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Spain - Nov-2018 - Feb-2019 ---- 7

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Usually, I write about somewhere I’ve been, but here I'm going to write about someone I’ve met……… Or rather - I'm going to write about his hobby. It features friend, William – a guy I first met here several years ago, who with Yvonne, has been a regular visitor to El Pino for a lot of years.

Every morning William and Bentley - his dog, take a walk, down the road, along the beach and back up along the river. As they wander along the shoreline,

 

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William picks up likely pebbles,

 

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pockets them and takes them back to his van.

Using a masonry bit in a cordless drill, the stones are drilled, threaded on a wire and formed into figures.

Each figure William builds is created with a particular recipient in mind.

So last year, at their farewell party, Martin and Joanne, our longtime friends from Scotland, and a keen boules player were presented with a figure carrying his boules, and of course, dressed in tartan plaid and kilt.

 

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During the party the inevitable question was asked………….. was he wearing anything under his kilt?

 

Another Martin who we nick-name Dutch-Martin hardly goes anywhere without his bike so this was his figure.

 

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Another friend who is always going off to play tennis got this one

 

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Ormond, our Norwegian friend is occupying his usual pitch across the road from me. Being from Norway he knows all about skiing. William made him his figure two years ago.

 

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Since last year, a guitar-player has appeared in the shrubbery outside the site’s reception,

 

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Take a closer look!

 

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as has another figure sitting on the tree at the front of Les and Val’s bungalow.

 

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My pebble-man, wearing the inevitable cap has been sitting in my dining room at home for the past three years.

 

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One can’t help but wonder where next one of William’s trademark figures might appear?

 

Oh - and the question as to whether or not Martin’s Scotsman was dressed under his kilt? Well! See for yourself.

 

 

 

 

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30 minutes ago, wigandiver said:

Rumour has it that the figure flatters Martin.

I couldn't possibly comment.  :D

 

 

I should hope not. . :o

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