It's been so long I can't actually remember everything that has happened since I last posted. But I will try.
The Olive Harvest came and went, we did very well. but alas the price was 37 cents a kg so our monetary gain was very poor. It is just enough to purchase the swish new cooker I have my eyes on. but this is a slow process. The cooker will be purchased in the UK, delivered to my son who will store it for a while (time unknown?) until his neighbours who have a house in Madrid which they are renovating decide to load up a van full of goodies and drive to Spain. We will then collect the cooker from them in Madrid and bring it home. I feel like it's Little House on the Prairie and I have to await the arrival of the next wagon train west. Patience not being my strong point this is a challenge.
I had planned to get cracking on my Fig Recipe Book which I hope to publish this year but then I was asked to participate in the celebrations for International Women's Da…
Today, I went to the scattering of my aunt's ashes. Is that what you call it? A scattering? I don't think it has a name and I don't think there was to be much of a ceremony. You may remember I posted about Aunt Nesta's Treasure.
Aunt Nesta's wish was to be scattered in the same place as her husband Alistair who died back in 2002. (I promise this is not a morbid post). They had been together for almost 60 years... can you imagine, 60 years with the same person? They had no children so had devoted themselves to their own interests and each other. How completely they lived for each other was apparent in Aunt Nesta's desolation after the death of Uncle Alistair. Alistair had been a professor of chemistry at Oxford University, Nesta was also a chemist but worked for a long while as a librarian in the Bodleian. Their house was full of books and papers... when I say full... I mean FULL. They had long ago filled every shelf, every nook, crannie, cupboard and box, and a…
Its been ages since I posted. Firstly life got busy... secondly Blogger started playing silly buggers and wouldn't let me in... several days of wrangling with Google over passwords and correct identities followed, during which time life got even busier and so the whole thing was put to one side while the real world was dealt with.
Three weeks have passed and so I decided it was time to get back on the case. I tried for one last time to log into Blogger as I used to, just in case, and voila.... its as if nothing had happened at all! Grrrrr. Oh well.
A proper post will be forthcoming later today or tomorrow. I haven't forgotten the request for the walnut and lentil loaf recipe... that too shall manifest itself shortly. Along with what happened for International Womens Day... more volunteers and how spring is shaping up on the finca. Thank you for your patience.