx

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