In the UK we're usually getting ready to take down the Christmas decorations and carry on with normal boring life after New Year. In Spain it carries on until the 5th for when the 3 Kings arrive and bring the presents to the children.
Once we had eaten, Michael revealed a 'treat' for us to all try. His description was that it would have last been seen at our granny's house, to which Helen (another friend from La Garrofa) replied in her Geordie accent ''It's not me Granny is it?'' It was bright yellow in colour and looked quite stringy, and tasted like a big dry chip. After a lot of unsuccessful guesses Michael confessed that we were eating a yucca plants stem which is a delicacy in Columbia. As far as I'm concerned it can stay in Columbia.
At around 5 the Kings procession arrived! Everyone ran to the balcony edge to watch the grand passing. The road below was full of kids with empty bags waiting for them to be filled with sweets. It was magical. What actually happened is three guys dressed as kings passed by on three car towed trailers and threw sweets at kids. That was it.
If you read this Michael and Lucia thank you for the afternoon, we all enjoyed it and also enjoyed it the next day with the three bags of food we took home. I need the recipe for potato heaven and the salsa but not the yucca, you enjoy that yourself.