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7th week in Paradise

Dara returns to Ottawa for a week

sunny 29 °C

For some reason Dara feels the need to return home for a week. Two of our kids are not there so I don't see what the draw is. Meeting with the accountant I would think can wait until our return. No he must miss the cold weather. Not that it wasn't cooler here than normal as well. I finally finished up with the dentist and walked out happy! I got back into town in time to see the Mardi Gras Parade!

Here are some of the floats and people on the Melecon

This week has been rather quiet. Taking it a bit slow trying not to do too much. For some reason this doesn't seem to be possible.


I took Maggie to see Socorro and Doris; the lovely ladies who make the tab purses; to get a specific size made for Maggie; despite there being a big box of them for sale by the food bank, there were none like she wanted. I always am humbled when I visit them in their home. They are both so pleased to see me and welcome me with open arms and affection every time. Socorro is always so grateful for the dental work we paid for. She has made several bags for me to cover some of the cost. After this we went to see Lucy, the seamstress a block away, to get her to make a top for me with the fabric I had bought in Merida. The batik fabric that is used a lot in quilting. She will copy my top for only $6.50. How could I possibly make this myself for that price. It will be ready on Wednesday

Panteleons opened for it's Friday fish and chips dinner. This is the first time since Natasha passes a few weeks ago. Lupe wasn't going to open but so many encouraged him to do so; and what a turn out. I have never seen so many people there in the 5 years of coming here. There was not a single free table by 6:30. It was as good as always and so nice to see so many familiar faces. After a bit of a chaotic service John and his friends played country music. Despite not being a fan of the country stuff I stayed for a bit at least until John sang the song he dedicated to me!

Half of our group were at one table and for some reason I didn't take a photo of our table!!

Our entertainment for the evening

Paying the bill!

Saturday was a beautiful day and spent on the patio taking in the sun as we had enough of the wind and cooler weather.

Sunday was dispensa filling day. For some reason there were only 3 of us to fill the 66 bags to the food bank. Last month there were too many and the result is everyone felt they were not needed and didn't turn out. It was like it is after we all leave at Easter. The strange thing is I think that it went faster without too many people to trip over. We were done in 30 min . I took a walk around the square after we were done just as mass was finishing and the people were mingling with one another including several expats.

Kids are the same everywhere. Here the little girl is eyeing the Barbie dolls Begging her mom to buy one!


I love this old couple selling their flowers and veggies!

A walk back along the beach I found these two boys playing in their fathers boat!

This guy was begging me to help him. But I just couldn't do it!

A trip into Merida with Alexis to get a cat scan of my mouth so the dentist could determine (very exactly) if she need a bone graft for my implant..( she will not need it). What was amazing is they gave her a copy of it on a disk and sent one to her dentist. She heard from him before we even got home today to tell her a bone graft would not be necessary! What incredible service. We also went on a hunt for fabric at the department store Gran Chapur, which is a higher end shop. We found some incredible fabrics and had a hard time choosing. I ended up with some linen to make a few outfits. The white I had found at Asis was cheaper so I also made a stop there again to get some to try doing some dying.

Discovering the streets of Merida on foot is so much better than in a car. I love the different tropical flowers.

Alexis took this of me admiring the house

Alexis trying to decide if she wants to buy this house!


Dara returns today so I will be pleased to have him back here by my side!

Posted by OhUiginn 08:07 Archived in Mexico

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Hi, Andrea.
Just now checking out your blog. Looks quite cool down Yucatan way. I really loved it there. Would be interested in checking out your community there sometime. Have you ever taken a class at Los Dos cooking school? Stay well. KC

by Kathy Curran

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