Friday, June 23, 2006

S.João

Over here, every town has a popular saint - don't ask me how they came up with that - which means there are street parties everywhere for one night. Tomorrow's the popular saint of Porto, São João (saint John, in his universal name), so the party is tonight. It means a lot of fireworks, sardines, popular songs, bonfires...
It's actually quite nice, especially if you've never experienced it before. I think I'll be going to a party but I won't dance around because my back is killing me. Anyway, I'm not really in the mood, feeling very reflective today.
Heard some disturbing news this week: Top of the Pops is ending. That's a real shame - I have very nice teenage memories of TOTP and it's a classic - things like that should never end.

7 comments:

kimananda said...

But the big question is how many people you plan to hit over the head with a plastic hammer? Or is that just a myth spread by Lisboetans to taint the good name of the people of your fine city?

Meow said...

Hope it is a wonderful party, and I hope your back gets better soon.
Have a great weekend.
Take care, Meow

Devil Mood said...

Kimananda: lol That's true for some people, but actually there were no hammers in my party. But there were a lot of paper balloons - it's beautiful to throw them in the air :) But you wouldn't imagine how cold it was yesterday!

Meow: It wasn't too bad. Thanks! Have a great weekend yourself :)

Maddy said...

sardines are worth the visit
alone...

TOP OF THE POPS ENDING????
I GREW UP ON THEM!!!!!!

Cathy said...

I've been feeling reflective as well; I hope you are feeling better and go out and have fun!

Devil Mood said...

Maddy: The sardines were good yesterday. I'd send you some but it's a little difficult ;) I have grown up on top of the pops too...like many people, it's a shame!

Cathy: Trips make people think sometimes ;) I'm feeling better today, thanks!

jackt said...

All good things must eventually come to an end, unfortunately. Even Top of the Pops.