Blimey what a summer of adventures….
Were just back from our holiday in Spain and France and now await our 3 Italian students .
I don’t want to leave Europe ,I love it and being part of it .Everyone I met ,I told them this and even suggested that at least we join The Basques or The Catalans and form principality .Pathetic I know , but a start ?
Anyway Tim and Teresa’s Wedding was amazing !
The Irish and the Spanish know how to party …and eat ( an 8 course banquet )…..and drink …and celebrate …and dance …and sing ….and make heartfelt ,moving speeches .
From the beautiful Catholic Church ( in the square with the fountain in the sunshine – it was like a film set ) , to the reception in the countryside , to the people and the love and the joy and the inclusivity -it was a dream .
Thanks to some good instruction from Tim’s relatives , The Spanish now know how to dance the Siege of Venice , and of course ,we have nearly all perfected the art of flamenco dancing- not !
Not to mention ,the night before gathering for drinks and Tapas in the Plaza del Castillo , the afternoon after for drinks in The ( guess where ) Plaza del Castillo and supper on the roof terrace .
Such a joy .
Then we drove to our familiar little piece of heaven in The Languedoc region of France ,Caunes Minervois .
We frolicked in The Orb and The L’Argent Double They are rivers , not dodgy sounding casinos .
We celebrated Johnnie’s birthday at a lovely restaurant on the banks of the Canal du Midi – and on top of the obligatory half a carafe of vino each , a Dutch friend ,treated us to a bottle of champagne .
Ryanair even let us carry our bodyweight of luggage on board .
All good stuff