Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Cooking with gas!

We celebrated our first wedding anniversary on monday 13th, Arturo bought me some lovely flowers (after a few hints), we were given free cake at our fav cafe and spent the evening watching a dvd on our newly fixed laptop and downing a bottle of cheap plonk, after which we spent about an hour cooing over photos of Emilia... Now thats what i call fast living!!

We finally have a proper cooker (thanks parents!!), Arturo is slowly coming to terms with it being powered by gas, he seems to thnk his face will blow off everytime he lights the hob, and has yet to go anywhere near the oven. I'm slowly moving him into the 21st century but it's taking time.

My brother is visiting this week yay!!!pressies!!!

Emilia also completed 5 months on our anniversary and is celebrating with her new talent of eating her feet and burping on demand. She promises next month to try and wash her own nappies (i wish!!).

Whilst the first world continues to go up the spout a bit (world service informed am I oh yes), here in the third world economy things are the continue as always.... completely buggered!!! But at least there's continuity. We live off about 5 quid a week, don't pay taxes and somehow meet the rent each month And we don't have to pay nearly three quid for a mango down tescos, we just pick them from the trees..... aaaahhh sounds like paradise, which in a way it is, although i must admit it wouldn't be if we didn't have a steady stream of treats and packages from 'the isles' (thanks motherland people)....

Hoooever, apart from the apalling human rights record, deep class divides, religious control of society, no education, health or any kind of protection unless you can pay for it......What keeps me here?

The loves of my life....................... and the weather, food, music, culture, people, chocolate, coffee, mountains, beaches.......
bye bye for now xxxxx


Anonymous said...

Hi ! Jenna, good site, keep it tidy, on the home front, as we move into our later years, I'm pleased to announce, your Mum and I had apple pie for pudding last night, made from apples from our first crop in our own orchard !!! (actually, it's just the one tree, but it's ours !) Love Dad XX

Mel Read said...

Hi Jenna

You don't know me but i work with your Dad and he is always telling us about you and forwards me news about your life on the other side of the world. We were pregnant at the same time (i have an 8 month old son James) so i was always really interested to know how you were doing and still am. I love the fact that you are loving your life and am amazed you find time to do a blog - you put me to shame. Anyway i hope you and your family are well. If you need anything babay related sending from 'the motherland' just let me know. Mel