Whether you like it or not, the Christmas season is being thrust upon us. I admit that even I was a bit irked when I saw decorations up in El Corte Inglés IN OCTOBER, but now that December is nigh I’m actually getting quite excited for the city Christmas lights to be turned on (next Friday) and otherwise enjoying all the things I enjoy about this holiday. So I thought I would share some sound advice from the fabulous Fascinating Aida for all of you who insist on not liking Christmas. Can’t hurt, might help… 😉
I was invited to a reception at the City Hall caseta on Monday afternoon, so off I went. Along with about 8 million other people. That tent was PACKED. We stayed for a drink and a snack but then had to get out of there. Between the crush of people and the heat it was just too much.
After that we stopped in at another municipal caseta (almost all the casetas at this fair are private) and somehow scored a table (!) close to the front of the stage (!!) and it was wonderful. Anyone can get up and dance Sevillanas on the stage and to everyone’s delight this fabulous gentleman – the one in the cap with the castanets – was up there every chance he could get.
Bear in mind that Sevillanas are usually danced with a man and woman, as the steps are different for each. But this guy didn’t care if his dance partner was male or female, and in this case, even two guys at once. They were all having a great time, as you can see. Made my day! 🙂
I can’t find a way to embed this so you’ll have to click through to this twitter feed and watch it there – it’s worth it! Even if you don’t speak Spanish, you will understand it. Rosa and her husband have had to leave their home of 40 years in Jerez, due to her husband’s failing health. She said she was leaving her beloved barrio with a heavy heart, until…
I’ve been enjoying this on Netflix, though I have to admit that I have never seen the Seinfeld series. But this episode almost broke my heart. Obama getting coffee, being funny, being smart, being a human being. Speaking in complete intelligible sentences. It seems SOOOOOOOOOOOOO long ago, doesn’t it? Can you even remember what it was like not having a gross and disgusting self-serving idiot running the US of A?