Friday, December 6, 2013

Fiesta Friday!

Today is yet another Fiesta here in Spain, as is Sunday, but because Sunday is not technically a work day, then Monday will be the other Fiesta instead!  I find it hard to remember when all the Fiestas are because we have local ones, Provincia-wide ones, Andalucia-wide ones and finally National ones.  But if we rely on their being one every month then we can't really go wrong!

So today I woke thinking it was Saturday....Oh and thinking I was still at the coast.  The alarm went off and I immediately sat up in bed, grabbed my mobile phone and called my son, as I do most days from the coast, to tell him to get his lazy bum out of bed or he'd be late for work (yes, he has to work on Fiestas) ......all sound normal? Well it would be except that he was only in the next bedroom!! Doh!!!

Went for breakfast with our friends Joaquin and Magdalena and had churros and coffee....it was warm enough to sit outside at the pavement tables in the sunshine but instead we went inside where there was a roaring log fire....Lovely!

On the dolly front, yesterday I prepared Emilio for rerooting!  Emilio is the head that I got from Ronny for rerooting practice, but when I saw his lovely face I felt that he needed a body....now that he has one I decided to make a start on him.  His brunette hair wasn't falling, but it had been given a bad haircut...Ronny assures me that she didn't get scissor happy on him but that a previous little Vidal Sassoon did the dirty deed (really showing my age here, aren't I!!!).  It took me a month of Sundays to remove each and every tuft using tweezers but I have to say that it's a bit like weeding or painting walls, I found it strangely relaxing!!! 

So now Emilio has 12 hair plugs!  I've already broken two needles and have decided that's enough for today, I will continue tomorrow. I'll get a bit more done tomorrow and will share some photos.  Anyway, we are going out shortly to this:


I was going to take a Sasha with me but this is a small town and people know us.....I think I'll just take my camera!

Have a lovely weekend one and all!

 

 

11 comments:

  1. I can imagine what your son said to you ...!
    Looks like a Fab night out, do you have to wear fancy dress?
    Looking forward to your real root pics.

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    1. LOL yes, I will leave it to your imagination Rosie!!
      It was a very interesting evening, I will share the photos once I've sorted them. The stall holders were in fancy dress but no, nobody else was, it was too cold to be honest!!

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  2. Sounds like a fun day! I'm looking forward to seeing Emilio's new hair. :D You have such a lot of patience to do re-rooting....

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    1. Thanks Randomfish! I'm not sure if I have patience but this time I'm definitely enjoying doing the reroot more than previously!! I hope it will turn out better than last time too!

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  3. A day a month off for those working in Spain. Sounds good.
    Hope that you have an enjoyable day with your family and friends.
    The best of luck with the re-rooting! Looking forward to seeing tomorrow's photo.

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    1. It really does seem like that Kendal, a day off every month! I'm sure that if there are any months without fiestas then they are few and far between!
      Thank you, we did have a nice time, although it was rather chilly last night.....I don't do cold all that well either!
      I am getting there with the reroot, I hope it won't be long and I'll be finished!

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  4. Sounds very civilised. Here in France, if the holiday falls on a non-work day - it's just hard luck! You don't get an extra day!

    Look forward to seeing the re-root!

    Penny
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    1. Well apparently Penny, if the fiesta falls on the Saturday, it would be the same as in France, no extra day, but if it falls on Sunday then it is transferred to the Monday. I think that's correct. And people still complain, I'm sure!!!

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  5. We need more festival days off in this country!! One month sounds great plus of course easter and Christmas.. where do I cast my vote!!!

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    1. oops that should read one A month, not one month although I could go that route :)

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    2. LOL, yes, one month would work well, wouldn't it!!!!
      It just all gets a little bit confusing sometimes knowing when things will be open or not....and of course each town has different celebrations so you have to bear that in mind too if you want to shop in a different place!!!!
      Ah well, all part of lifes rich tapestry as they say!!!

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