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November 23, 2009

The handkerchief plant is even blooming now!

I haven’t been blogging very frequently lately.  I think the enthusiasm for writing ebbs and flows, right now I have been spending more of my energy doing other things – knitting, reading, helping a friend with a new business, and getting back into the swing of wintertime social and cultural events.

I am not working any more (at least for pay!) but Paul is – most days he works about four hours for his former employer.  He tries to keep it to morning hours so we can do things together in the afternoon and evening – but he is truly not retired!  I usually do housework, shopping, etc while he is working, and then when he’s done we go do the fun stuff.

Mazatlán has a cultural festival every fall that is always good but this year seems extra interesting.  Dance, Music, Clowns, Film, Parades and other events happen almost daily.  The venues are varied and it is always a good time.  A nice thing for those of us on Facebook is that if you become a friend of Mazatlán Cultura they invite you to all events so you always know what’s going on. In previous years we had to work at it to know what was happening around town.

The weather has been perfect and we are enjoying sleeping with the windows open.  We’ve been swimming at the beach a few times lately, and the water has been perfect as well.  All of the plants that had been damaged during Tropical Storm Rick have recovered and are enjoying the cooler weather, too.

Life is very good, and we are enjoying our third fall in Mazatlán.


The datura has recovered nicely!

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I'm Nancy, a US expat living in San Antonio Tlayacapan, Jalisco after 11 years in Mazatlán, México.

    1. Nancy,
      I just finished a woderful book that I know you would love. It’s called Hot House Flower and the 9 plants of desire. By Margot Berwin. It is a Novel and takes place mostly in the Yucatan. Your Datura is one of the 9 plants of desire.

    1. Hi Nancy
      I’ve tried to find Mazatlán Cultura on Facebook but I’m not having any luck. Do you have any more info aobut how to find it? Or if you are a member, can you invite me? Not sure how the FB groups work! Thanks!!!

    1. hey there. I am glad to hear that the plants are doing well. With their new happy home on the balcony I would be happy to. Thanks for the heads up on Leslie coming. I wish I could have seen her. I too have not been blogging much. I am glad to hear that you have been doing other fun activities. I hope all is well. Enjoy the culture- we are seriously lacking here in Tulum. I mean- we have the AMAZING culture of the Maya but not a whole lot of festivals and celebrations of major events. 🙁 maybe I am just out of the loop. I hope so.

      1. Mindy, Thanks, yes everything is doing well here. We are having fun, and the cultural stuff, part of it is because Maz is a big city (we hear from 300,000 to 5000,000 people, so of course there would be more cultural events. But I do think they do a great job keeping things hopping around here!

        Trish, I sent you the link via Facebook.

        Mike, Thanks!

        Chrissy, Thanks for the recommendation, I have added it to my wish list!

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