Saturday, December 30, 2006

FELICE NAVIDAD!

Just back after a fabulous Christmas in Spain which included a thick snowfall in the mountains of Murcia. I built a mujer de nieve, like the true Canadian I can be at times. Pics to follow when my friend Annie sends them. We were at her and her husband's casa grande outside the lovely little town of Onil (pronounced "O'Neill" and there is even an Irish bar called O'Connell's!) just north of Alicante. On Christmas day, after Mass in Spanish, I joined the rest of the townsfolk in the queue to kiss the feet of the statue of the infant Jesus held out by the priest in front of the altar. We had already had a big dinner on Christmas Eve with other guests from Wales and Italy, but on the Day itself we sat down to a second feast with more guests from Ireland and Romania. The meals included vegetable soups, turkey with stuffing, big shrimps, freshly made pizza, pasta with shellfish, and various salads, followed by desserts that included ice cream, flaming puddings, and a huge Christmas cake with almond icing. Yum. The trip ended with a few days site-seeing in Barcelona. More about that anon.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Ger.....

Your bro, Jimbo

OR Melling said...

Hey, bro, second family contact via the Web! Dee also said hi here. Maybe we'll meet up in real space one of these days, eh?