Christmas Day

Didn’t get up in the best frame of mind, too little sleep,I think. Still by three we were washed up and ready to go out. We were not expecting much today, but then those are the days we are least disappointed.

We walked down to El Beso, Canning was closed as were a lot of milongas, so our choice was limited. Beso today would be the old Arranque crowd. True to form there were some old faces there and after a poor start Viv did a lot better than she had expected. I danced with a few ladies that I have not seen in some time, but the numbers were low so we missed a few tandas.

Still we had a good two hours and I even managed to get Viv up for the chacarera. But it was soon time to leave, we have some nice Beefe de Lomo waiting in the fridge. This is the trouble with eating at home, it eats into dancing time. Still this was to be our Christmas dinner so off we went.

The weather forecast said light cloud all day. Just like Micheal Fish and “no hurricane” it was wrong. It was absolutely hammering down and we in light clothing and no umbrellas. We dived into the subte and fortunately only had a four minute wait. Trains can be unreliable on ferria days. When we came out we stayed close to the buildings and managed not to get too wet.

When we got back I had to go straight out again, beer was needed. Fortunately the chino is close and there is very little traffic to slow my progress.

Well the lomo was excellent and cooked beautifully by Viv. To think I have three more pieces in the freezer.


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2 responses to “Christmas Day

  1. tangobob

    Irene, If you are on Google Chrome, you should get a box in the top right hand corner. It says “Translate this Page” The translation is far from perfect, as it does not like Argentine Spanish, but it should help you.

  2. Irene

    Happy Christmas Rob and Viv. Sorry that I am a little late with this greeting – Ii had meant to write to you yesterday! Thank you so much for the link to the Café Cortàzar. It is going to take me some time to decipher the text but I shall do my best – the café looks very attractive both inside and out. Enjoy the rest of the festivities. Love to you both. Irene. Xxx

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