We were pleased to hear from Hilary and Steven, our neighbors when we lived in Ashington, Northumberland. They booked themselves a week in that cauldron of fun and sin, Benidorm, so we met up and spent a very enjoyable day around our pool. They are lovely people and Steven is particularly lovely because he gets free tickets to Newcastle United games at St James's Park. Something for the future, I'm thinking!
Giorgio has had a very up and down month. I suppose it is to be expected as he is now a venerable 17. He soldiers on and he is the centre of all we do.
We had some great meals out. Il Fratelli on Las Marinas and Tempanyaki, a Japanese place near Vergel, were particularly good, both in the company of Wilf and Sheila.
June was a very busy music month. After exchanging emails with Andrew Duhon, who is presently touring the US of A, six of us will be going to see him in August. For those of you who are not familiar with his music, check out 'The Moorings', a great CD. Much closer to home, Wilf and I have been practicing on slide and acoustic guitars. After some tuition from Tom Poole, a great exponent of blues music, we focused on our version of 'Little Red Rooster'. After more practice, we did a recording. Both Margaret and Sheila were pleasantly surprised. It has certainly given us the impetus to do more. Not quite Glastonbury yet...........
I paid a visit to see my favorite artist, Oscar, at Lottus Tattoo in Denia. More ink has been applied.
Towards the end of the month we had a lovely day around the pool in the company of Kryshia, My Brian and grandchildren Kate and Sophie. It's been a long time since I've been in the company of such well behaved youngsters.
Margaret and I have taken up an offer from the local cultural centre to take part in intercambio. We have been introduced to Pasquala, a lovely Spanish lady, and we spend time helping each other to improve our respective Spanish and English linguistic skills. As you would expect, mine needs the most work. We meet her on Monday's for an hour and it's proving to be very enjoyable.
As I'm typing this there is a pleasant breeze blowing through the villa. The sun is beating down and the pool is very inviting. Giorgio is supervising Margaret as she works on her latest quilting project and REM are providing the music. Life is pretty good at Casa Muneca.
More next time.