Thursday, 14 August 2008

Holiday interlude 6 ~Madrid

Hi
Just a quick post from a beautiful Madrid. (& just checking my drawers!!)

I so love it here, the culture, the life style (sleeping in the afternoon is so civilised) the architecture.

I have become a photographing lunatic since I arrived. Unfortunately can't down load any until I get home...... so I have just nicked some of the interweave.

My friend who I am staying with has unfortunately had to work this week... when I say work she is on summer hours so finishes at noon (ish)..... so I have been left to my own devices. A Brit abroad who for some unknown reason can only think of words in French and any Spanish I once knew seems to have been left in Manchester.
Anyway I can point and smile sweetly so, so far so good (apart from being ejected from a cafe in the Caixaforum.... I had the audacity to eat my sandwich, which I had bought in there, in the dining area.... doh!!!! oh silly me !! lol).


It is great to mooch around on your own & I certain must have that 'don't even bother trying to sell me anything, ask me for money etc'..... as I have had no hassle at all.
Sat drinking coffee and people watching at Plaza Mayor this morning after shopping in 'Sol'... bliss


Tonight is La Latina festival of La Paloma so I must go and get showered and off for tapas before hand.......... I am staying just down the road from Puerta de Toledo which just a trot away (or should I say staggering distance) from La Latina




17 comments:

Daddy Papersurfer said...

You can smile sweetly? ..... really ....... I find that very difficult to believe.

[I'm very pleased you are having a lovely time and unwinding ...... which reminds me .... the knitting patterns! ...... got to do something before you get back - *hugs*]

tNb said...

Ooooh, sounds like a loverly and very well-deserved break! Enjoy the festival and stagger safely :-)

anniegirl1138 said...

Summer hours sounds very civilized as well.

Olga, the Traveling Bra said...

Sounds ahhhhhhh-some! :)

sid said...

I was in Italy recently. I found it weird that people slept at noon. Especially when it was a grocery store ...

sid said...

I was in Italy recently. I found it weird that people slept at noon. Especially when it was a grocery store ...

scratchbags said...

Oh Wow!! I don't even have to say that you have a great time. It sounds wonderful.:)

nursemyra said...

ah spanish memories.....

The Rev. said...

The first and last shots are simply stunning! Hope you're having a great time! (How could you not??)



In other news....

70steen said...

DP ~ of course I can smile sweetly.. it does scare a few folk though lol

*hugz*

70steen said...

tNb~ it was fabby the festival and I staggered sfely back bare foot (big shoes , hills and alcohol don't mix hee hee)

70steen said...

Annie G ~ I am thinking about adopting summer hours all year round :-)

70steen said...

Olga ~ it was so braaaaaaasome :-)

70steen said...

sid ~ welcome and rofl :-)

70steen said...

SB ~ love Spain just about to download my photos and videos ....

70steen said...

NM ~ so wish we had been in Spain at the same time :-)

70steen said...

Rev ~ those are not my photos .....mine are to come soon .... need to come and get up to speed over at your place