Did you make any New Year's resolutions? I didn't really but the first few months of the new year we usually detox and go on a healthy eating diet. No coffee, no alcohol, no wheat, no sugar.. you get the idea. I have also discovered spiralizing. I have had one of those gadgets for several months now but only now does it come into its own. I'm spiralizing everything from sweet potato to beetroot to courgettes (zucchinis) and everything in between. Fortunately my hubby loves it as a spaghetti substitute.
This was yesterday's meal:
Courgette pasta with a shrimp sauce. Very nice. I should have photographed the glass of water with it as you would not believe me otherwise. As it is, it does not qualify for Elizabeth and Bleubeard's T For Tuesday, so I will have to think of something else...
One of my little vices is that every night I allow myself time to play my favorite video game on my tablet. I am retired and we have no TV so I have given up feeling guilty about this. For the last 6 months my favorite game has been Cradle of Empires, a 'match 3' game with a story and as you progress through the game you build a whole city in ancient Egypt.
The game is free and although they encourage in-game purchases (usually to get things done quicker or to have more 'lives'), I have never spent any money on it. This game is slowly being taken over as favorite by The Room, a totally different sort of game. It has beautiful graphics, soft music and is slooow. There are puzzles but also hints if I don't 'get it'. I have it on tablet (android) but I have heard they have developed it for PC too.
(So there's my drink for T for Tuesday)
Now for my postcard:
It's one of the postcards I am sending. This one is going to Island Lake in Illenois, USA. It is called "Cats could be different" and the artist is Anastasia Kislyuk. (I might have told you that I buy most of my postcards from a Russian or a Polish website.)
Last week saw a week of festivities in our village for the festival of San Sebastian. The highlight was 'The stealing of San Sebastian':
The story has it that in times of the plague many people died, but in the parish of S. Sebastian they didn't, so men from another parish stole S.Sebastian. This story is being enacted every year on the 22nd of January. Last year's robbers take out a cross (I assume representing S. Sebastian) and other groups try to wrestle it from their hands. The group that wins has to pay for next year's festivities (with help from the council).
The winning parish group (called hermandad or brotherhood) then has a year to prepare and fundraise for the next Robo (robbing).
The inscription reads: the new robbers of S. Sebastian 2017.
So there you have it, a little folklore of our village here in southern Spain.
I am excited as tomorrow morning (Wednesday)we will be travelling to Malaga airport, where I will catch a plane to Holland! Yippee! I am going to visit my mother together with my sister who is catching the same flight. The flight will arrive at 10pm so it will be a long day. It's only three hours drive to the airport but as we go to the coast so seldom, we want to go into a few stores on the way to the airport and buy a few things for the house. I'm greatly looking forward to it.(the visit and the shopping)
I wish you all Happy T-Day,
and a good week to come,