Papagayos /kite flying

Kite flying

Papagayos translated really means parrot according to the Collins Spanish/English dictionary so I dont really know how this word was adopted for kite flying . Kite translated into spanish is cometa. So again I really dont know where Papagayos came from. Maybe someone who reads this may know!

Kites BW

The winds are blowing and the children are in heaven making and flying their kites. Whatever material of plastic they find will  stir their  imaginations .

A big plastic bag for the main kite, torn up bits of plastic bags for the tail. Sticks and twigs for the form and lots of string to  make sure it goes as high as possible.flying kites


They get stuck on the electric wires,they fall down with over weight or not enough wind.The tails of the kites shimmer and rustle beneath the sun. One can hear the whirling of the tail as they sore higher and higher.

It is so nice to see children making their own toys instead of bought ones. I feel it  is better for young ones to use their imagination and creativity one never knows where it may lead to in life.

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I can remember when young, my favourite thing to make was what we called stilts. These were made of cans of Lyle.s Golden Syrup.

Lyle's Golden Syrup refinery

Lyle’s Golden Syrup refinery (Photo credit: Gabludlow)

My dad punched holes in the side so I could thread string through long enough to reach my hands. I jumped on the tins and had hours of fun clonking around the front street with my stilts

.How many of you can remember the things you used to make as a child that giave you hours of fun ?

About thepickledonionyucatan

Born in England emigrated to Canada and now reside in the Yucatan Mexico. LIfe is a journey so enjoy as much as you can
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2 Responses to Papagayos /kite flying

  1. Pat C. says:

    we are from the same era…although I have a few kites in my garage and from time to time, dig them out and go fly a kite….without being told. ha ha…my dad used to make the kites from paper and sticks, string, and bits of cotton fabric were torn up and made the tails…the stilts I have walked out and I forgot about the tin cans until you mentioned them..childhood memories are flooding back..thanks for bringing them out….

    • Hello Pat yes we forget lots of thing we used to do with the hussle and bussle of everyday life. It is nice to look at where you were to know now where you are. Valerie

      On Sun, Jan 27, 2013 at 2:07 PM, Thepickledonionyucatan's Blog

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