Anyway, my dearest amigos, I admit it.....this is all just an excuse for me to bore you to death about our latest Spanish holiday.
Grandpappy J and P is one of those lucky devils that lives for part of the year in the UK and the other part in Espana, on the Costa Blanca, in the town of Altea. Altea is reasonably unspolit and the old centre has retained some of its character and charm.
The nearby town of La Villa Joyosa is also still characterful in parts. It is famous for its chocolate museum (we've never been) and its pretty coloured houses.
Benidorm is hugely high-rise (it's known as Las Vegas by the Sea). If it's a good old British fry-up you're after or shops selling pork pies or a visit to a "traditional English pub", then Benidorm is the place to go!
Still, there's no getting away from the natural beauty of the place - large, sweeping bays, good sandy beaches (and verging on the empty in October) and the backdrop of the Sierras in the interior is most impressive.
One of the highlights of the holiday for a saddo like myself was going to the Rastro in Benidorm (a flea market). Here's a pic of little Miss J and P getting it on down:
Not only did we strike lucky with a snorkel and mask set for a mere 1 euro but an episode of the TV programme "Benidorm" was being filmed. For those of you who live overseas or who have a social life and actually go out on a Friday night, "Benidorm" is a comedy series about the exploits of various characters on a package holiday in er....Benidorm!
With that piece of riveting information, I'll say "Adios Amigos" and leave you to enjoy the marvels of Baccara. If you watch all the video, you will also hear the Sex Pistols over the closing credits of Top of the Pops. Yes, you did read that correctly - Baccara followed by the Sex Pistols.......the mind doth boggle.