Random musings from an English expat in Spain slogging through the trenches of traditional and self-publishing. Following my attempts to eke a living through creative writing, graphic design, whilst writing the kind of novels I like to read.
Sun shades, have come a long way from suction pads that fell off when the sun came out.
Nowadays, the choices range from fun, to easy to install in seconds. Also bespoke to fit your exact model and make of car.
Car interiors can reach 160F - 75C, when parked in the sun. Opening the
door to get a blast of heat, and then trying to climb in only to jump
out again because the seats are burning, and the steering wheel is red
hot. Image the amount of damage over a period of time to your car
interior, not to mention anything you may have left in there.
I felt compelled to put together some examples of Sun Shades on offer,
as I have recently purchased some crazy eyes for my
windshield/windscreen and have receive a lot of amusing looks from my
If you know of anymore crazy or interesting sun shades, please let me know in the comments section below.
Police swoop expat as he staggers to his car
expat Mr Ingram, on leaving his 50th birthday party this week, was some
what worst for wear, when he left his local bar around midnight.
The Spanish Police had set up a check point across the road as part of a
routine schedule, and stood in horror as they watched Mr Ingram take
ten minutes to walk a short distance to his parked car, and another ten
trying to get his key in the door.
Eventually, his wife came out of the bar and joined him as he opened the
door, and slumped in the seat. The police were already walking towards
him with the intention of stopping him breaking the law, and to save
him from doing serious injury to himself and others.
The car, obviously had been there most of the afternoon, as he had a sun shade still attached to the windscreen.
The Police opened the door, and Mr Ingram sprang from the car and
proceeded to stagger about incoherent. It was only when his wife started
the car from her side did the Police realized that he was in fact, the
owner of a British Spanish registered car (the driver-side is on the
Red face, the Police still cautioned Mr Ingram for being so drunk in public and waved them on.
Below are some Sun screens from Paparazzi, an Argentinean magazine that
had these made and placed in a well-known celebrity hang out using
famous models to fool people.