Originally uploaded by islandmommacanarias
This was my favorite, local beach, La Tejita, at around 9.15 this morning. that isn’t mist or fog, but dust. Dust which has swept across from Africa on a wave of hot air that feels like a giant hairdryer has been turned on you whenever you step outdoors. It is stifling, even with all the shutters down and windows closed that smell, something like the smell I remember when everyone in the street had a coal fire burning when I was a kid, invades. Two minutes after you cross the threshold you are drenched in sweat, and even sitting here, in the evening cool, close to midnight, sweat trickles down my back, despite the cool clothing.
This isn’t photoshopped, btw. These colors are real. I hit the road at 8am, when it was even more ghostly, and the sun was struggling to appear through a sulphurous veil. By 9 the colors were warming up a little.
I know I am neglecting this blog. Strange when both time, mood and circumstances indicate I should be babbling away more…..I will be – soon!
It’s difficult to find the words to express how good it is to be back in El Médano. It’s sunrises instead of sunsets. It’s crepes instead of pizza. It’s Saturday markets with street performers, instead of Sunday markets with sweaty tourist crush. It almost feels like home!
The apartment itself is perfect other than that I have no view. This is probably a good thing I figure – less time spent gazing out of the window :=) Trixy walked right in a made herself at home – definitely a good sign! My desk snuggles in a corner which could have been made for it, and the existing decor and furniture blend with mine as if I had chosen them myself. So, when I have views like this around the corner, I don’t actually miss he view from the window so much!
No more 9 to 5. No more whinging clients. No more office politics. No more passing my days in the artificial light of a basement. This blog may change, evolve, be superceded. I know what I want to do, finding out how is the thing, but there is hope and ambition :=)