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Posts tagged ‘Manzanillo Colima’

Nice Bit of Titti and Fanny Anyone?!


How could we resist a bit of Titti and Fanny to satisfy our hunger? I mean who in their right mind would pass up this opportunity?! My husband, who was still just my boyfriend at the time, and I found these dubiously named snacks whilst travelling in Guatemala in 2008. It was on the island of Peten in Flores, the north east of the country. Titti Chips and Fanny sardines.. for the Americans out there, fanny in England means vagina.. so the irony of naming a tin of sardines Fanny was just too much for me, i had to have them!

So after a period of absence from the blog – i have been training to be a Divemaster and then went on a long awaited trip home to England after four and a half years in Mexico – i am back, and will aim to post regularly again. Recipes and food stuff, maybe some travel pics and anything interesting from my life here in sunny Manzanillo, Mexico.

By the way this post is also a test to see how the quick post option works from my tablet.. so who knows what it will turn out like as i cannot preview it.

Hasta pronto amigos


Dirty Dancing Cops Gettin’ Down at Colima Surf Side, Manzanillo.

Dirty Dancing Cops!

I just had to share this video of the Policia Municipal getting down while directing the holiday traffic. My hubby recorded this yesterday evening when we ventured out into the tourist filled streets of Santiago, Manzanillo. It is Semana Santa (Holy Week), the busiest and most important holiday in Latin America, when everybody and their dog comes to the beach no matter what!

This is at the junction just before Miramar Beach, on the corner where the Colima Surf Side Surf Shack is. The shack is run by a friend of ours, Ricardo, a semi-professional surfer and 100% Manzanillense! You can see us at the end of the video cheering 😛

Colima Surf Side Surf Shack Manzanillo, Colima. Best place in Manzanillo to learn to surf, rent boards or just hang out with surf dudes.

Colima Surf Side – Surf Shack, Manzanillo, Colima. Best place in Manzanillo to learn to surf, rent boards or just hang out with surf dudes.


Liebster Blog Award – PsyKdeliaSmiths’ First Ever Nomination & Nominees

Thank you Matchamochimoo!

Thank you Matchamochimoo!

Liebster Blog Award – PsyKdeliaSmiths’ First Ever Nomination & Nominees

Well I arrived at work earlier than usual today due to the Easter Holidays, and half asleep due to the neighbours partying all night. Got my morning fix of coffee and opened my email to find that PsyKdeliaSmiths’ Kitchen has been nominated for the Liebster Blog Award by Matchamochimoo, the author of one of the fabulous food blogs I follow. I would like to say a huge thank you to her as this is my first ever nomination and didn’t really think anyone was that interested in my little blog!  Since I have started work I do not have as much free time to blog but knowing that the are others that enjoy reading my blog gives me the incentive to keep going!

Once again Thank you to Matchamochimoo for the nomination 🙂

The Award:

What is the award about? Liebster is a German word that means favourite, so after a little investigation I found that this award is presented by bloggers to other bloggers who have 200 or less followers. According to this post by another nominated blogger Sophhy.onimpression.com the award started in Germany in 2010 and there are no real rules, she says:

The real “gist” of the Liebster Award is that there is no real award. There are no judges, no special rules. No website with an official team to congratulate you and hold your hand. It’s mostly what you want it to be. If you receive the award, you can 1) accept it and 2) pass it along. It’s that easy.

The Rules:

  • Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog
  • Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you
  • Copy and paste the blog award on your blog
  • Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserve to be noticed.
  • Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment at their blog.

My Nominations:

In no particular order, but they are all blogs I enjoy and think deserve recognition! Keep up the good work 🙂

1. matchamochi

2. mosta6eel

3. The Iron Cheftress

4. katielovescooking

5. Butter Beans Blog

Ok.. so that’s it! I better get back to work selling water sports and tours in sunny Manzanillo, Mexico – wish me luck 🙂

The hotel where i work in Manzanillo, Colima

The pool and beach outside the hotel where I work in Manzanillo, Colima


Word of the Week – What is a Palapa?


What is a Palapa?


Spaghetti with Pan Fried Clams

Posh food for free..well almost! Spaghetti with Pan Fried Clams:

If you are lucky enough to live by the sea and the tide is right you can make this elegant pasta dish with fresh clams you collected from the beach, otherwise you can always buy them at the fishmongers, supermarket etc. If you can’t find them fresh you can always buy them in a can as a last resort, although, personally i would always go for fresh. (more…)

The Moon Wept as the Ocean Reflected

<img src="lunaymar.jpg" alt="the ocean wept as the moon reflected a painting 2009 manzanillo mexico">–  The Moon Wept as the Ocean Reflected –

(2009) Manzanillo, México

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