It's Monday, so it's time to share my weekend: there was a 'Downton' marathon (it's one of the TV programmes I never watch till it comes out on DVD as I hate waiting for the next episode!). Series 6 and the Finale arrived on Friday ...by Saturday night I had bade farewell to all at Downton, feeling that the makers had ended it well- but also left plenty of stories which could be developed if the need/inclination arises (PLEASE let it arise!!) There was time for coffee with friends and some laundry between episodes but not much else!
Sunday saw me doing something I haven't done before..attending the 'Blessing of the Animals' in the village....if you didn't know, St Anthony is the patron Saint of animals and here in Spain ' El Dia de Sant Antoni ' is celebrated by animals being blessed by the local Priest. In our village that means our Priest stands outside the Church, in front of the statue of San Antoni and blesses each animal with Holy Water as it is brought past by its owner(s):
There were horses:
There were hamsters and dogs:
There was even an enormous tortoise( resplendent in a red bow and arriving in a shopping cart!).....
and of course there were more dogs...
I didn't take Boo with me, as I knew she would get over-excited at being among so many other animals, not to mention the crowds but I will seriously think about taking her next year.
Waving to SIAN and the usual 'Mondayers'...and wishing you all a good week
Thanks for dropping by!
Take care of you