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Wednesday 16 December 2015

Two days of R&R

In an effort to get rid of this nasty cold, we have spent the last two days relaxing at home. No ambitious long walks through this hilly "Pueblo Magico", just chillin' on the roof terrace where the afternoon temps go up to the mid twenties Celcius. Good, healthy salads for lunch and no stress. And now on day two we both are feeling a lot better.

On both of our days on the roof we were entertained by the hummingbirds and the laughter of children playing in the schoolyard next door. Actually, our house is positioned between two schools, so there is a lot of children's activity going on all day. Shelagh is blown away by how well they speak Spanish!

But on both days we had a special event as well... Yesterday we suddenly noticed smoke and when we stood up to take a closer look, we noticed that the hills across from the water reservoir were on fire. Within thirty minutes about eight men were trying to contain the blaze. I have no idea if it was a controlled fire or an accident. Either way the fire was out after about an hour and a half. Then today we heard some school activity at the school to the west of us and then there was a count down... Suddenly about fifty balloons were released into the air. Each one with a little message attached to the string. Probably something to do with Christmas. I managed to grab the camera just in time to snap some pictures. Hmmm, maybe I should consider starting a balloon business here...

So there it is... Two days of pure R&R, resulting in two rejuvenated bodies ready for action tomorrow. Now we are set for the final episode of "Survivor"!


  1. So glad you guys are feeling better - never nice to be sick while being on vacation - or well, living somewhere that feels like a vacation! I know - fun to listen to little kids speak Spanish!

  2. Love that sunset photo! Glad to hear you are both feeling better.

  3. Happy to hear you two are on the mend :)
    Even time "at home" sounds wonderful!!

  4. Let's hope that is the end of any illness this trip. Great sunset shot.

  5. Funny to hear that Shelagh is impressed with the children speaking Spanish! 99.9 percent only speak Spanish. At Halloween, they were singing the Monster Mash in Spanish. I almost always use my computer in the bedroom with the door open so I can hear the children singing most days.! A lovely sound......

    1. Shelagh usually makes funny comments like that, that's her sense of humour. When we were in Singapore she was blown away by the amount of Asians there...😄