SPOTLIGHT ON SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE | JIM BLAKLEY
Name: Jim Blakley
Hometown: Belleville, Ontario, Canada
How did you end up in SMA, and how long have you been here?: I took an early retirement at 54 and came for a month to visit my daughter and son-in-law, who spent a year teaching in a nearby city called Queretaro (also beautiful and a World Heritage Site). One weekend they flagged down a cab and we drove the 45 minutes to San Miguel de Allende. I was immediately captivated (like most people) and decided then to move to San Miguel.
Star sign: Capricorn
Describe yourself in 3 words, or less: gentle, kind and lazy.
Your current food obsession? Street tacos and baracoa (slow roasted lamb on tacos usually served on Sunday morning).
Who is inspiring you now? People who work really hard on projects as volunteers just for the love of it.
Taco or enchillada? Taco.
Corona or Margarita? Corona.
Favourite Mexican getaway (beside SMA): Club Intrawest in Zihuatanejo.
Life motto? I wish I could say "carpe the shit out of that diem", but the reality is live simply.
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