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Thursday, 13 October 2011

Flower Presentation

I was really looking forward to the presentation of flowers this year, as our little friend Marta, would be there, in her local traditional costume.

The Valencian costume is a full 'peasant' skirt, with a fine apron on top, and with hair tied into buns at the ears (Princess Laia style) with golden decorations.

As the day progressed, the heavens opened. In true spanish style, the rain came down as though someone had pulled the plug. But - the rain clouds kept moving about, swirling around the valley, so it was hard to know what to do. In the end, I decided that the event must have been called off, as the stage and chairs for the priests and dignatories would be soaked.

We didn't go. The next day, I discovered that it hadn't rained in l'Olleria! What? Although only 1 mile away, the rain turned out to be so locallised, that the town itself didn't get wet. Ah well - we will just have to wait to see the photos of Marta another time.

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