And so, prompted by posts, I have to explain the weather here in Spain at the moment. Apparently, the rain falling mainly on the plain is bullshit. Every so often, it rains like it does in Bruxelles - i.e a lot. This really freaks people out here. Although the Spanish have seen umbrellas, they still haven't figured out how to use them. It's a good job that I still have my "cloud of darkness" to make people cross the street rather than bump into me, otherwise the chuffers would be poking me left, right and centre trying to "get it up"......
Generally, it is hot, sunny and lovely. In fact, in nearly 12 months of being here, I can only remember it raining 6 days (except it rains at night sometimes, which doesn't count as you can't see it).
I have a friend called "Elf" - he's not a real elf but he is a bit small and dinky - which counts I suppose. He works as an air steward for BA (British Airways) on the long haul flights. Anyway, his mother is Austrian and although she has a good command of English, she does say certain things that, on first hearing you want to correct but after time you wonder whether she is more correct?!
For example, when it's pissing down with rain - i.e. really wet, she says "What a lot of weather we are having" - on nightmares "I made bad dreams last night"
Now I must go and see to the chores. Wodka and tomato juice for me - whats chores? ;-)