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Feeling just a tad lost

Maggie and I went to see a film last night called Blind Sunflowers (Los Girasoles Ciegos). I understood enough of the Spanish dialogue to know it was tedious.

We met one of Maggie's work colleagues at the cinema and we walked her home - I was glad that Maggie did the talking as I fluffed most of my lines, short as they were.

When we got home there was a Woody Allen film on the telly. Woody was hesitating and repeating as he should but, dubbed into Spanish, it wasn't quite the same.

The cats are hiding under the bed still; disoriented.

I have spent several hours talking to my new employers about the various classes I will be teaching. The number of teaching hours keep increasing and things are looking good but the wealth of detail has been a little overpowering.

Stranger in a strange land syndrome.


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This morning, as I cleaned my teeth, I heard hooves in the street. I didn't bother to rush out. I took my time, I put on my boots and strolled out to buy fags and a paper. There were signs of horses or mules or donkeys having passed down the street. When I came out of the fag shop I noticed a fair sized crowd by the Fat Tree but the fun was over, the crowd was drifting away and I didn't have my camera anyway.
I've just checked the town web site and it says that The Brotherhood of Our Lady of the Peña de Francia, having been blessed by a local chaplain, set out on a Romeria (a sort of pilgrimage) from the town today heading for one of the highest peaks in the area - the Peña de Francia. They won't get there till Sunday as it's some 50km from here.