Sunday, June 29, 2008

Germany 0 Spain 1

In Pim Pam Tapas Bar. Brilliant result. Alex standing, Brian sitting. Matt sitting. Pedro, Adrienne and Sandie.
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Day excursion on 'Jumbo'

Believe it or not, this is the boat Matt and Alex are on, an excursion to a secluded beach and a paella too. Sorry boat is not very clear. My hand must have been shaking...
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Tired Matt and evening at Jaime's

Plate of grilled fish and shellfish. Alex fillet steak. And guess what? Alex just had to play the machines he played last time he was here aged about 12!!!!!!
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Matt doing a 'Pop' under here!!!
Cala Morell on a boiling hot day. Having fun, lovely bay. Not many people. Brilliant they said!
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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Beach pictures coming soon

We have hired a car from about fifteen minutes time to take us up to Wed.

Therefore you might see some pics of the boys at various beaches etc, don't get too excited as if it is boiling hot I won't be there OR if there is a good match at Wimbledon I won't be there.

Right now, Sat 11.45am Alex is at the market and Matt is brushing up on his Spanish on the patio while Myrn washes our sandy floors.

Keep looking, you never know what might come up next.

More food for these hungry boys

Alex has given Matt one of his squid to put in a roll. Kind lad.
Horse passing us by at the port...
Last night's dinner. Meatballs from Pim Pam Tapa and chicken and roast spuds made by me. It is very hot up here on the back patio. 9pm too.
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the morning or lunchtime after the night before

Alex asleep after a hard night clubbing...

24th dinner at the port, after the jousting... Nice one Alex!
Fiesta buddies with their fiesta scarves...
Whoops forgot to turn it, Alex eating his favourite dish, the third tonight...
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Sunday, June 22, 2008

Adrienne and Pedro with friends at Breakfast

Adrienne and Pedro out on the garden at the Town Hall having Breakfast with friends. Such a lovely day and too much food.
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The day of the lamb

This is the Sunday before the Fiesta of San Joan de Ciutadella. A year old lamb is kept awake all night in someone's house and the whole town make their way there to see it and drink a pomada.

Of course Brian and I have done it loads of times and we stayed at home and invited friends round for tapas.

In the meanwhile Matt and Alex, after the match!! went into town to see the sheep.

This morning at eight, only Alex was in. I woke him and asked where Matt was and he muttered, 'in town still, I was tired'. Later when Alex got up and Matt was in bed, Alex told me they had met a gang of folk from Barcelona and did the clubs with them. How Alex found his way home I dread to think. He looks for the 'red house' along the Port and then turns left. And most important of all, he managed to undo the front door. Good lad.

1pm and Alex has just had a back rub of suncream and off to the beach while the night-owl sleeps it off.
Hard work tonight. T-bone steak at Hotel Madrid and then Spain in Footie. After that the nut throwing in town and another clubbing night till the early hours no doubt.

Back to earlier - Brian and I got ready and just before we left Matt came rushing in to grab a camera. I asked him how he was getting on and all he said was 'Manic' and left again.

Adrienne invited us to breakfast in the Town Hall's garden overlooking the Port.

Firstly though, at nine in the morning the first sounds of flute and drum are played by the herald and afterwards, in stict order the Committee summons everyone to the Town Hall. The picture of the sheep, if you look carefully you will see the carrier. He now walks round the city all day visiting the houses of the Caixers (horseman etc)

We had a lovely breakfast of pastries and cakes, gin and wine. The lady in the white dress is the Head of the Balearic Government, the speaker I believe. I have seen her many times on televison on the 'Noticias' The News. She posed esp for us.
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Alex having a siesta

First day, Thursday and Alex is getting over his twelve hour flight. Ostersund, Stockholm, Madrid, Menorca. No way Jose! What a journey. I could not do that.
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Evening sun on our patio

After a long sunbathe and swim they were ready to have a beer and get ready for the evening match in Hotel Madrid.

They have found a nice place to watch footie while downing their pints.

Look at that calm sea, in the background you can see the ferry coming in to the harbour.
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Matt and Alex

First picture is of us watching a footie match and eating as well. Alex, me, Matt and Brian. And no, Alex is not wearing a skirt, it is a pair of shorts!
Lunchtime down the port having tapas. Most of you will recognise what we are eating and very nice it all was too. Couldn't manage an ice-cream after but we did have a 'pomada' (gin and lemon). After this meal and the walk home would you belive the boys went swimming for four hours at the town beach.
Standing by the boat they have chosen to use one day - in their dreams! Looking to going on an excursion end of week with a tour company to a beach... rather them than me.
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Friday, June 13, 2008

Matt in Menorca

Matt, Jo Ann's eldest, is here with us for about three weeks. First meal out by the bay near us.
Alex joins him next Wednesday. Fun for us all I bet!

Isabella and Damien

Isabella in her school uniform at Hayley's just before we leave for the airport.

Damien needs new jeans!

Freddie in car. So serious

Sitting beside me in the back of the car, wonder what he is thinking...?

Look at my baby!

A radiant Hayley with a nearly crying Freddie. Nice picture.

Tylney Hall June 9th

Just look at that tea. We deserved it after our long drive back from Somerset.
Tabitha holding onto a croquet (?) stand and she is well balanced by the look of things, only nine months and she will be walking soon I reckon.

Summer afternoon at Tylney Hall, Hampshire

Hope Louise sees this picture of her Dad eating these scones. All that jam!

A lovely afternoon with five adults and a handful of children from three weeks up to 14. Not all ours!

Lynda is next to Brian, Damien and Hayley in background.

Freddie Sean Kavanagh at three weeks

He looks like Jack, then Emily, then Brian, then Hayley. Wonder who he 'will' take after? Lovely chap.

Tabitha Stewart

A lovely picture of Tabitha, looking just like Damien did at that age. At Des and Hayleys.

Phillips place in luverley Somerset

Cricket on the grass, a hot Sunday afternoon and roasting lamb in the oven and even better a fit and healthy Daniel after a bad accident on his motor cross bike.

Jo Ann and Simon in their garden