Last weekend we drove high up into the mountains nearby to a little village where some friends live permanently.
To say they have found their utopia is probably not an understatement .
And we are lucky enough to be able to spend time there too. There is an event which I call Balsa snorkelling. It involves clearing the Canya from the water depository. Andy is always happy to help.
Water is so precious here in this, the only semi arid desert area in Europe And clearing the Balsa is important. What a transformation.
Now, while all this was going on I wandered around this special Cortijo with my camera. I would like to devote a whole post to it soon. Casa Algarrobo
The house of the Carob tree. But, just now a snippet will have to suffice.
It is one of the most peaceful places I have ever visited and I love it.
The sun shone and the sky was so blue. As blue as cornflowers.
I sat on the swing on the Olive tree branch for many,many minutes just breathing,not even thinking, just being.
This weekend is going to be another very special one for us. Our youngest daughter is visiting us from Barcelona where she has been living since last September. She is bringing a friend,Rebecca who she met when she learnt to Scuba Dive in Thailand. And, now Rebecca has a little boy called Harry so they are coming too. We shall love it. And more than that we love the fact that our children want to bring their friends to see us.
I think we will have to run along the beach here too.
But my tummy is fluttering, a bit like a butterfly because on Friday evening our daughters partner is flying to meet us from America. He is from South Africa and getting a visa into the Uk is difficult so he is coming here to Spain to meet is for the very first time.
I know it will be fine. I know we will like him. I am sure he will like us.
But, you just want things to go well, not perfect, just right. This may be the beginning of a lovely relationship where we welcome another special person into our family.
So, the cookery books are out. The recipes chosen. The treats made and we have so much to look forward to.
They look so happy together. And as parents that's all we ask. That our children are happy. Other things, of course are important but happiness and health are the ones to cherish.
So quieten down butterflies,nerves go to sleep. We're meeting Bernie and everything else can keep!