Last year when I came to Spain, I spent a long time collecting the ‘Gracias por su visita’ serviettes from restaurants and caf√©s. This year I came across one and the memories came flooding back. I’ve been keeping an eye out for them, but have only come across two so far ūüė¶

Serviettes
But at least I’ve found some!!

Thrilling, eh?

Cowie

Today I mastered swimming *cue applause*.

Paddling
I gradually lowered myself into the cold water, with the security of wearing my armbands and sitting in the rubber ring.

Armbands
Then I removed the ring and was very happy because I floated. I practised swimming with the armbands, but wanted to challenge myself to see if I could swim without them.

Swimming
And I could! I am enormously proud of myself.

Relaxing
So I spent today relaxing in the water. I don’t fear water any more!

The only thing I hate is drying off – I got out of the pool two hours ago and am still soaking wet and freezing. BRRRR!

Cowie

 

Here in Spain there is nothing I love more than to come across a good ol’ gecko.

And I did!

This gecko was in a shower. Bless it.

Gecko
I just had to get a picture with it. So here you have it – me with a gecko. Lovely.

Cowie

I have previously overcome my fear of swimming in deep water – I used to find it terrifying because a little toy cow like me can easily fill with water, sink and drown. But I, at one point, mastered swimming and feared it no longer. Nevertheless, when I came on this holiday, got into my swimming trunks and went to dive in, I found that my old fears had returned and I didn’t want to touch the water.

I went into town and purchased a lilo, mini swimming pool, armbands and rubber ring. As I returned to the pool, I found that I feared the water less – these would let me float.

Swimming
Unfortunately, even with the armbands on, I could not bring myself to swim.

Paddling Pool
But I went on the pool in the paddling pool. It felt more secure and floated well on the water. I feel proud of myself for getting so close to the water.

I’ll try again tomorrow to go swimming properly. It’s strange how things like this can change in a year. Last year, I used my inflatable raft but could also swim without it.

Cowie

So I haven’t blogged in a while. Yeah, I really need to get the hang of blogging regularly. There is so much I have missed out in the months I haven’t blogged, but I never really feel in the mood to write. However, now I do (HOORAY!) so I should update you as to what I am currently doing.

If you follow me on Twitter (@lifeofcowie) you may know that I am in Spain. If you don’t follow me, you probably won’t know this. Anyway, I arrived on Friday and have had a look around the area. I am in Nerja by Burriana Beach and the weather is fairly pleasant (I find it a bit hot, but I suppose it is nice).

Me

Here is a picture of me looking out from outside the villa I’m staying at. Little streets and roads in Spain always excite me. They’re so different from where I live in the UK and I love the colours of them!

So I’ll fill you in on what I’ve done and seen so far. I’ve wandered around the town center of Nerja – Balc√≥n De Europa, looked at the beach, gone to some Caf√©s and restaurants, sat by my pool and gone to a few shops. I even came across a shop selling fans – handheld fans, which amused me greatly.

Fan shop
Look at those fans!!

It’s nice to be having a break from school (although I go back in two weeks ūüė¶ )

Bye for now,
Cowie

WordPress has brought it to my attention that I started this blog just over a year ago, and so I am very happy.

Thanks everyone for all of your support. You have made me a very happy cow, and I will make sure to keep this blog running because it is one of the things I really enjoy doing in my spare time.

More blogposts coming soon. I’ve recently been helping a friend of mine with revision so haven’t had much time to write on this blog, but will get back to making regular blogposts soon. Also, I will soon make another issue of the Life Of Cowie magazine, because I have received kind comments about it and I have also chosen a winner for the drawing competition. For your chance of winning and being in the next issue, send me your picture of me to cowieash@live.co.uk

Peace,
Cowie

Between you and me, I am a secret agent. That means that I get the chance to do things that standard cows would not.

I am an MI High agent. Although I have not been featured in the CBBC television programme, ‘MI High’, I consider myself part of the team. I mean, if I had auditioned for the part, I’m sure I could have been accepted onto the television series.

Quite a while ago, I made myself an MI High ID card. You can download them off the internet, so I’m sure MI High agents must be more common than one would suspect if you can access ID cards this easily.

MI High

To prove to myself that I deserve to be an MI High agent, I chose to dress and act like one for a day. This involved wearing dark clothes so that I was less noticeable and dark sunglasses to protect my identity.

I went around with the intention of helping others and solving crimes, but unfortunately I didn’t come across any crimes, so couldn’t test my abilities to the full.

MI9 Secret Service

But I had quite a lot of fun all the same and think I’ll be an agent more often.

It’s a shame this series of MI High on CBBC has come to an end. I was just getting used to watching them again. They really are so amusing.

Farewell,
Agent Cowie.