The Ibiza experience on wheels – ptII

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We visited Pacha for Tiesto clublife and apart from being blown away by the quality of the sound system, we were impressed with the willingness of the staff to find an accessible toilet. The accessible toilet was through an incredibly packed dancefloor in front of the DJ booth, getting us there was not an easy task for the security personnel. Of all the clubs we visited, Pacha was the least accessible but the help from the staff was fantastic.
At the cream opening at Amnesia we had VIP access but unfortunately this was inaccessible by wheelchair. The lighting and sound system were second to none with Deadmau5 playing one of the best sets on holiday. The sound was probably the loudest and my tinnitus lasted most of the next day. Most of the important areas in amnesia were accessible although a significant amount of the chillout spaces were upstairs.
At privilege, supermartx was definitely an experience, the light show and dancing girls were incredible. Privilege was also all accessible, even the second room and had a decent, dedicated wheelchair accessible toilet. It was the most impressively organised of all the clubs in my opinion.

5 thoughts on “The Ibiza experience on wheels – ptII”

  1. THREE TEETH?
    to lose one tooth may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose two looks like carelessness BUT TO LOSE THREE?
    ANY ADVANCE ON CARELESSNESS?
    YOU GUYS ARE CRAZY.
    I READ THIS MORNING THAT A BARBECUE PARTY HERE IN SUMMERTOWN HAS ALREADY BEEN CANCELLED FOR THE WEEKEND GIVEN THE FORECAST – BUT DON’T FOLLOW THAT MODEL FOR YOUR WEDDING..EVEN IF IT RAINS CATS AND DOGS TOMORROW, NEVER FEAR, WE WILL ALL BE EMITTING SUNSHINE.Love from all at 36 Vic, BARBARA

  2. Dear Tom and Ellen,
    Barbara has let the cat out of the bag as the saying goes –I presume that the Big Day is tomorrow Friday 13th July ! (?)
    Tom as you are are not a French man getting married to an Anglo-Polish English born girl you will not make the blunder that my husband made during our church ceremony. Instead of repeating after the priest “My lawful wife “my French husband to be said “My awful wife”!
    The red haired priest Father O’Brien (Irish origin as my mother’s ancestor’s) paused and despite my mother’s giggles in the front row who incidentally at 84 years of age had selective hearing politely said “I think we should say that again” and the second attempt was correct……

    Have a Great Day and I wish you both all the love and happiness in the world!
    Much love
    Marie

  3. Thank you for including me in your joyful wedding which I think everyone present will remember forever. So much love for you went into the preparations by so many people.

    I was quite disconcerted by the applause at the ceremony and realised we were behaving like an audience instead of being witnesses to a contract. There are ways in which your lives are going to be in the public gaze more than those of others – for good reasons but also for not so good ones. So my wish for you is that you only have to make performances when you want to.

    I have just finished reading a wonderful book called Ammi by Saeed Mirza. It is unlike any book I have read before – a novel, a biographical tribute to a mother who died two decades before the book was written and who lived in what is now Pakistan, an autobiography of the mind, tales of poor people -in India and of fine values other than those of western society – in Turkey, several love stories, a dialogue about reason/science and religion, about democracy, a screen-play of an Afghan refugee in California around the time of 9.11…..It is beautifully written and hard to put down. There I found a poem written nearly a thousand years ago when Spain was at the height of its Islamic civilisation – and this is what I want to give you for your wedding.

    A smile costs nothing yet produces a lot.
    It enriches the one who receives it.
    Without making the one who gives it any the poorer.
    It lasts only an instant
    But the memory it leaves sometimes lasts forever.
    No-one is rich enough to be able to do without one;
    No-one is so poor that he does not merit one.
    It creates happiness in the home.
    It is a tangible sign of friendship.
    A smile make he who is tried feel rested,
    It gives heart to those who are down,
    It cannot be bought, nor loaned, nor stolen
    For it is a thing which has value
    Only the moment it is given.
    And if, from time to time, you should meet someone
    Who no longer knows how to smile
    Be generous, give him yours,
    For no one quite needs a smile as much
    As he who cannot give one to others.

    Yesterday, everyone was smiling, and some smiling through tears because of what you have gone through. It is of course about lovingkindness, without which there is nothing. Smile for the camera but smile for one another and for us all!

  4. SORRY THIS IS ME AGAIN BUT YOUR WEBSITE CURRENTLY GIVES THE DATE OF YOUR SNOWBOARDING ACCIDENT AS 2012. ARE YOU SURE ABOUT THAT/

  5. Thank you Barbara for your posting and greetings to Tom and Ellen.
    I am very confused because according to Wikepedia Raoul Follereau (1903-1977) a French writer and journalist (1903-1977) who created the Fondation Raoul Follereau against Leprosy is the author of this beautiful poem sometimes attributed to Gandi (1869 -1948 ) but often marked anonymous. According to Wikepedia this poem “Un Sourire” comes from Raoul Follereau’s first book “Le livre d’amour” (The book of love) published in 1920 when he was 17 years old……
    You mention that the poem was written over a thousand years ago (?)

    UN SOURIRE

    Un sourire ne coûte rien et produit beaucoup,
    Il enrichit celui qui le reçoit sans appauvrir celui qui le donne,
    Il ne dure qu’un instant, mais son souvenir est parfois éternel,
    Personne n’est assez riche pour s’en passer,
    Personne n’est assez pauvre pour ne pas le mériter,
    Il crée le bonheur au foyer, soutient les affaires,
    Il est le signe sensible de l’amitié,
    Un sourire donne du repos à l’être fatigué,
    Donne du courage au plus découragé
    Il ne peut ni s’acheter, ni se prêter, ni se voler,
    Car c’est une chose qui n’a de valeur qu’à partir du moment où il se donne.
    Et si toutefois, vous rencontrez quelqu’un qui ne sait plus sourire,
    Soyez généreux donnez lui le vôtre
    Car nul n’a autant besoin d’un sourire que celui qui ne peut en donner aux autres

    Raoul Follereau.

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