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Our first big Norte

Week 5

sunny 25 °C

When I can't sleep at night not because of noise I focus on the waves to lull me back to sleep and if that doesn't work; read!
My night was interupted several times by my husbands phone telling him the battery is low. I finally woke him to get it plugged in; only to be woken up again by a whimpering dog outside my window. He obviously was trying to get to the beach and my gate was closed. He tried this yesterday as well but whimper long enough that I was unable to get back to sleep.
It is nice to have Ian and Sheila back here but without their long time friends Maggie and John. Maggie isn't well and will be staying home this year. We will miss them this season for sure.

This week there was a large influx of people arriving from up north. this was felt both at the knitting and euchre where we had 7 tables! I think that might be a record. We had a lovely visit with our longtime friend Claudia Mejorado; Erika's sister who came with her baby last week. It was nice catching up with her news and hearing her improved English. Our neighbour Sharon joined us at dinner, for the lovely 'chiles rellenos' from the 'Cocina Economica' Dona Mary! they are always so good from there. Photo was not taken for some reason!

Woke up to a super calm day! I wonder if this is the calm before the storm. This year there have not been many Norte and we have only experienced one. We have had rain but mostly in the evening.


When 'Nortes' arrive it is big Netflix time. We have been intrigued by the one show that I am sure isn't available in Canada called "the Americans' about Set in the early 1980s during the Cold War, The Americans is the story of Elizabeth (Keri Russell) and Philip Jennings (Matthew Rhys), two Soviet KGB officers posing as an American married couple living in the northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., with their children Paige (Holly Taylor) and Henry (Keidrich Sellati) and their neighbor Stan Beeman (Noah Emmerich), an FBI agent working in counterintelligence.

Another activity we do with a Norte is go into Merida where it will be lovely and cool to walk around the city. Dara has hurt his foot so is not able to come so Sheila, who just arrived this week was keen on going in to get to her usual haunts.
Unfortunately there was the Marathon with it ending at the main square and therefore not allowing vendors to be there until 12:30; but the city hasn't set up their stands so once they are able to sell there is a mishmash of set ups. I did find the one vendor I like with amber and other intriguing jewelry with her husband there he was able to make the earrings I had asked her a few weeks back. This is the lady I have mentioned before in previous years who blesses her pieces before giving them to you. She remembers me year to year with such a wonderful warm hug. There are a few others that greet you with enthusiasm every year too.

IMG_7652.jpg The new giant conversation chairs in Santa Lucia plaza
Walking around the Historic district of Merida

Here is a sample of some favourite Yucatan dishes. At the Chaya Maya restaurant.

The first GORRO Girls meeting since my arrival down here, was yesterday; though a very small group I still got an order for my crocheted hats. She wants it in a colour that I am unable to find at my usual shop. Every year I say I am not making anymore of them but people come up to me asking for them. What to do? what to do?

My walk along 53 to the Merida English Library

Since it was only about 10 blocks for me to walk to my supplier for hammock cotton I took a different route than what I normally do; along 66 from 53 to 65. Take a look :


Check out how small this house is

If you notice this strip of homes are similar; it would have been originally one family home that was then divided as easy son married. They are now sold separately!

Posted by OhUiginn 08:34 Archived in Mexico

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I'm enjoying your blog Andrea. Great pictures

by Anne Goslin

Yet another great blog. I love the pictures at the beach with Norte arriving. Looks even greater in Merida.

by Bonnie

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