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WEEK 8

EMPTY NEST!

sunny 29 °C

Another week in Paradise! I am not sure what we shall do with ourselves now that it is so quiet. After the last departure of Sheena and Adam we got the news from Toronto that they were approved for the apartment they wanted and were moving right away.

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We are thrilled with her taking on her new life in Toronto with Adam but she will be missed as we can't just get together on the deck this summer as we did in the past few years! It was so nice having her back home after being out in Vancouver for years. I know that this is what she needs to do for herself and we wish her and Adam well in the big city!

It has been a quiet week. I didn't win at Bingo; The * "Muelle Market" was hopping but not quite as much as two weeks ago; and even Euchre had the smallest group only 3 tables compared to 5 or 6 in the past weeks. Maybe the cooler weather has kept people in their homes! (22C)

Finally another evening to sit outside with only a slight breeze and 22C in the evening. The moon is a sliver slightly larger than last night but too hard to take a photo. This is more like it.

Dara headed out the door to join Rainer and Catherine for a walk towards Chalem and I sat there wondering why I wasn't going with them just as Dara called to ask me the same. I headed out by bus to catch up with them in Progreso. I am a slow walker but I didn't do too badly and enjoyed the beach walk on the other side of the pier. I came across these pots on someones doorstep that I would love to have in my home.

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A trip into Merida was in order this Sunday and asked Alexis to join us for a stroll around without anything specific; leaving Andy at home to work. Catherine and Rainer joined us after mass and we showed them around some of our back streets and the market. Alexis and I had a terrific find of two stings of Mayan jade at quite the bargain; such a good deal that Alexis thought he was asking per bead and not. I also found a pendant I can use together with the beads to make a really lovely creation.

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The market is quite a bit quieter on a Sunday which was good when introducing your friends to it as it can be a little overwhelming.

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The obligatory stop to watch the locals dancing in Santa Lucia while sipping a cool beer was cut short today for some reason! Alexis and I abandoned Dara and the Wenzls as Alexis wanted to introduce me to the gelato shop she had found on a previous trip to town; but first we made a stop at the chocolate shop for some goodies to send home with Dara. I will have to load up as much as I can part with as I don't want too much while I am trekking around in the interior of Mexico. I need to have room for all the goodies I will be buying from all the wonderful markets we shall be seeing.

I did get back into Merida to knit more hats and get back to buy more hammock cotton for hats to send back in Dara's bags. I found some even nicer quality that I think will also make interesting garments.

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What a way to end my blog week, but with a lovely morning learning to make wire-wrap jewelry using the bits of glass and tiles found on the beach! A friend came over with all her equipment and copper wire to show us how it is done.

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While making our treasures we heard this loud noise and suddenly there they were; looks like fun! Not sure what you call one of these "parachute gliders??"
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  • Muelle Market: meaning pier market where we foreigners can sell our wares along side a few locals

Posted by OhUiginn 16:39 Archived in Mexico

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