|With my Father last Sunday during Simon's visit|
|The Pope with the Syrian refugee families he took home with him from Lesbos|
|Eladio and Simon last Sunday morning by the palace in Boadilla|
|A great shot of little Pippa and Elsa rushing down the drive to greet us last Sunday|
|My Father and Simon his ex pupil of Russian at Bradford Grammar School enjoying a glass of vodka together|
|Saying goodbye to Simon|
|Suzy, her latest beau - Alex - Sandeep and Sumit at Embankment last Sunday|
|Nadal after his win at the Masters in Monaco last Sunday|
|Destruction from the earthquake in Ecuador last Sunday|
|Reunited with my ex Motorola colleagues at the Huawei launch party this week. From left to right: Vicente, Carlos, me, Juan Luis and Alex (with the bow tie).|
|Traffic and rain on my way to the office early on Wednesday morning|
|The Yoigo press breakfast about to start in our board room on Wednesday morning|
|The Queen on the day of her coronation in 1952. I have always thought she was a beautiful woman|
|The Queen with all her grandchildren|
|The Queen and 3 crown princes in line for her throne|
|The Queen with her beloved dogs|
|Eladio and our dogs|
|The girls waking up in London together|
|Lunch at El Nuevo Cruce in Caudete on our way to Alicante on Friday|
|Pippa in the garden with me on Friday afternoon|
|The book I am currently reading|
|The girls together|
|Eladio and Pippa on the beach on Friday evening|
|Wetting my feet on the rocks with Pippa on Friday evening|
|Beautiful flowers in the gardens of our flat here in Gran Alacant|
|Shakespeare and Cervantes two literary giants of the same era who died almost on the same day.|
|Eladio protecting his head from the sun with his handkerchief this morning on the nearly empty beach with Pippa|
|Coffee by the sea in Santa Pola this morning|
We had expected warm and sunny weather throughout but apart from on our morning walk on the beach when Eladio had to protect his head from the sun, the latter was quite intermittent during our stay and it was not as warm as we had hoped.
Thus I had to wear my coat which I would later take off for our afternoon walk with Pippa to the lighthouse cliffs. It's quite a long walk and very popular but well worth the views when you get there. Our apartments are perched on the cliffs too but from the lighthouse you get great views of the little island of Tabarca where a handful of people live probably from fishing. For the records yesterday, Saturday, according to my "fitbit" we walked over 16km!
|A glorious walk to the lighthouse cliffs on Saturday afternoon|
In the Alicante region of Spain it is typical to serve garlic bread with tomato and ali oli mayonnaise with a meal and which I adore.
|A typical way to start any meal in the Alicante region|
|Dinner at El Batiste last night|
We shall be going home today but not before another walk on the beach to completely charge our batteries with sea air.
So I will leave you now to make our breakfast and get on with the day. Hope you have a good Sunday and week to come.
Cheers till next time