Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Tuesday 30 th November 2021…thank you

Thank you for the many calls and kind emails I have received over the loss of Einstein…..

I spent the majority of this day on the road between vets and offices making sure that the two other dogs, Scout and Negrita are ok and they are!!

I think I have deserved a long soak in the tub so that is where I am heading!!

Many thanks..

Stay safe and healthy!!

Yashi Kochi!!

Monday, November 29, 2021

Monday 29 th November 2021..tragic day!!!

I think today I had to do something that ranks as one of the hardest  things in my life…..

My buddy Einstein had to be sent into doggie heaven…….he just had some serious medical issues which were not operable and Gracie made the decision which obviously was so hard for her but even more so because she is in Florida at the moment.

So I went and said farewell to him he was such a loving and easy going dog..

Rest In Peace Einstein!!!

Stay safe and healthy!!
Yashi Kochi!!

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Saturday 27 th November 2021….just a stroll down town!,

Saturday mornings always start with two hours of great tennis and this morning was no exception…….the skies were clear, the sun was out, the banter was in top form and even an occasional good shot!!

Came home and took the dogs for a nice long walk around the hood and then went into centro to see the sights and practice my new iPhone camera….

Now it is time to watch a pre recorded soccer game from England!!

Stay safe and healthy!!!

Yashi Kochi!!

Friday, November 26, 2021

Friday 26th November 2021…lovely day!!

A big warm and happy thanks to my friends Teri and Mike who invited me to a wonderful thanksgiving giving dinner this afternoon!!!

Stay safe and healthy!!!

Yashi Kochi!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Tuesday 23 rd November 2021…. A nice day!!!

A relaxing and good day starting off on the tennis courts where I often could be seen flying through the air😁😁😁

I then went and picked up the 25 food hampers bags and delivered them to Lynn’s house….

Love the camera on my new phone…my fave flowers…

Spent some time on the lounger and as always Einstein is never far away…

And tonight was I happy????

You be the judge!!

I do like these..

Stay safe and healthy!,

Yashi Kochi!!

Monday, November 22, 2021

Monday 22 nd November 2021…. A temporary location!!

Today I moved into Gracies home for three weeks to take care of the house and the kids….

Always fun to stay here because I really enjoy the three dogs….

They all are so cute and loving…here is Negrita and her favorite position for her head…

Einstein follows me everywhere…

Scout is Gracies dog but she also likes me, I think, no I know she does!!!

There is another reason l enjoy staying here…

Enough said!!

Stay safe and healthy!!

Yashi Kochi!!!

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Sunday 21 st November 2021…..tennis and hiking!,

Spent the morning watching the finals of the last tennis tournament of the year and I enjoyed the inc performances of both players!!

This afternoon I went hiking with my friend Genevieve and her dog Luey and she was teaching me how to use the camera settings on my new IPhone 12…..these are some of the shots!!

Finally the moon is still very bright!!

Stay safe and healthy!!

Yashi Kochi!!

Friday, November 19, 2021

Friday 19 th November 2021…..good thoughts!,

I do like  these little snippets…

A friend of mine took this photo yesterday evening…

Stay safe and healthy!!

Yashi Kochi!!

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Thursday 18th November 2021….relaxing day

great game of tennis this morning followed by a relaxing afternoon of watching tennis…

then walked Frida and for a change watched more tennis tonight!!

Stay safe and healthy!!

Yashi Kochi!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Wednesday 17th November 2021..big win

the usual busy Wednesday highlighted by a 420 pesos win at poker..great walk with Frida and a lovely hours conversation with Martha…

incredible weather on Vancouver Island..this link is worth watching!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Tuesday 16 th November 2021….lucky me!!

I feel so lucky and blessed to be able to spend one hour a day with this amazing friend……she is totally loving, kind and a great listener to all my stories…..

Frida you brighten my life!!!

Stay safe and healthy!!

Yashi Kochi!!

Monday, November 15, 2021

Monday 15 th November 2021…Revolution Day holiday!!

Mexico’s Revolution Day (Dia de la Revolucion) is a national public holiday that celebrates a 10-year revolution that began in 1910 to end the struggle against dictator José de la Cruz Porfirio Diaz Mori. It is on the third Monday in November, near the official day on November 20.

Is Revolution Day Memorial a Public Holiday?

Revolution Day Memorial is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

The Revolution Memorial in all its glory in Mexico City, Mexico. 


Celebrate Revolution Day

Outdoor events such as bazaars, festivals and parades are part of the Revolution Day celebrations, where shouts of “Viva la Revolución!” and “Viva Mexico!” are heard. Stories are told or sung about the revolutionary heroes who ended the struggle and helped to reform Mexico. Festive foods include enchiladas, tostadas, tacos, and fajitas. The Mexican flag – a tricolor of green, white and red with the national coat of arms in the center of the white stripe – is flown on Revolution Day.

