Monday, January 02, 2006

 

Xmas to New Year - Crash & Sleep

Phew well that's the festivus season over for another year, luckily i managed to avoid most of it this year through a series of deliberate and accidental manouvres. Went off to visit Ben in Andorra on the 23rd and stayed up there in El Tarter for a good five days, in the snow... see www.grandvalira.com, which was very nice. Had fully intended to try some skiing, even getting insurance in advance, but then kept having this recurring nightmare of snapping my wrists - going down on the ice. No actual snowfall, when i was there, just hard & slippery ice... so i thought it would be much safer just to potter about taking photos & laying about in the central heating watching DVD's. Did actually manage to rustle up a pretty good Xmas dinner of roast chicken & all the trimmings - although it suffered a bit through lack of a decent gravy - should have seen me attempting to mime 'gravy' to a bemused Andorran woman in the local market. So engaged in maximum lethargy mode & watched back to back episodes of "Lost"... awesome.

Came back down on the 28th with a stinking cold, to a virtually deserted Barcelona, well deserted by everybody i know, and promptly made the ridiculously stupid mistake of eating after midnight. That would be submitting to the temptation of the late night, doner kebab & chips - what an idiot. Subsequently knocked sideways with a sledgehammer blow of food poisoning, which lasted pretty much into New Years Day. Will I never learn - that grungy looking spit of chicken, that that grimy looking dude is taking slices from, has probably been hanging up there for at least a couple of days... and no he does not give a shit if you live or die - just as long as he gets his €3.50.

Consequently NYE was a write off for me... in bed by 11.15pm, slept 13 solid hours - whilst the world was celebrating, i was well not really giving a damn about anything really - except if there could possibly be anything else in my belly, that i could deposit down the toilet bowl... lovely! Still thats left me with two New Years resolutions - "Eat Better Food" & "Declare War on Kebab Shops"... well along with the twenty four others, most of which I have already forgotten.

2006 - Hell Yeah! bring it on... I'm lacing my gloves up right now, hope you gotta good cut man in your corner!

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