A Different Country!!



We think of our Gibraltar as a totally separate country from Spain, despite their constant claims on our sovereignty. Just to prove it, we produce our own weather!! This is not a photoshopped picture, this is known as The Levanter, a cloud that forms over the rock when there is a strong easterly wind, combined with high humidity. While the rest of Spain is bathed in glorious May sunshine, we have our own little bit of very British greyness!! This was my view as I came back into Gib yesterday. Incidentally, the road you can see in the foreground is the only way into Gib, for pedestrians and cars alike. It crosses our runway, and is closed when the flights land. There is always a slight sense of panic if you are halfway over,and the alarm sounds for an approaching plane!! Amazingly unique place!!

gib runway

About Thewitch

Nikki is a half centenarian, an eternal teenager, and mother of four geniuses. In her previous incarnation, she was a famous Parisian courtesan, and witch, thus explaining her habit of talking to the moon in french. Due to her inability to control her thought/speech processes, she writes about life, love, laughter and anything else that happens to spill out. Those of a strong constitution can read more on her About page.

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      • I heard from Michelle that another group has used the P2 theme and invited other folks to join them. I’m on my iPhone right now and I can’t find them address that Michelle gave me. I looked at the P2 thing and it looks pretty simple. I asked you and Maria so far. I thought if you both were interested you could invite other people as well. and I’m on my computer tomorrow I’ll send you more information.


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