Public Life

Revolution Day is a public holiday in Mexico. Banks, schools, government offices and many businesses are closed. Some streets and roads may be closed or restricted in towns and cities to make way for large celebrations. People intending on travelling via public transport in Mexico should check with public transit authorities on any timetable or route changes.

About Revolution Day

The Mexican revolution started in 1910 to get rid of president Porfirio Díaz. He originally tried to revolt against Benito Juárez in 1871, but did not come into power until 1876, when he was president for one month. He was also president from 1877 to 1880, and from 1884 until 1911. While economic growth and modernization occurred, this progress did not filter through to many Mexicans, including labor workers and people in the poorer parts of Mexico. Several key players, including Francisco Madero, organized the revolt against Díaz. Madero was then elected as president in 1911.

November 20 was the original public holiday date for Revolution Day until 2005. A change in Mexico’s labor law instituted that Revolution Day would be a public holiday across the country on the third Monday of November as of 2006.

Did You Know?

A bandit and Robin Hood outlaw named Pancho Villa played an important role in the Mexican revolution. He became a legendary hero not just for robbing the rich and sharing with the poor, but also for leading one of the most crucial military campaigns during the uprising.

Stay safe and healthy!!

Yashi Kochi!

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Sunday 14th November 2021…my travels!!

Some of my travels over the years….

I have been in many places, but I've never been in Kahoots. Apparently, you can't go alone.  You have to be in Kahoots with someone.

I've also never been in Cognito.  I hear no one recognizes you there.

I have, however, been in Sane.  They don't have an airport; you have to be

driven there.  I have made several trips there, thanks to my children, friends,

family and work.

I would like to go to Conclusions, but you have to jump, and I'm not too much on physical activity anymore.

I have also been in Doubt.  That is a sad place to go, and I try not to visit

there too often. 

I've been in Flexible, but only when it was very important to stand firm.

Sometimes I'm in Capable, and I go there more often as I'm getting older.

One of my favorite places to be is in Suspense!  It really gets the adrenalin

flowing and pumps up the old heart!  At my age I need all the stimuli I can get!

I may have been in Continent, but I don't remember what country I was in.  It's an age thing.  They tell me it is very wet and damp there

Stay safe and healthy!!

Yashi Kochi!!

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Saturday 13 th November 2021…I love this!!

There are four Native American Indian spirituality laws that say nothing happens for no reason in life. When you do understand this, it's very easy to handle and you confidently look at what's happening, thankful for what was there and happy for what's going to happen.

The first law says:

′′ The person you meet is the right one ′′

That is, no one comes into our lives by accident, all the people around us who interact with us, stand for something, either to educate us or to help us in our situation.

The 2th law says:

′′ What happens is the only thing that can happen ′′

Nothing but absolutely nothing of what happens to us could have been different. Not even the most insignificant detail. There just isn't ′′ If I had done it differently... It would have been different..." No, what happens is the only thing that can happen and needs to happen, so we can learn our lessons to get ahead. Everything, yes, every situation that happens to us in life is absolutely perfect, even when our spirit resists our ego and doesn't want to accept it.

The third law says:

′′ Every moment when something starts is the right time ′′

Everything starts at the right time, not sooner or later. When we are ready for something new in our life, it's already there to begin with.

The 4th law says:

′′ What's over is over ′′

It's that simple. When something ends in our life, it serves our development. That's why it's better to let go and move forward, bestowed on the experiences that have now been gained.

I don't think it's a coincidence that you're reading this here. If this text meets you today, it's because you meet the conditions and understand that no rain drop anywhere in the world accidentally falls in the wrong place.

Let it go well...

Love with your whole being...

Being happy without end...

Every day is a happy, happy day.

Stay safe and healthy!!

Yashi Kochi!!

Friday, November 12, 2021

Friday 12 th November 2021..delivery day!!

Reyes and I did the food delivery today to the village Morelos…..

We had thirty boxes of essential food items, some fruits and veggies and some warm blankets and jackets.

As usual we were greeted with smiles and left with many thanks.

Little Emily loved her blanket and told Reyes that she would not be cold again at night!!!!!!

One of the families were using the old barrel to cook and we told them that next week we would bring them out an Eco friendly stove which would help with the cooking facilities, be more energy efficient and eco friendly and importantly save for the children to be around!!

Always come home feeling humble and blessed.

If you would like to donate cash, unwanted items, warm clothes of blankets please contact me at


This afternoon took Frida on a great walk..

A friend told me that my plants needed more sunshine so I moved them all to my roof….I actually like that is frees up my stairs nto the casita and now they have a home with a nice view of the mountains!!

my last thing to do today was to meet with Vanessa, my young student and for a change I took my iPad to the cafe where we meet and gave her a slide show of my family, trips and other things ..she really enjoyed that, she is amazing and her English really good!!

 stay safe and healthy!

Yashi Kochi!!

Thursday 5 th January 2023…it was a great run!!!

 This was my first ever blog post back in November of 2006!!! With just a couple of days off I have written a blog every day since and I hav...