Saturday, July 25, 2015

An Afternoon at the Feira de las Maravillas

A Coruña has an annual medieval market called the Feira de las Maravillas and since I had to pick V up at the airport, I stopped by.

There were a lot of people, including everyone who decided to walk their dogs or get out the baby strollers at 7 on a Friday evening and mingle.

 Yes, they chose to put the garbage cans here.

When you have an old part of town like Coruña, basically all you have to do is string up the banners and put up the kiosks.  There was a lot of jewelry, soaps and decorative items of questionable ¨artisanal¨ quality.  But also some craft displays, wandering gaiteros, and lots and lots of yummy food and drink, as you would expect from Gallegos.

 And to finish it off, V´s plane was delayed so I got to see the ¨Jousting¨ show set up in a temporary arena in front of the City Hall in the Plaza Mara Pita.  Destriers there were not, but the 6 year olds in the target audience were thrilled.  There was an evil villain to boo, heroes to cheer, and ¨tragic¨ consequences of the ¨combat.¨   There was also an intrusive sound system, but that´s quibbling.  I had a great time.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Clean Slate

Gravel for the drveway and patio!

Friday, July 10, 2015

I´m back

Just back from southern California, visting Mom.  She´s having problems wth hip and leg pain from disk pressure on spinal nerves.  Otherwise in splendid health.  Even so, every time I see her, I think it might be the last.

Got to eat ethnic food, read books, drink martinis, watch TV in English (not much to recommend there, although BBC´s Poldark looked good).  I did manage to weed, plant and mulch two beds just outside her door so they should be maintenance free for the foreseeable future.  We did some knitting and had long chats.  Had a family reunion with my brothers.  It´s been 15 years since we´ve been together.  That was interesting.

So strange to go from one part of the world to another in less than 24 hours.  Getting over the jetlag now.
Good to be home.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Ortegueira Celtic Festival July 18, 19, 20 and 21

Featured artists:

Sharon Shannon
Xabi Aburruzaga
Cristina Pato

Including in the Runes Project for new bands this year:  Alen de Ancos, Gabriel G. Diges Band, JDC & Band, Perfect Friction and Andres Penabad .

Program here.

Monday, June 29, 2015

The hall

We can cross another project off the long, long list.  While V was on vacation we cleaned, stained and varnished the hall.

The wood storage always spreads dust and dirt along here and it will now be easier to keep clean.
I have to remind myself that we really are getting things accomplished.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

San Xoan

Feliz San Xoan

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Arde Lucus 2015

Is it wrong that I want to go to this so badly?  It looks so cheesy and fun!  Lugo June 19-21.