Sunday, 6 January 2013
Since this is my first post of the new year, I wish everyone a Happy New Year. Today is the day when gifts brought by the Three Wise Men on their camels are traditionally exchanged in Spain. However, Santa is finding he has more work than usual as he's becoming more and more popular here. To celebrate Epiphany, at least traditionally anyway, we also eat 'roscón de Reyes' (and drink chocolate). People like their roscón different ways: some with whipped cream, trufa or, like me, plain. Inside each cake there are two items to be found. One is a faba bean, and the person getting the faba bean has to pay for the cake the following year. The other is a 'surprise', a small plastic figurine, and the person who gets it is the king or queen and wears the paper crown that comes with each cake.
Just before I sat down to write this, my phone rang. It was my mad artist-writer friend thanking me for the teacakes, which he loves, and other goodies I make and give out at Christmas. On Christmas Eve I got a voice mail from him saying someone had stolen the teacakes. He's so mad, but sadly he told me that his mother is now suffering from dementia senile, so he's eating lots of avocados. According to him, avocados are good to keep memory loss at bay. He said he'd made a concoction of avocado, nuts and honey for her. and was thinking of commercializing it as Dr. H.
There are gremlins or something about today. I posted a comment on Kris's page while I was using the ipad this morning, but the comment disappeared. I'm going to re-post now. I got a new camera for Christmas, not a great one, but then I'm not a great photographer. Every time I download photos there's a strange occurence that I'll explain in my next post and see if anyone has an answer.
Now I'm going to go finish putting the Christmas stuff away. It sure has been nice having holidays. Hope everyone has a good week.
Posted by brendainmad at 09:20