Sunday, June 24, 2007

Setas y Mercado

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Had a busy few days - got confirmation that we can stand the market at Cangas de Onis every Sunday - demonstrating cane and rush seating) hope to sell a few on the side as well). Been to Palencia to collect a few chairs we had in storage at Rita's (Luis' Sister). Went mushroom hunting with Rita and found about 3 kilos of chanterelles and Marasmius....... eaten both and not dead yet!

We have had a few good walks - the Waterfall is along the Chestnut valley in Cabrales, a lovely lovely walks lined with ancient sweet chestnut trees. Garage still needs completion - door not up to standard so having that replaced. Busy collecting our own produce, lettuce, sugarsnap peas, spring onions, beetroot, carrots.........few visitors over the past couple of weeks, weather improving and the warmth returns. The house is filled with the aroma of our own sweet peas - a novelty here in Asturias.

Thursday, June 14, 2007


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It has been a damp and overcast couple of weeks here in Toriello. Plenty of heavy downpours and impressive storms. The village fiesta took place last month and life here is picking up pace again as holiday makers arrive from all parts of Europe. There has been trouble in town since the regional elections......the long-serving Mayor (12 years) has lost his seat, giving way to the Socialist Party in coallition with the communist party. Some feel 12 years of conservative rule is long enough. With a possible conviction pending for planning irregularities, the ex-Mayor has resigned from the party.....

The garage/workshop is completed apart from some fine tuning to the door and a paint job. Lots of hard-landscaping to be getting on with and of course keeping up with the garden and vegetables.