Step’in stones! 

It would really be rude of me not to produce something from our holidays whilst we are here in Mallorca, however I have been busy observing, making plenty of notes, conversed with many of the locals and come up with an idea.

The format has not been given actual life as of yet, but as creator to this sybaritic lifestyle extravaganza I have decided as soon as it is ready to be published you will one of the first, like a guest at a glitzy book launch, to be invited.     ….. I say no more!

August …. ‘Over & Out’ !

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So strange for me at this moment in time, my body clock is really out of sync.

Picture this, its dark outside, …… how do I know this you ask? … Because its early doors, 05:45, only the silence of the early dawn, there is no wind so far, only the whisper of a breeze, I sit comfortably in the leather window chair which softly creaks,  I am able to make out through my unaided eyes the port marker light on the end of the Breakwater and a few residential lights splattered along the coastline. Someone is snoring heavily, laid comfortably in her basket is Hannah, the phantom plum stone boffer, a nice little present from the midnight ritual of raiding the waste bin, she sneaks a peek at me and twitches the end of her tail, a sign she has recognised that I am not the enemy. I gently doze, I am tired, a bit like today, the last day of a wonderful August.

Sadly these days I prefer to keep in the shade during midday and afternoon, rather like a vampire, who might be out on day release. Just the mere thought of looking up towards that perfect sphere of plasma that keeps us so firmly on the ground makes me want to dig deep into my pocket to check that my sick pills are still there. Too much heat and the culmination of my new anticoagulant tends to make my blood putter away like a pan of borscht on a hot plate.

The sunshine is such a wonderful phenomenon, and I absolutely adore it. To be honest I havent done this for quite a few years I can tell,  but I would often have the need to become at one with nature and disrobe, the drawback was having to walk across a shingled beach for a mile or so to get to where everyone seemed to know you,  but dared not ask your name.

To feel the intensity of the heat totally enveloping you like an invisible cloaking device was quite sensual and bought a certain euphoria to ones inner self. In another dimension I probably would have been quite happy dancing naked round a worshipping block or laying out on the ground spread-eagled waiting for that something surreal to occur. Even in my dreams I cannot see that happening, especially as there are far more bodies more beautiful than ever nowadays to even consider sacrificing mine, believe me, that ship sailed a long time ago.

Somehow, I think I may have said far too much, again. But hey, what the hell, at least you are reading this and that’s all that matters, hopefully so are many others too.

Only a few more days to go and my mate and I will be shading under a cabana in Mallorca, a mere 36C will be infiltrating through the wind bellowed cloth above onto my delicate porcelain wrinkled old carcass, well, of what ever remains that are not covered. That will be just from the knees down, and naked from the elbows. I may be wearing a hat, that subject is a bone of contention, as I may have the perfect face for radio, a head for a hat I have not.

I have noticed that the afternoon siesta will become a need of desire again.

“uf , estoy caliente” !

Phew, I am hot! <wink>

El Tercer Dia …. ‘imagines’

13913742_1411198365562160_8586392182491217869_oLess than a month to go and I shall be in Mallorca with Super-Dude celebrating my birthday in style.

You may have noticed that I have been incorporating a few words ‘Español’ in recent titles, todays title translates to “On the third day”*

Imagines …. So, the heat is absolutely stifling, 29C, however, just being able to sit under the awning with a gentle breeze compensates. The Serra de Tramuntana mountain range stand high and way back in the far distance behind the town, its cold wind collects the heat off the land en-route before it eventually spreads its veil of warmth over the resort including myself and everyone else praying homage to the golden sun high above ….

With with an old Polaroid camera, a sketch pad, some colouring pens and a notebook, I sit quietly taking in all the surroundings, ideas for a best seller or a TV series is hard work. However, I might add, I am not too far away from sight or earshot of the busy camarero and of course my dear companion who will accompany me shortly with a swim in the pool, followed by a Xocolata frió i Tia Maria.

 

Adios mi amigos.