Today (as every Tuesday) I'm going to join Elizabeth and Bluebeard at Altered Book Lover for the weekly T-party. Post anything with a drink in it and you can join us!
I post my postcards that I receive or send through Postcrossing and today I have a postcard with a drink in it! How cool is that!
It was sent to me by Leslie who lives on an island on the Gulf Coast (USA). The card shows a self portrait of the artist Karolina Pietón, who is Polish as far as I can make out.
I love that little owl mug on top of a pile of books. What is in the mug?Green tea, chocolate? Or .coffee or just some lemon water? What is she clutching? A hot water bottle? or a painter's palette? A just a cushion? who knows. Anyway. I like this card very much.
On Thursday I went on an outing/ walk with the women's association of the village.
Outside the village is an old sugar factory (see photo) that was built after Spain 'lost' Cuba and had no access to sugar. It has been abandoned since the 70s, but it is very beautiful in its own sort of way. Industrial heritage I think it is called.
We walked to an old iron bridge outside the village:
More industrial heritage I suppose as it is no longer used. The railway has been abandoned too. Here is another photo:
One of the ladies had come with her Landrover and brought a table and stuff to eat and drink. Here we are having our breakfast:
She is cutting up some sweetbread from the local baker:
And there were lots of broad beans/fava beans:
Fresh from the fields, picked that morning. They are so fresh that one can eat them raw! Just peel them and enjoy:
One of the ladies teaches pilates and she did a session with us.
We did smaller walks from the bridge. One walk was to the old station (which has been restored recently). Some ladies started to sing and spontaneously people began to dance:
Old folk dances are still alive and kicking in the place.
I took a photo of this irrigation canal. They are called acequias and have been used since pre christian times. The moors introduced this web of canals, that work on gravity. Very clever system. It is widely used to this day. I should have put my bag next to it to show you the scale... the canal is about less than a foot wide.
Lunch was bread (baguette/stick bread) with salami and cheese and fish. This is cured mackrel. Very yummy.
In the afternoon we played games like 'tug-of-war':
And we had great fun skipping, using the rope from the tug of war:
And of course we played cards in small groups. I was invited (and taught) to play a card game called 'chinchon':
The cards they use are Napolitan cards like they use in Italy.
I really enjoyed myself. It was such a fun day! I hope you enjoyed looking at the photos.
Happy T-Day all!,