We stayed the night in Navalguijo. We got here quite late, but did have a brief wander round.
But then again, if we do that we better thank him for the viruses, bacteria, illness and death as well. Instead, let’s thank the scientists who develop the cures and the doctors who administer them.
We would like to wish all our followers the best of times for the next year!
Today is an interesting day. My father is playing his Bandurria in Patrocinio, a residential area outside Talavera.
We have awaken to a sunny and bright morning, hardly Christmas, with a bit of hangover from the day before. Never mind, we are very excited, it is our turn to prove to the family we can also cook. There is a lot to prepare before the family arrives. We have four guests today: my parents, brother and Nuria.
Today, 24th December is when the Spanish most celebrate christmas. It is at dinner time, when family get together to celebrate. However, celebrations start quite early in the day. People of all ages go out just before lunch for caῆas and tapas until quite late.
Guisando is a sleepy village with a tiny population, but quintessentially Spanish, where you get to see tradition in the making. We were lucky enough to experience ‘la matanza’ (the killing of the pig).
We have been keeping an eye on the weather forecast. Temperatures are rising, the best sunny and warm day is today, thursday. It is not that we don’t like bad weather. You know us. Still a clear day, sunny and warm, this makes perfect views from the top and less risky.
We cannot believe we have already spent three weeks in Guisando. Christmas is only a few days away and it is destined to be a busy time. With several bank holidays coming, friends and family will have more time to meet. So far, we have not had the opportunity to see many of them as they have been buried in their daily lives – like we used to be! – .