|Dressed for the occasion, off to another audition.|
|Sunday night's "skagen" which we had for dinner.|
|Suzy had guests in London last weekend|
|How the British gutter press reacted to the Gibraltar issue this week|
|Suicide bomber attack on the St. Petersburg metro on Monday|
|My new car waiting for me at the BMW car dealers on Monday|
|My lovely new Mini|
|Nerve gas attack in Syria|
|My lovely new Mini parked at home the day after we went to collect it|
|Miquel the CEO of Genaker, my Catalan customer, at a conference in Barcelona this week.|
|Oli with the Viper gothic vampire girl|
|Here with a "pin up" girl, my favourite|
|Here with a grafitti painter|
|Oli with the "Parkour" boys.|
|One of the missiles being launched|
|Miguel, the birthday boy on Friday|
|The beautiful Casona de la Paca hotel near Cudillero in Asturias|
That afternoon after a short siesta to catch up on so much lost sleep, I woke up to read that there had been a terror attack in Stockholm of all places usually such a haven of peace and democracy. It was another horrible lorry attack, this time in the heart of Stockholm in their most commercial street Drottninggatan which I think means Queen's Gate. The stolen lorry was driven at around 60km/h into pedestrians, until it smashed into the entrance of the famous Ahlen department store. 4 people were killed and many injured. It was to be yet another terrorist attack.
|Terror in Stockholm on Friday|
The reaction of the Swedish population could not have been more exemplary. They started an initiative called #opensweden where the ordinary population reached out to those stuck after the lock down in the city offering food, refuge and transport. You can read more about how the Swedes got going when the going got tough here.
So you see, it really has been a week of terror.
|Dinner with my closest friend Fátima on Friday night.|
Yesterday I finally sat down to do the PR proposal for the Valencian music school. I got Eladio to proof read it and he thought it was fine. I hope my prospective customer thinks the same. It was another sunny day and I went for my morning walk and then another one with Eladio just before lunch. For lunch I showed Lucy how to make fish and chips hahaha. PS I didn't eat it but had a small fillet of steak and vegetables. In the afternoon Oli and Miguel came to see us and while Eladio was at his tutoring lessons, the 3 of us sat by the pool "chillaxing" to quote my funny daughter Suzy who now knows more modern expressions in English than I do. When Eladio came back, we showed Oli and Miguel my new Mini which I think they really liked. As the weather was so good, I suggested that afterwards, Eladio, aided by Miguel, bring up the kitchen patio wooden table. And that's where we had dinner last night. For the occasion I made 3 small delicious Spanish tortillas.
And today is Sunday, another lovely day. In fact we are on the cusp of a spate of fantastic weather which will apparently last all through Easter. The most significant thing to happen today is the semi official disarmament of the Spanish Basque terrorist group ETA. About time too I thought.
Today will be a quiet day at home. But tonight I shall be receiving 6 Korean guests who have rented the 3 spare double bedrooms on Airbnb. That will be fun hahaha. I'll tell you all about it next week. Next week in fact we shall be receiving more guests for Easter, 3 Russians from St. Petersburg although we shan't be here. I'm not sure how they and Lucy, our new Paraguayan carer will understand each other. Hopefully my Russian neighbour, Katya will be at home to lend a hand whilst they are all "lost in translation". Of course my Father will be able to help too.
I can't wait for next week. On Tuesday my school friend Kathryn and her husband Phil, an ex teacher of Spanish, will be visiting us on their way from the North of Spain to Nerja in Málaga. We ourselves will be going to León to see my brother-in-law on Wednesday. We will be joined by Miguel and Olivia after their stay at La Casona de la Paca in Asturias. From there we shall make our way to our beloved Montrondo where we look forward to spending the Easter break. Next Sunday I shall be writing from our house there.
So my friends and readers, I shall leave you now. It just remains for me to wish you all a great week ahead.
Cheers till next time.