Saturday 18 February we had a party with our neighbours Ann and Marcial, who live for three months in Charco del Palo. Marcial cooked different sorts of delicious Spanish Paella, and we as neighbours met each other and also new friends who had come. It was an international party. We discovered that the people who came together were born in 10 different countries; Belgium, Scotland , England, Germany, Switzerland, Indonesia, Canary Islands, Spain, Netherlands and Cuba. Most of them live in Charco now, and enjoy that very much.
We eat, drank and sang together, and learn to know and appreciate each other. Somebody brought a guitar, another a mouth harmonica, and we song old songs. Peter from Scotland showed us his talent, he sang like an opera singer and his voice fill up the whole room. Scottish songs we all like. Joachim from Cuba sang his "Guantanamera" There was a beautiful djembe play from Karin, and Antonio played the tambourin.
The outside world can look like mad these days but Charco del Palo is the place to be in peace and joy together.
King and Tineke, calle Seifio 13B
And we have also discovered the new "dessert orchides".
They are coming again and are so beautiful, here some photos from last year. A miracle that they grow in the dry sand around Charco.