Saturday, January 16, 2016
We begin our winter getaway in Gran Canaria
After a couple of stressful days shopping, which in Spain means going to several supermarkets to buy what you want we are all set up. We did visit a large market but it didn't have a lot of fruit and veg, instead lots of touristy things to buy. Then the trunk of our car wouldn't lock so it was back to the airport to swop cars.
Each morning we sit out on our front terrace and eat breakfast. Every day a local goes by with a trolley selling fresh bread and free-range eggs. Both are very good. I asked the lady next door where she got her hair styled as a I really liked the cut. A few minutes later she returned with her husband who turns out to Vidal Sassoon-trained. Even better, he will cut my hair. My last cut in Figueres is not working. I felt like a bit of a celebrity as I told him of meeting and chatting with Vidal when he opened his Toronto shop many years ago. "Wash and wear," my new Spanish friend said. This used to be a Vidal mantra. He will cut my hair in the next few days. I hope this works out or it could be an uncomfortable living next door to him.