Friday, August 11, 2006

Here Is The News

Apart from the major stuff involving Israel/Palestine/Lebanon and the meltdown of the British aviation industry, I have a couple of things to report.

1) We finished our Spanish course today, got a fancy certificate and theoretically know a fair bit of Spanish (hasnĀ“t sunk in yet though).

2) Some arsewipe has nicked my fancy new camera. I am not a happy bunny.

Apart from that, I might have time in the next couple of days to post some stuff. We are supposed to fly to Mancunia on Monday - if the airlines manage to get all their ducks in a row.


Blogger Grumpy Goat said...

Good luck with the airport security.

Did you buy the camera with a credit card? If so, there may be six months of insurance thrown in.

7:46 am  
Blogger nzm said...

Oh bugger - that's not good re the camera.

11:24 am  
Blogger Keefieboy said...

Grumpy: nope, purchased with good old cash money I'm afraid.

1:30 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn! How did your camera get nicked? Im going to Spain in 2 weeks....heard that pickpockets and thieves are pro out there

2:19 pm  
Blogger secretdubai said...

2) Some arsewipe has nicked my fancy new camera.

Y viva Espana! That's part of the essential Spanish holiday experience, surely?

My parents still come to a near-divorce situation every time we remind them of the holiday 25 years ago when my father insisted on leaving the car window open "just a chink to let the heat out" and we came back from the beach to find my mother's handbag with all the passports, money and tickets stolen.

I remember nothing else about that holiday, but I remember that. So you see, it's all about memories. One day you'll thank that thief.

5:53 pm  
Blogger Grumpy Goat said...

Ah, memories of 1987. I met my mates on the Costa Del Sol. They'd all flown to Malaga on DanDare and I went by motorbike. I managed to drop the bike in France about 50 miles south of Le Havre and had to kick it straight.

After arriving, we all rented a car and drove to Gibraltar for a couple of days. On the way back to Fuengirola, some tealeaf nicked all our luggage out of the locked car in Puerto Banus. The local Plod wasn't even slightly interested in the fact that we discovered a whole pile of violated luggage round the back of some seedy Spanish cinema.

We all had the dubious delights of a day in Malaga obtaining emergency passports from the British consulate. I then had to ride the length of Spain and France without a driving licence, vehicle ownership or insurance documents, Spanish bail bond or ferry ticket.

To add insult to injury, Townsend Thoresen Ferries wouldn't let me on board unless I bought a new ferry ticket, despite their computer showing my return booking. They feared that the thief would travel the length of Europe, put a fake registration plate on his motorbike and produce fake ID, all in order to use half a return cross-Channel ticket.

And then once I got home the travel insurance company refused to believe my claim for replacement of a camera body and two lenses. Apparently a camera includes a lens.

11:07 am  
Blogger halfmanhalfbeer said...

KeefieBoy, been following your travels, sounds wonderful!

Really sorry to hear about the camera though, what a effing bastard.

We'll have that beer when you get back!


11:21 am  
Blogger Jin said...

Know how you feel about the camera.........we had the same thing happen in Thailand. Bummer.

5:52 pm  

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