The Christmas Season is at hand. I want to know what is typically done in town in the way of gift giving and tipping this time of year. I know that folks paid a salary receive something called an “alguinaldo” from their employers that is sort of a year end bonus. Should I additionally give small gifts to house staff and gardeners What would be appropriate gifts? Should I tip the gas delivery people, the trash collectors, etc?
Advice From Tía María Sue
I love hosting house parties here in San Miguel for my friends from the States. I enjoy creating an itinerary for my guests and showing them the sights and sounds of San Miguel. I do get frustrated though with the guests that want me to function as the foreign exchange window at the bank.
The SPA’s adoption fee is 600 pesos and includes all current vaccinations, deworming, sterilization, and more. Meet these adorable teenagers at the SPA, Los Pinos 7, Monday-Saturday between 11am and 2pm 415 152 6124.
This Persian recipe is a wonderful version of our familiar omelet, perfect for lunch. Create your own variation with tomatoes, black olives, capers, additional fresh herbs, or extra nestled sunny side up eggs!
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All Signs: There are two big changes this week: The Sun moves into Aquarius, which brings a shift for everyone for the next four weeks.
Don’t let COVID prevent you from attending these world-class literary events, our January programs, right in your own home!
A perfect day for me could be a Wednesday, since I find them a little more interesting because of my participation in the radio.
This workshop taught by Laura Santullo will provide a theoretical approach to several of the fundamental tools when writing a film script through a hands-on process of guided writing.
For me a perfect day is Sunday. I very much enjoy getting up early so I can feel the cold morning air on my face as I ride my bicycle.
The Writers’ Conference Executive Committee wishes all readers and writers a Happy and Productive New Year. We invite you to start the year off with inspiration from two distinguished authors who will be speaking to you right in your own living room!
The San Miguel Poetry Café will feature two local San Miguel poets, Carolyn Studer and Subalekha, and one “returning son,” Alan Chazaro, who will read via Zoom on Thurs, Dec 17, 5pm. The online event is free of charge. Pre-registration is required at sanmiguelliterarysala.org
On December 12 i Mezcal-Art is putting together a dance-a-thon in their location at Calzada de la Estación 59.
“People don’t get how fabulous these online events are. There’s no straining to hear from the back rows. You are totally intimate and personal with these famous authors! It’s the most star-studded lineup of programs the Writers’ Conference has ever pulled together!” This, according to a fan of the new online format of the Writers’ Conference.
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