Clogs

I discovered the other day that clogs came from the celts. They were different to the Dutch ones, due to the often muddy and wet conditions, and they had platforms so their feet would not get wet. Farmers used them mostly. then, thanks to Sybille Yates, i came across this wonderful little YouTube clip of …

Life in Santiago

Right now, I'm sitting under the ancient stone arches in Rua Nova, enjoying the hustle and bustle and the ambience of Santiago life. Children walk by dressed in their quaint little dresses and 'outfits', followed by their beautifully dressed parents. Yes, Santiago may be a smallish town but they have style. European women dress beautifully. …

Routine

6 weeks in Santiago and I'm still pinching myself every day. I live in a tiny country town and I wake each morning to roosters crowing, birds awakening and dogs barking in the distance. This morning I can't see out my window for the fog that's rolled in and the air is still. It is …

WARNING- don’t read if you are Catholic!!! (You may be offended )

It's been a while since I posted a blog and I have no idea where the time has gone. School was changed to afternoons for two weeks and it has thrown my routine out badly. I'm used to the delight of afternoon siesta now. It has not been possible because of school and it is …