Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Happy Valentine's Day

Saying that, it isn't here, although you hear more about it now than over previous years, Colombia has it's version called Amor y Amistad (Love and Friendship) in September, why? because it exports nearly all it's flowers to other countries in February, leaving none for the home market, that's the reason I was given anyway.

It is feeling as if our holiday is nearly here, we went and bought our foreign currency this morning in the City, it was strange, it was the first time for a long time that I actually enjoyed shopping with Marcela, normally I find an excuse to go off and meet up later, she is murder to shop with, I think she feels the same way, but today was different, maybe because she has been working all hours, and it was the first time for ages that we had some 'our' time.

We met up with my Father-in-law, Henry, in Bello at midday, he had travelled seven hours by bus from Caucasia to house sit, and look after the dogs whilst we are away. He left a day early in case there were hold ups with the terrorist group ELN blowing up roads or vehicles, which has been prevalent up his way. We went for lunch, then came home for a siesta.

Late afternoon, we spent packing our cases, mainly so I had some idea of weight, but we are well under, we are permitted two cases each, but one each is more than enough, thank goodness. The dogs sat watching the whole process, which took longer than usual, because we split all our clothes between the two cases, just in case the Airline loses one, we will at least have something to wear, if they lose two, then we are buggered! With us being on a two leg flight, the possibility is certainly higher, especially in this part of the world.

Tomorrow, Henry and I will go down to Copacabana to buy the fresh fruit and veg he wants whilst we are away, I also need to make a purchase, that I forgot whilst we were out today, new locks for our cases.

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