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Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Tuesday Check In

It's midway through Nove,ber now and the weather is only just starting to turn "Winterish" here. The sun is still beautiful and hot in the day but early morning and in the evenings there is a bit of a nip in the air. Perfect excuse to don the coolest hat you can find. Here's Logan being eaten by a monster of some kind, or possibly a shark


I've been teaching him to sword fight with sticks at the park, a skill that all young squires must pick up if they ever hope to be a knight. Lo named his sword "Fireflame" and decided he was the guardian of fire, so I thought it might be fun for him to paint his sword. Every now and then the most evil villain in the world (our Spanish neighbour Juan) jumps out to challenge Lo to a swordfight with his walking stick or broom. The world needs more villains like Juan. 


We attempted a recipe for chunky chocolate and vanilla bread. I thought it was supposed to be chocolate chip but turned out more like a loaf of chocolate cake. Not what we were expecting but delicious nonetheless.



There is still a splash of colour in the pots outside in our garden, We didn't plant these beauties they were here when we arrived. They look like marigolds to me but if anyone knows better please feel free to advise. 


I've been on a bit of a stationary splurge for Thor's Threads recently, thousands of stickers, flyers, business cards etc. Here are some of the stickers waiting to go out on peoples orders




If you're still going strong on the Yoga Challenge we're at the halfway point, here's day 15:


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  1. You're right, they're French marigolds aka tagetes. They're great for companion planting as their strong smell repels various insects hellbent on eating your tomatoes and other greenhouse crops - always good to have these flowers planted in among them. A very different plant to the calendula marigold, which, while having companion properties, does not repel the insects you don't want. Tagetes is an annual, and easy to raise from seed, no organic garden should be without them. HTH

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    1. Thanks BW that's perfect, really helpful, I was wondering which of the three types of marigold it was :)

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  2. I love the Fireflame sword, a bit of stick and there imaginations run riot just as it should :-)

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    1. Our Spanish next door neighbour bought Login a plastic sword today whilst out at the shops, I'm not sure if he thought we were using a stick as a sword because we couldn't afford a toy one bless him, It was only something to keep him occupied for a while and let him be creative

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  3. Your pictures are really good. Given your heritage, I'm not surprised a young Briton would be learning sword play. Have to hold off those Angles, Saxons, and Jutes!

    I spent a good bit of time in Spain from the mid seventies to the mid eighties, on and off. Mostly at Rota, but sometimes in Barcelona and I went to Tarragona when I could. I really liked the country, and the people were great. You've picked a place to live.

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    1. Just waiting for his bone structure to develop a bit so I can teach him to practice with the old English Longbow

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  4. At first I thought it was his wand. Maybe he should have a wand as backup!

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    1. Did you know on a smartphone if you use the Google voice search and say "Lumos Maxima" it will turn on the light? If you say "Nox" it will turn it off again. Nice bit of Harry Potter knowledge for ya!

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