And so, once again, our family got together with Eladio's family to celebrate the New Year in León in the Asador de Amancio. This year we were 27 people, with only 2 or 3 members missing, notably Sarita (guapa) who is studying in China, many miles away - Happy New Year sweetie.
As usual the table was divided into 2 generations: the grandchildren (ages ranging from 34 to 14 -Roberto to Alicia!) and the "children" (ages ranging from 60 to 40) plus the Grandmother, Ernestina and my Father, Courtenay. One person was very much missed this year, Antonio, Eladio's Father who died in May. God bless his soul.
And I wish us all a great New Year. I hope, at least, that this year will be an improvement on last year.
All the very best/Masha
So you can see what a good time we had, here are some pics:
Left to right: (Miguel (my beloved nephew who lives in London and works for the Morgan Stanley bank and will go far in life) with my daughter Susi chatting at the dinner.
Right: Paula, Oli, Laura, Alicia (my beloved God daughter) and Sophie (a cousin of mine from Paris staying with Alicia in León on a cultural exchange).
Centre: Myself, my Father (thoroughly enjoying himself - notice the pink cheeks!) and Eladio.
Bottom left: The girls in masks very appropriate for the occasion.