Saturday 14 February 2015
Absolutely persisted it down all day - 8 degrees
Informed OH that we would win 13000000 euros in the Friday 13th Lotto draw. Looked at my numbers this morning. If I had chosen my normal numbers, which I hadn't and instead had gone for a lucky dip (ha ha not), I would have won 13 euros. Oh fate, what a sense of humour you have!!!
Went for a drive out to a big city a couple of hours away. Spray on the motorway was dreadful, lots of road works and OH was squeezing past waving lorries and perilously near to the barriers. Aquaplaned twice. Arrived a nervous wreck.
Had a coffee and nibble and discovered a material shop. Managed to get in before they closed. The owners were dressed as goblins. I didn't like to ask why. Didn't find anything I liked but noted the name and address for next time. Noticed some people in furry onesies strolling past the large front window. Curious...
Wandered round the shops and it started raining in earnest so we went into another bar and were served by Snow White's evil stepmother who was shouting orders at a team of hot looking elves. Small girls dressed as Snow White and Cinderella in princess mode ran around, shod in perfect small red tap shoes. A group of 70's hippies came in and a transvestite in a bright pink wig. We were starting to feel seriously drab and under dressed. I decided it would be a good idea if in future I dressed as a 70's chick. Clothing was so much more vibrant back then. Must go to charity store and find something jolly to revamp, à la Sewing Bee.
Apparently it was just a Carnival and anyone could dress up how they felt inclined. Very amusing group of cackling nuns in the main square. In a side street, discovered a group of Spanish 'Russians' dancing to Abba. Only in Spain....
Walked along the lake front and the waves and spray were huge. People were battling with their windsurfing boards which were being tossed around like flotsam.
Back home and felt duly refreshed. Took dog for quick walk and I could see my breath. OH made cod cheeks in butter, pimientos with sea salt, skate wings and we followed up with cheese and biscuits.
So tired, managed to sleep through both the rugby and football and at 10.30 OH woke me up and insisted I went to bed, where I slept surprisingly well.