|Taking down the decorations that puts an end to the festive season.|
|Pippa about to be bathed after a wet and dirty walk|
|Snow last weekend caused havoc on the roads|
|Pippa with me when I work at my desk at home.|
|Manchester is not in Yorkshire anymore as I found out this week|
|Spain leads the world in organ donations and transplants.|
|The Alhambra, the most visited monument in Spain|
|The bread loaves I made on Saturday morning|
It was a horrible dark and foggy night and the restaurant is in a tiny street in the centre. There is valet parking but when we got there the valet was nowhere to be seen. So Eladio had to drive on and turn round and come back until he returned. He got lost in the process. I finally found the valet and Eladio eventually turned up, minutes before Fátima made her entrance when most of us were sitting down. Her daughter had told her Mother and grandmother they were going to have dinner in town and made her Mother wear a birthday hat, all sorts of party gear, including a pair of wings. When she finally walked in and found us all inside she could hardly believe her eyes. She was so happy. In fact she spent most of the night with the gear on, standing up talking to all her friends and hardly eating hahahaha, as you can see in the photo below. The photos of the evening are pretty bad because of the dim light.
|Fati at her birthday dinner last night|
|Waiters singing at La Castafiore during dinner|
And today is Sunday. I was up at 8 so slept just 5 hours. Now as I write the sun is shining and the best news of all is that my Father is better. He is eagerly awaiting a copy of this post. The other good news is that Oli will be back from Valencia today and will join us for lunch although that won't be until very late as she is arriving at 14.20 in Madrid.
So my friends, sorry for the whingeing. I just hope next week will be better and it looks as though it will be.
I'l sign off now, print this for my Father and start making the lunch.
Cheers to you all until next time,