A Lizard in My Luggage: Mayfair to Mallorca in One Easy Move by Anna Nicholas

By Anna Nicholas

Anna had by no means cherished the belief of Mallorca, pondering it used to be for the disco and beerswilling fraternity. That was once till her sister employed an au pair from a rural a part of the island who stated it was once the main appealing position in the world. On a trip, Anna unexpectedly determined to shop for a ruined farmhouse. regardless of her worry of flying, she stored a foot in either camps and commuted to valuable London to control her PR corporation. yet she came across herself drawn clear of the bustle, pressure, and the superficial media international in the direction of the tranquil existence. She quickly learned that her new lifestyles used to be extra enriching and pleasing. She was once studying to dwell lifestyles for its moments instead of race via it within the quick lane. A Lizard in My baggage explores Mallorca's fiestas and traditions, in addition to the ups and downs of dwelling in a rural retreat. it's approximately studying to understand the straightforward issues and take hazards in pursuit of genuine happiness. most significantly, it exhibits that lifestyles should be lived among areas.

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First I must make an effort to don my running gear and tackle a few well-trodden Mallorcan tracks on foot. I only have myself to blame. In a moment of hubris back in London I foolishly agreed to run the London Marathon for The Scientific Exploration Society, a charity close to my heart. Even though friends warned me that it was a serious slog, I didn’t believe them until, after my first two-mile run in Hyde Park, I returned home like a cartoon dog, with tongue lolling and my uncoordinated legs skating in all directions.

A queue has formed behind me and she’s keen to move me on. ‘One of my colleagues will show you through,’ she says curtly without bothering to look up from her desk. Stalking towards me is a supercilious young man in a slate grey suit with crimson lining who impatiently leads me through the tables. I notice he steals a cursory, critical glance at my rain-splattered clothes. The restaurant is already crowded, but there are lone diners, the seats next to them vacant, edgily skim-reading copies of the Evening Standard or sipping on water, hoping that they haven’t been stood up.

He gives me a naughty grin. ’ I give him a look of mock disapproval. ’ ‘Look I’d love to,’ I say a tad insincerely, ‘But when I answered Paula’s advert in the Majorca Daily Bulletin she only had one slot left. ’ ‘I can’t think why,’ Alan grumbles. ’ He gives me a wink, stands up and peers out of the window. ‘I’m a bit worried about 52 A Lizard In My Luggage_INSIDES_m52 52 19/01/2007 14:30:52 DOWNING TOOLS the new irrigation channel Stefan’s set up for me. The water’s very slow. ’ Stefan has spent hours with Alan running water irrigation pipes around the orange and lemon trees in our field.

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