Hi All. Life continues to be busy and interesting. I had my final sing-out before Christmas last night in a beautiful big church at Benitaxell. The place was packed to the gunwhales. We had forty men singing, and made a really good sound, with a mixed repertoire of English, Spanish and Latin music. I’m not in the slightest bit religious, but some of the church music we have been singing is wonderful. We do a song called ‘Pannis Angelicus’ which makes the hairs on the back of my neck prickle every time we sing it. It’s really quite exciting to be in a good choir which insists that you know your part thoroughly so that the MD can focus on blending the four parts instead of teaching notes. After the concert seventy of us went out for a Chinese meal. Superb food and as much wine as you wanted for 13 euros each. I was glad it was Ann’s turn to drive! We had a really good sing-song which went on until after midnight, then crawled home to a very cold house. Tonight we’re off to our Spanish class Christmas party, and I expect we will sleep for three days after that!
We are starting to put plans together for next year, and are trying to decide whether to stay where we are for an extra couple of months. It’s a lovely place, but if we don’t leave here until the middle of June it doesn’t leave us a lot of time to travel before we have to get back to the UK to MOT and tax the car. We are thinking of leaving the caravan somewhere in the Limousin so that anyone who wants to can use it during the year and it gives us a ‘halfway house’ between England and Spain.
Hope to hear from lots of people over Christmas. All the best. Andy.