Thursday 19th May till Tuesday 24th May
You're probably thinking to yourself - she got tired of that writing lark pretty quickly!
I just didn't think you'd want to hear about watering the garden, walking the dogs, organising the builder, cooking the meals, doing the shopping and all the other mundane chores that make up everyday life - even here in Santiago, Mexico!
Life is definitely at a slower pace here. The highlights of the last few days have been when I thought the flood was upon us on Saturday morning when we were woken by the thunderous (or so it seemed!) sound of water as it rushed into the furrow. This apparently happens every so often to irrigate the burgeoning mango orchards closeby. Later on we had an unexpected but very welcome visit from Sasha, who gave us the low-down on Raices y Brazos and brought us some lemon basil and tiny yellow plum tomatoes. Roger took me out for a slap up dinner - Mexican pueblo style! A lovely lady down the road has a hotdog stand on her front stoep under a palapa with a couple of tables right on the pavement. She serves a mean hotdog and even meaner Super Burro, complete with chili sauce, roasted peppers and papas fritas (chips). Next to el Viejo, it's the best deal we've found in Mexico, where nothing to date has been cheap and prices are virtually the same as USA if not more expensive. Sign of the times, I suppose.
As if I didn't have enough to occupy my time, I decided to try my hand at some ice-cream making. There are loads of limes from the garden and you can only drink so much fresh limeade! Sue has a Vitamix - oh joy of joys! So last night I made fresh mango ice-cream - in under a minute. Now I'm hooked and will be making ice-cream of every flavour imaginable for breakfast, lunch and supper!