Sunday December 22nd.Winter Equinox.

Written by Jack van Ommen on December 22nd, 2013

But it was a sunny warm summer like day here on Mallorca. I had been under the weather a bit with a cold or possibly a touch of the flue. And today was the first day since Tuesday that I ventured outside. I had not missed much because it has been rainy and stormy, till this morning. I went to the 10.30 mass at the Cathedral. This time I could follow most of the sermon because the priest spoke slow and clearly. Afterwards I strolled through the old part of the town and visited the  Arabian steam baths, dating back to the 10th century. There is much to see here, some unusual architecture like the one picture of the unusual ornate decorations on this early 20th century building. There are many good museums.

My cousin Gido van Ommen and his wife will be my hosts in Heemstede once again, upon my January 8 arrival. Later in the month I will be the guest of my distant relatives  in Eck en Wiel where I house/chicken sat last February.

Susan Jachimiec just wrote a review for “The Mastmakers’ Daughters” , hers makes the third review. I really appreciate this and if you have read the book and feel it worth a review I will be very grateful since this helps my sales of the book. It is slowly starting to spread to more readers beyond the original group of friends and acquaintances.

I shall most likely celebrate Christ’s Birth quietly and attend the midnight mass at the Cathedral.

 

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