The lost week

A old fashioned local shop, fiesta de la cruz, Santa Cruz de La Palma
A old fashioned local shop, complete with the smell of salted sardines

Where did the last eleven days go?

Well I went to see the bell of La Verdad finally arrive on La Palma.



I’ve had three mornings’ work as a tour guide.

I’ve had my German oral exam and passed: three more exams to go. I’ll be done in a couple of weeks but I still have a lot of studying to do.

Fiesta de la Cruz, San Pedro, Breña Alta
Cruz de la Passion, San Pedro

Apart from that it’s something of a mystery to me where the time went. But yesterday was fiesta de la cruz, and I spent the morning admiring crosses and mayos (giant rag dolls)

Detail of a May cross, Fiesta de la Cruz, San Pedro, Breña Alta
Detail of Cruz de la Passion. It’s all done with tiny srips of shiny paper.

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Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

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