Hi there Roula!
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Thanks for your hospitality last month.
it was nice to see you all again. After being with you we went
back up to the mill in La Garrotxa and
to my surprise
went for some brilliant walks that were easy enough for 4-year-old
, the "masia-mill" and nearby buildings are called
"Roure" but there's no sign at all. I like going to
places with no sign -
To my mind
, it sort of implies that they aren't very commercial. The phone
number is 972 290234. The e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org,
just in case you would like to spend a weekend there as well.
The good thing about it for us was that
the mill house is separate from any other buildings, so,
if you don't want to see anybody else you don't have to. It's
a very old stone house and,
to my surprise
it had a beautiful leafy almost north European style forest
almost coming in through the windows, a stream going by and
a meadow at the front that was partly cut to make a lawn.
We saw a deer go past near the house,
a snake (
thrilling for Oscar: you know how brave he is!!), a big green
lizard and there were hundreds of birds. Also if you leave the
window open at night a bat flies in -
not my wife's favourite thing to happen (!) - it happened twice
when we were there. The house isn't horribly restored although,
to my taste
, some things about the design in the kitchen were annoying
.The bedroom is beautiful. Anyway I recommend it because,
, I like La Garrotxa. It's really damp there at some times
of year though, and for anyone with a little baby the millpond
(about a metre and a half deep in places) would be worrying.
There's also another bigger house near the masia that they rent
out, but I didn't like it inside there very much, because it's
My wife Frances and Oscar are fine. Oscar
went on his first date this week with a 4-year-old girl called
Charlotte who he has fallen in love with. They went to the park
with Charlotte's mum and had prawn sandwiches and orange juice.
He carefully laid out hisclothes for this event in his room
24 hours before the big day. Is this normal for a 4 year old,
I ask myself
I don't know
? He says the other night he dreamt that he was with Charlotte
in a forest ... and their mummies weren't there!
London's ok - Anyway I have to leave you
I'd better do some work. Greetings to Toni and your daughter
Nora- also to Pablo,
whenever you go into work and see him.