Monday, October 31, 2022

Monday 31 st October 2022…happy Halloween!!

 Started my day at 8.15 am with my yoga class and then took my scooter, Little Yella 

to the hospital she is sick and needs a tune up and then did lots of walking had to go up into centro which was pretty busy…..some sights along the way.

Had a great walk with Frida 

and then went to my English class where Adriana was celebrating her birthday, again sorry I cannot show their faces but she had a lovely little party and loved her cake which you can tell, she plays the guitar!!

I love the quote…

Lots of steps today!!

Stay safe and healthy!!

Yashi Kochi!!

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Sunday 30 th October 2022….day off!!

 This was a day off for me and I spent the morning doing laundry…..I love that I have laundry facilities here at my casita and I never use the dryer always hang my clothes up in the sun 

but I have problems with drying the sheets so this morning I had a brainwave, no comments please🤢🤢🤢

And now I have a line to hang up the sheets and big towels!!

Re potted a couple of my plants, love the yellow pots contrasting the blue walls….

 and the plants seem to be doing better since I took them off the steps and moved them to the roof.

I did take Frida for a long walk and we went to the huge local cemetery where the workers and families are busy getting the grounds cleaned up and decorated for the celebrations which begin on Tuesday…

…I do not think it right to go to the cemetery on those days which is why I went today and also to pay my respects to my dear old friend Guy who is resting in the cemetery….I sent those photos to Linda who loves the Mexican tradition of this time of the year and she thanked me for saying hi to Guy♥️♥️

A beautiful photo copied from the internet of the butterfly dress..

I also made a few changes to Andy’s altar in my casita!!

Stay safe and healthy!!

Yashi Kochi!!

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Saturday 29 th October 2022… busy day!!

 I have been meeting Vane every Saturday for nearly two years now she is on a Joventes scholarship at university studying mechanical engineering and I am her English tutor, she is such an amazing young woman and sometimes I think her English better than mine……

Every Saturday she is hired to teach English to a small class of youngsters, I am so very proud of her for doing this.

Today I went to their class with a juice and granola bar for the kids, they are so much fun to be around!!

Each one of them wrote me a lovely note!!

This afternoon I took Gracie’s dogs out into the country they had a blast out there and it was serene and beautiful….

Nice to be away from the hustle and  bustle of CENTRO and all the Day of the Dead celebrations!!

Stay safe and healthy!,

View of Blaze from my casita!!!

Yashi Kochi!!!

Friday, October 28, 2022

Friday 28th October 2022…a good day!!

 Today was my training day the sessions are always very hard and I always enjoy them after I have done the last exercise!!

Lynn and I did some food hamper deliveries in centro this afternoon 

and then I took Frida on a nice long walk!!

Now going to relax with tea, a couple of cookies and my show!!

Stay safe and healthy!!

Yashi Kochi!

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Thursday 27th October 2022…Family news

 Last night I made a small altar in my casita to honor my nephew Andy, who sadly passed away last year a couple of days before Christmas and I want to share it with you!

I also want to explain what the items are in the photograph…..first of all is the First Nations print of the whale…..When Andy finished university years ago he came to Vancouver Island to visit me for about seven weeks and he really loved Roy Henry Vickers the artist who made this print, much to his Mum’s chagrin, Janet I swear I did not know,  he also got a tattoo of a whale on his shoulder.

We went to his gallery and I bought Andy this print……

When I was over visiting my family in the summer my brother, Malc told me that the print that Andy loved was now in Malc’s house and he asked if I wanted to have it and of course I said yes and I brought it back with me and I have it on my wall…..

Ok now on the table on the left are two photos of Janet and the three kids and the next one of Janet and Andy.

The next little thing is a clay replica of a pizza, Andy loved his pizza!!!

Let me interject here and tell you about the students in my English class….I had class tonight and I showed them this photo and explained all about Andy and when I told them that he loved pizza and that is why I bought the little clay pizza…..well they laughed at me and said that is not a pizza it is a dish of Mole!!…So I said well Andy would not eat Mole but he did love pizza………Then Diana one of my students asked if she could be excused from class for a few minutes and of course I said yes for sure……..she returned a few minutes later and handed me the clay replica of a slice of pizza, gave it to me and said this is for Andy!!

You have no idea just how much I was touched and blessed at her thoughtfulness!!!

So back to the to the Mole is one of the candy skulls, a tradition of the Mexican people, and then a candy dog because Andy loved dogs and he used to walk neighbor’s dogs.

Then candles and Marigold flowers to light the way…….

It is Andy’s birthday on the 7 th November so I will keep the altar till then!!

Today is also the celebration of my Dad’s birthday he would have been 103 today!!!    He was a great man and a fabulous Father always supportive of Malc and myself especially at out football matches!!

The two other photos are of my Dad and his Great Grandson Tom and the other of Andy, Me and Malc doing what Pearson men do well…drink tea whilst watching a football game!!

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...