To make my son’s sheep costume, I used a pair of cream-colored long underwear and glued bunched pillow batting all over it. Next, I bought a cream-colored hat with ear flaps, cutting the flaps off and gluing them on top of the hat like ears. Black gloves and shoes stood in for the hooves. Finally, I blackened the tip of my son’s nose with face paint. Not only did he look adorable, but the long underwear kept him warm outside. I rented a Bo Peep costume (staff, hat, and all) from a local shop, and we went as a pair.
We are all getting sheep costumes except for me. I am going simian.
- Hsieh Ch’ing kao on Spain and Portugal
From the The Hai-Lu (1783-1797), as quoted on this page on this excellent site, again via TdiT: Portugal (called Ta-hsi-yang, or Pu-luchi-shih
- Catalan cock
Since I’m arsing around this morning, here’s some more chicken news. There’s a good story developing up in Pont de Molins,
- Specs on the beach
I do hate to be beside the seaside, unless it’s raining.
- Male genital depilation and the End of the World
Better a vineyard than a field of weeds on Judgement Day.
- The floor of the church, in the form of a Latin cross, is essentially Romanesque, with cruise or transept and walls closing in this style
There is a long history of the cross-fertilisation of marine and ecclesiastical architecture, from Jesus’ boat-church on the Sea of Galilee