Sunday, September 16, 2007

After Stockholm, back home, renovation going on at home, lunch with Cristina and Paloma, a visit from Pili and family and a bad back.

Hi again

Well here I am writing my blog after a week’s absence. I have been a bit out of action due to a cervicobrachial disorder, more commonly known as back and arm ache caused by the inflammation of the cervical cords. This has given me endless pain and 2 or 3 sleepless nights. However I finally went to the Hospital yesterday and was prescribed some pretty strong drugs which seem to be working. This is the 4th time it has happened in my life and the pain is so strong that I forever remember each and every episode.

But back ache aside, the week up until it started to get really bad has been busy and there has also been lots going on in the personal and home front. On Tuesday we started on the renovation of one of the guest rooms on the ground floor where we are widening the window, putting in a wooden floor, painting the walls, putting lights in the ceiling and also adding ceiling plaster. Of course this brings with it many inconveniences, noise, dust and rubble. We just hope they will make a good job of it. Cross your fingers.

Renovation of the guest room
Midweek I had lunch with 2 lovely friends from Nokia, Cristina and Paloma. They are both faring very well and looking great. We had a good time gossiping about people we had worked with and generally catching up on each other’s news. It was good to see you both and happy birthday Palomita this week!

Paloma (left) and Cristina (right)
Also this week we had a surprise visit from Pili (Eladio’s youngest sister) and family; Andrés her husband and one of my favourite brother in law’s, Paula her beautiful daughter and Mario her noble and loving and extremely tall son. They had been staying at our flat in Santa Pola and stopped off for a night to see us on their way home to León in the north of Spain. Of course, this was a great opportunity for a big family dinner which Eladio and I put on in no time as soon as we knew they were coming. Well a trip to the Supercor supermarket for some gourmet goodies did the trick actually.

It was great having them and we were all up late talking and catching up on all our news and Summer activities. And here is a picture of the dinner we had on the terrace that evening. Family life is the best, really.

And that’s all for this week.

Cheers till later

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