Good Evening

Although it’s evening I can show you how our morning began. The sun now rises quite early and although the blinds are closed in my bedroom, it does fight its way through the slits. Living now alone at home, I do not have to consider anyone else, so I rise and draw up the blinds and open the bedroom window. I put on my dressing gown and take a few wary steps outside with my telephone camera and this photo is one of the results.

Otherwise nothing special today.

Although I decided to spoil my son and I with a cauliflower cheese, accompanied by a veal chop and chips. Needless to say there was nothing left.

I visited Mr. Swiss this afternoon. My last visit was two days go as I was busy shopping and organising a few other things. I noticed today that my Dyson vacuum cleaner was not working very well and took a closer look. Due to my trials with the shredder the poor vacuum was choking on paper fragments so I cleared it all away and now it is back to normal.

We had our carnival last week and the last evening is celebrated by burning a figure stuffed with fireworks. It is quite a spectacle and my No. 1 son decided to go. I told him to take a few photos, although he only had his mobile phone camera.

The photos came out a bit small so I had to enlarge them.

This one shows the exploding fireworks.

And here it was almost finished.

And this was all that was left. Before the burning ceremony a carnival band marches around the figure. I must say praise to my autistic son. He did it all himself and sent the photos by SMS.

And now the carnival is finished for a year.

And now I am off for the remainder of my Sunday evening. I did take a photo when visiting Mr. Swiss of the area next to the home where he is. It was a nice sunny afternoon, although quite cold.

16 thoughts on “Good Evening

    • Every year they have a theme for the carnival and they burn an effigy to represent the theme. I have no idea what the theme was this year, but if political, then it is local politics. Burning Putin would be an insult to the carnival. He will probably burn in hell one day.

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      • Ah, I see. Do you know they have a giant desert festival in the US every year called Burning Man? They also burn him at the end (I think it’s at the end.)

        100% agree about dipsh*t burning in hell.

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  1. Those Carnival photos came out really nicely! Well done especially with a mobile phone camera. Also your dinner looks and sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing today. Have a good start to the new week!

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  2. Hi, Pat, thinking of you. Congratulations to No.1 son on his photos. I think fireworks are some of the most difficult ones to take but he did so well. In Santa Fe 65 miles north of Albuquerque there is a celebration when Zozobra, Mr Gloom, is burned. People stuff him with notes of things they want to go up in smoke, the figure waves its arms around and groans horribly and thousands collect in the park to watch the spectacle. Yours is a lot more up-close. I’m glad Mr Swiss has settled into his new surroundings and you are making the most of being on your own. Nice that he is nearby so that you can visit regularly. Best wishes, happy Spring! Barb

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    • Carnival seems to be everywhere in various forms. Oursi is tradition for many years. Mr, Swiss is settled but has his problems still in understanding the duty. I am managing OK.


  3. Good morning .. great photos. I have been eating more cauliflower recently .. although I have not tried it with cheese .. I will have to try that .. take care and have a good week. SLP …

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    • Cauliflower cheese is something British. Just cook the cauliflower and make a bechamel sauce with cheese in it, Pour it over the cauliflower and brown it off in the grill or micriwave afterwards, not forgetting to sprinkle cheese over it first of all.


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