We have just done a four course lunch for Maria and Pepe who live next door and don’t speak a word of English.
They are lovely people and very interesting to listen to. They remember the Spanish Civil War and have seen so many changes in this country. I think I understood about 25% of the conversation and I got about 6 sentences in myself! Andy did really well. His Spanish is fantastico!
We were both completely zonked after they left. The food, wine and concentration made us really tired. No wonder the Spanish have siestas in the afternoon.
The Spanish have road signs especially for moles!
Barking mad! He thinks he’s an ostrich!
Hi All, thought I’d post a couple of recent photo’s. The weather gods who have previously smiled on us certainly changed their tune last night. 60mph winds, driving rain, thunder, lightning and hail all night, and we quickly realised that it is not just thermal insulation this place lacks. It was a bit like being inside a drum while someone fired scrap metal at it! The repairs that were carried out last time we were flooded at least prevented any water getting in, but we have discovered that there is a well beneath the kitchen floor, and we could hear the water rushing into it! Today is cold wet and windy, so we are huddled in front of the wood burner with the Sunday papers and our Spanish homework. We have used about six weeks supply of logs in the past two weeks! We have been talking about coming back here next year as we both like the area, but I don’t think it will be to this house!
My first performance with the choir went really well. It was at the 5* Paradour hotel (very swish), to a sell-out crowd of 300. They make a really good sound, and are quite demanding about knowing your part thoroughly, so I’m doing quite a lot of practice. Seven more shows before Christmas, three on the same day next Saturday.
It was really good to get a comment from Rock on the blog. We never quite know who is reading it, so keep posting the comments and let us know how you are. Finally, many congratulations to Shari and Simon on the arrival of a bouncing boy, James Anthony. All the best. Andy.