Merry Christmas

The nativity scene at Las Nieves church, La Palma idland, with a kitten sleeping in the manger
A kitten in the manger

Whether you celebrate Christmas or something else, I hope you have a wonderful time with whoever you most like to spend time with.

In Spain, it’s traditional to wait until midnight on Christmas Eve before you put baby Jesus into the crib. Until then the manger is empty because he hasn’t been born yet. Last year in Las Nieves church, a kitten sneaked in, tested out the manger and obviously found it very comfortable.

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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