We took a break from the olive harvest for family visitors and started again on boxing day after our visitors left. A bout of heavy rain meant another enforced rest and then more family visitors forced us to offer the remaining olives to a neighbour. It was a bit sad to have to accept defeat but we reckoned over 1,000 kg was pretty good going for our first harvest and it just being the two of us. We really do need help next year and we will have to plan our visitors accordingly (able bodied and willing to help - or at least cook - during December and early January!)
Blue skies replaced by grey. And it lasted a good week - so rare and the rain so welcome after the long dry autumn. So different from living in England.
The house still needs internal and external painting but is pretty much how we want it. I have sewing projects backing up and lots more craft and knitting projects to finish but top of all the lists is LEARNING SPANISH! We have neglected our studies recently and our Spanish has taken a backward step.
Its great to be so busy, to have so many plans and yet not to feel any anxiety about completing them, if we get it all done great... if we don't... hey ho... tomorrow IS another day. Goodness I think I am turning Spanish! Have I finally taken it on board...that the destination is not important, it's the journey that counts!