Yay! It’s carnival, and I get sometime off for fun. (Actually I had to take time off work, because my son’s off school, but I felt overdue for a break anyway.)

So the house is a little tidier, and I’ve finally sent off photos I promised to send weeks ago, and I’ve mended stuff that’s been broken for over a month. And I got to see the kids’ parade and the big Los Indianos parade (see the blog about La Palma.) On Thursday my friends come back from El Hierro, and they’re taking my son to their house overnight so I can work Thursday and Friday. They’re even bringing him back on Friday afternoon, and then we’re all going to the sardine’s funeral together.

That’s right. Carnival ends with a funeral for a sardine. It’s totally mad and I love it. (More details here.)

Posted by sheila

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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