Yesterday was Holy Innocents Day on La Palma, which is roughly the equivalent of April Fool’s day in the UK. Since I had a headful of book translation, I couldn’t think of anything to tease anyone with. I got an idea this morning, when it’s too late. I bet I could have persuaded one or two people that the BBC’s Sky At Night wanted to interview me about my book….
Today is Holy Innocents’ Day, which commemorates the massacre of the innocents by Herod in Matthew’s gospel (although according to Wikipedia, it’s probably not a historical event). In Spain and Spanish-speaking countries, it’s the Spanish equivalent of April Fool’s Day. Here’s an example.
On December 10th I ordered more copies of “A Breathtaking Window on the Universe” because stocks were getting low. (What a wonderful problem to have!) The books left Seville on the 20th. And yesterday I actually ran out of books. So this morning I started editing the website, putting up “Temporarily out of stock” on all the relevant pages. I’d just finished when I got a phone call. Could he…
I had a really nice Christmas, thank you for asking. I hope you did too.We had the friends-with-a-tiny-oven over again. We all ate to much and drank too much,which was great. And at one point, I lay on the sofa and ate chocolatewhile Carlos fanned me, which was bliss.And now I have to get back to work on that translation.
A Very Merry Christmas to all my readers. And if you celebrate something other than Christmas, I hope you have a wonderful time celebrating that.
A very Merry Christmas to you all. (The William Herschel Telescope has a laser to measure atmospheric turbulence, in order to correct for it. But really, it’s very low powered and no danger to flying reindeer. Santa is quite safe.)