The day ended well, however, when Oli and Miguel came home bringing Oli's first new car. It is the first car she has bought herself after the Seat Córdoba was a write off due to the recent accident. And here she is just a few minutes after going to collect her new Ford Focus.
|Oli and her new car. Congratulations darling|
|A good film to watch on Netflix|
Oli meanwhile was in another car, her cameraman's and they were off to a village in the province of Zaragoza. That day she was to film a castle on sale. The 78 year old doctor who owns it lives in Italy and had flown over especially for the TV report. He is mad about castles and has quite a few. Oli told me he was selling it to fund a hospital he wants to build for the poor in Nepal. He sounded a nice guy until I heard he was on to his 3rd wife who is 30 years younger than him. Quite a personality it seems. Here he is with Oli outside the castle he is selling.
|Oli with the owner of the castle for sale in the province of Zaragoza.|
That morning we were in shock when we heard from one of Eladio's brothers, Alejandro that his wife, Carolina was about to give birth. Like the wife of the Italian doctor, she is more than 25 years younger than my brother-in-law who has two boys her age or older. We didn't even know his wife from Paraguay was pregnant!!!! So imagine what we felt when he told us their baby was born. The baby is to be called "Dilan Alexander". That sounds so funny in Spanish. In any case we are delighted to welcome a new member into the family. So welcome Dilan to this world. Hope you have a great life.
|Our new and unexpected nephew Dilan Alexander was born on Friday|
We had a lot to celebrate on Friday; Oli's new car, Eladio's pupil passing 3 exams since he started teaching her, my new "customer" as well as the receiving of my severance pay. How better to celebrate than going out to dinner? We decided on La Vaca Argentina which is now called plain La Vaca, the one in Las Rozas. We were joined by Oli and Miguel and drove to the restaurant in the Mini hahaha.
|Dinner at La Vaca on Friday night - here with Oli.|
Saturday came and it was the most relaxed day of the week. I was up at 5.30 - just too early and corresponding by mail with Genaker. You know I haven't worked so hard in years. People tell me if you are self-employed one works much harder. I think it's true. But that meant the day was much longer and I got lots into it. I worked in the morning but managed to get 2 walks before lunch. The highlight of the day was a long whatsapp call with my dear friend Sandra from Nottingham University who lives in Brussels.
Whilst everyone had spaghetti bolognese I had my plate of thin steak and vegetables. Very unusually for me I joined Eladio for a siesta. Incredibly I slept from 3 till 5.30pm. Well maybe I needed the sleep. Later that evening I tried on some skinny dresses which were just slightly tight before Christmas. Now they are loose! It's amazing. On Friday night I even wore a Zara size 10 (38 here) pair of black jeans that Oli lent me and they weren't even tight hahaha. Since when have I been able to fit into a size 10? Well I don't remember.
And today is Sunday, "blog day" as my Father calls it. I shall publish this, print a copy out for him and then get ready for my first walk of the day. I have to work today on the English version of the Genaker press release. I also have to continue translating the English text on my website into Spanish.
So I shall love you and leave and get on with the day.
Have a good Sunday everyone,