For those of you who are missing the odd guest post from Joy Lennick, here is a treat for you as she is writing Letters from Spain and very entertaining they are too.. This is the second and covers some of their experiences when Joy and Eric first moved into their development 20 years ago with burglars on the doorstep and through every open window, to some of the characters that have graced their lives. Highly recommended and please head over to enjoy.. thanks Joy.. a lovely end to Sunday.
“In each human heart is a tiger, a pig, an ass, and a nightingale. Diversity of character is due to their unequal activity!”
Now, where was I… Not ‘the bravest girl on the block,’ I nevertheless had a handy store of optimism and surprised myself by my determination to beat the pesky, would-be burglars I was aware of lurking like wary wolves. No exaggeration! OK there was no snowstorm, north wind blowing or eerie howling, but we (the seven or so couples residing on the site) knew that cigarettes glowing in the darkness of half-built houses, meant itinerants camping out and keeping watch. We quickly formed a “Neighbourhood Watch” after the window frame and intricate metal grille of the house behind us was removed and electrical goods stolen, and I disturbed a guy using a pole as a battering ram to break in the font door, three houses…
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