Galicia life and experiences as seen from Mer near Sober

Halloween 2015 – The conxuro was read and we are protected for another year

Halloween 2015 - Mer - Sober - Ribeira Sacra

Halloween 2015 – Mer – Sober – Ribeira Sacra


Another year went by – The leaves have colored, ghosts appear and the fire is lit.

The conxuro is read an appropriately saluted with aguadiente or “fire water”.

It was a great evening. Thanks to all our neighbors, friends and acquaintances who came and made this an occasion.

Paco & friend provided great entertainment which, together with some queimada encourage dancing.

To see so many people enchanted by the flames, the conxuro and the “fire water” made us proud to know you all.

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November 2nd, 2015 by lifeingalicia | 1 Comment »

Just when I did my fist selfie – Kremlin bans selfies – Xunta to follow ?

Life here in Galicia is hotting up.

Next week average of 32C is predicted.

My first selfie

My first selfie

Just when I came round to take my first selfie what do I read in the news?







The Kremlin is starting to ban public selfies. They have created a whole bunch of pictos to enforce / demonstrate this.


OK it is aimed at dangerous situations but there is a general one as well.





So one wonders when this will be adopted by the Galician Xunta




It would look like this on the scarcely available tourist maps / guides.

No selfies in Galicia

No selfies in Galicia










Well then here is a slideshow of flowers guarantied to NOT being selfies.


More not so selfies soon………

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July 11th, 2015 by lifeingalicia | Comments Off on Just when I did my fist selfie – Kremlin bans selfies – Xunta to follow ?

Dangerous times for raspberries

The Candidate

The Candidate

These days it is very dangerous to be a raspberry.

Our friends from over there (ocean) always have to know precisely what they eat.

Although from their size you wouldn’t think so.

Here is my “make up”:

According to the USDA National Nutrient Database, one cup of raspberries (about 123 grams) contains 64 calories, 1.5 grams of protein, 0.8 grams of fat, and 15 grams of carbohydrate (including 8 grams of fiber and 5 grams of sugar).

Ancient secret ?

Ancient secret ?

Now he might know that :   Eating one cup of raw raspberries will provide 54% of your vitamin C needs, 12% of vitamin K, 6% of folate, 5% of vitamin E, iron, and potassium, and 41% of manganese needs for the day as well as lesser amounts of thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc and copper.

So here at Zapatero / Casa de las Flores  we eat while we pick. Once my face looks similar to that of the turtle I start collecting them.
If you can't eat anymore - simply drink them....

If you can’t eat anymore – simply drink them….

Greek Yogurt with Raspberries – Or if you happen to have yesterdays in the freezer use frozen ones and make soft ice…….


Everything that passes the above challenges tends to be made into Marmalade.
Which I think is a fitting end to a fruit and a story.
Till next time…..
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June 15th, 2015 by lifeingalicia | Comments Off on Dangerous times for raspberries