Interesting series of events this past week: Carnaval; the Pope’s resignation; a bolt of lightning striking the Vatican within a few hours of the Pontiff’s announcement; the celebration of Santa Eulalia (Barcelona’s other patron saint); Pancake Day (Shrove Tuesday); Ash Wednesday — the beginning of Lent (la Queresma), the burying of sardines and Real Madrid vs. Man. Utd.; Valentine’s Day on Thursday; the meteor strike near Cheylabinsk, in the Russian Urals on Friday; FC Granada vs. Barça on Saturday; and on Sunday: human tower building (castellers) and the first correfoc (fire-run) events of the year.
What a week — what a week to be alive.
Spring is on the way.
Disfrutalo! Enjoy it!