Celebrating Father’s Day in Mexico

Father’s day in Mexico is known as Día del Padre and like all Mexican celebrations it’s a day full of fun, fiestas and of course food. Father’s day here is celebrated on the 3rd sunday of June like most other countries which in my case is very useful. I’ve lost count of the number of times I have forgotten Mother’s day as here in Mexico it is celebrated in May but back home it is in March! Needless to say my mum now gets to celebrate 3 mother’s day a year just in case! Thank god for international flower delivery companies and paypal!

Family is very important here in Mexico, maybe more so than in other countries, so celebrations such as Father’s Day are always celebrated in a big way. Although it is not a national holiday that doesnt make it any less celebrated (although an extra day of work wouldn’t be bad). Mexican chocolate and all kinds of sweet goodies normally play a big part on the day itself!

My dad is normally here with me at this time of year but due to health issues, this year we’ll be celebrating Father’s Day apart. So Dad.. this blog post is dedicated to you and I can’t wait to see you soon. No matter where I am, or how old I get, I’ll always be your little girl. I love you daddy!

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El Candigato.. Morris

I present to you, Morris, the 2012 candidate for the mayorship of the city of Xalapa, the capital of Mexican state of Verzacruz..

Yes, Morris is a cat and he is running for mayor this July 7th.

Morris has been put forward as presidential candidate on behalf of the people as a protest towards the current government situation. What started out as a Facebook page has now turned into a revolution with current surveys showing that Morris is in fact the most popular candidate this year.

 If I could vote, I would vote for Morris! Stay tuned for the result of the election on July 7th!

Rain, Rain and more Rain.. Welcome to (a very wet) Paradise!

Everyone assumes that living in the Caribbean means sunshine 365 years a year! I have to admit that the weather did have something to do with me moving to Mexico however little did I know that the rain can be just as strong as the sun and this week was a classic example of such.

It started raning on Saturday and continued all the way through to Wednesday, and when I say rain I don’t mean regular rain; I mean full blow tropical thunderstorm. It was our official welcoming into the Cancun rainy season. I like to think of it as preparation for Hurricane Season! According to regional news reports, we received 35% of our yearly rainfall in just a few days.

comopezJust a portion of the main Cancun-Playa Del Carmen that I had the great pleasure of driving through various times during the storm! I have a whole new respect for my truck who managed to survive the beating I gave it this week! The sign above says “Como Pez En El Agua” translates as “Like A Fish In Water” . Completely unintentional however entirely fabulous promotion for the water park XelHa. And below one of the main streets in Playa Del Carmen right in the middle of the storm..

rain

Everyone laughed when I bought these boots…… Guess who’s laughing now! hehehe I got to go play in the rain and still keep my feet dry!

My Sexy Union Jack Wellies!!

Unfortunately one of the downfalls (no pun intended) of getting so much rain in such a short period of time is that the streets and drainage systems are not able to cope leading to severe flooding in the entire state. On the plus side, it did only last a few days and the sun is shining again now so i’m heading off to the Beach.. Have a great sunday everyone!