|With our guests in Montrondo beneath the lovely arc of flowers ready for the wedding on Saturday|
|The González-Gálvez family with us on our wedding day on 21st August 1983.|
Gerardo and Irene are on my right.
|Gerardo with Toti on his shoulders in Galapagar in 1978|
|Pili and Julieta in Galapagar in 1978|
|At my "Spanish family's" flat in Madrid probably in the summer of 1979. To the right, Julieta, Toti and Irene.|
|The winners of this year's Vuelta a España. 1st Nairo Quintana from Colombia, Chris Froom from the UK and Esteban Chaves from Colombia too.|
|Oli and Miguel on holiday in Cantabria by the River Saja in Bárcena Mayor.|
|Miguel and Oli on the beach in San Vicente de la Barquera this week|
|My Emma Bridgewater order which arrived this week|
|Me aged 24 in Madrid in 1981 when I first came to live in Spain.|
|Me in Callosa outside our house with the kitten I adopted, Misery. The Summer of 1978. I was just 21.|
|My very fit Father in his 50's in Callosa. He was so happy there as we all were.|
|A rare photo of me with my dear brother George (RIP). Here possibly in Guadalest in about 1978.|
|Amanda outside our house in 6 Heaton Grove in 1974. It's unbelievable to think she turned 60 this week!|
|The girls "back to school" photo in September 1993. Suzy left was 9 and Oli right was 8.|
|Our three lovely dogs: Elsa the lab, Pippa the mini dacshund and Norah the beagle|
|Oli running on holiday in Cantabria this week.|
|Oli enjoying cider in Asturias|
|Eladio at Palacio de Bornos in Rueda on our way to Montrondo on Thursday morning.|
|A scene from Montrondo - wet yet beautiful on Friday morning|
Well very soon after I wrote that the sun came out. As Eladio was reversing the car out of the old path to our house, I thought it would be a good idea to get a photo of the family houses whilst the old gate is still there. There is talk of removing it and turning the lovely old barns into modern store places. I don't want to see that happening. Those gates as I've said time and time again are witness to the history of Eladio's family and it would be a shame to see them go.
|The family plot, the old gates and new houses.|
|Eladio buying cheese at the market in Villablino|
It was on Friday that Miguel and Oli moved from Benia de Anis to Andrín in Asturias. The latter is near the pretty village of Llanes.
|Tomas and Irene at the Palacio de Bornos winery in Rueda on their way to Montrondo on Friday|
|The good weather in Montrondo on Friday|
|My Father watching the BBC World news in our study.|
Tomas and Irene arrived her at just before 7 and once they had settled in, off we went for a long walk. We took them on the path we had discovered in the summer that takes you to Murias via the fields and old paths through a lovely birch tree forest.
|On our walk with Irene and Tomas on Friday evening.|
They had all brought lots of excellent wine some of which we would have around dinner. For dinner I served a home made chicken noodle soup (sopa de cocido) with the meat and vegetable pie I had bought in Villablino, "cecina", cheese and fresh asparagus, all followed by local "reine claude" greengages. Here we are having dinner.
|Dinner on Friday night with my "Spanish family"|
Meanwhile that night, outside in the dark sky, a super moon made its appearance. It was amazing.
|The super moon as seen in Montrondo on Friday night.|
And today is Saturday and we have a whole day ahead of us to enjoy. The weather promises to behave and no doubt we shall go on a walk up the mountains. There will be a local wedding today. My neighbour, Salo's twin daughter Patri is getting married. I bet you didn't know that Montrondo is famous for its high percentage of twins.
|4 of the 5 sets of twins from Montrondo by the church in the village. The two in the middle with shorts on are Patri and Adri but I can't tell them apart. Patri is getting married today which will be quite an event.|
|By La Fleita spring.|
|Picking apples in Montrondo|
|Fernando by his orchard.|
|Well done Josefa, Manolita, Blanca, Marisa and Pili for the beautiful flower arrangement at the entrance of the church for the wedding.|
|Vicky and Gerardo at La Palloza bar|
|The bride's mother Salo.|
|The complicated game of bowling which took place on the common on Saturday after the wedding.|
|By El Abedular in the mountains yesterday|