“That was a nice picture,” she said. “Where is it?”

“Which? The one at the end of the last post, you mean? It’s Teide National Park, in Tenerife” I answered.

Risk going too far

“Far from the madding crowd,” she said, a hint of sarcasm in her voice. I could tell I wasn’t entirely forgiven for our little fracas earlier the previous week.

“Well, since you raise the point,” I answered, “It is. At least a lot of it is. It’s not all kiss-me-quick hats and rides on floating bananas. There’s real sophistication on Tenerife, and superb scenery.”

“You seem to know a lot about it,” she said.

“I go there quite a bit,” I answered.

“I thought writers were supposed to travel around the world,” she said, “like Ernest Hemmingway and D H Lawrence.”

“Yeah, they do,” I answered, “I mean we do, but a lot of us also like have somewhere specific to write as well. For me it’s Tenerife.

“Got any more pictures?” she asked.

“Sure,” I said.

Mt Teide 2011 027_edited

“Now don’t try to be too clever. We don’t need any fancy formats. We just want to see the pictures.”

I shrugged. How about this then?” I asked.

Haven’t they got any people out there?” She asked.

“Sure they do,” I said.Tenerife 2011 094

“But wouldn’t you rather see a cutesy kitten?”

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