surveyor arrived at last. Hurray.
Saturday morning, we went down to the Mill at 8.30am and their van
was parked up on the ridge above our property. His partner set up
his equipment on the best viewpoint on the ridge and Ricardo moved
around the property methodically recording key points and marking
them with pink paint. By lunchtime they had measured about three
quarters of the land and said they would call us theis week to confirm
when they will come back to finish surveying the land and measure
up the Mill.
Jacaranda trees had started to bloom in Tortosa, and a rose has
also flowered beside the front door at the Mill. The vulture was
one of a crowd circling over Mas de Barberans.
of our neighbours when we were at the Casa Rural "Can Pla"
dropped by with a present of his home made Aguadiente, flavoured
with soft fruits and herbs. I'm not allowed to touch it until after
August, but it looks beautiful in the drinks cabinet.
week my parents visited us for a few days. They stayed at the Tortosa
Parador and we drove them round the local area, showing them the
sights and villages. They loved the Mill, Mas de Barberans and southern
Catalunya as a whole. At the end of their four day stay, I was a
bit tired from driving so much, but it was nice to show them where
we have made our new home.
day we drove up to the Terra Alta wine region and looked around
some of the towns. This cooperativewas at Pineil de Brai was designed
be one of students of Gaudi.
Sunday, we were told that there was going to be a special parade
round the village for the children who had been confirmed the previous
Sunday. several streets in the village were decorated with designs
made from coloured salt, flowers and leaves and tables with offerings.
month finished off with me making a flying trip to the UK for 1
day to have a meeting and take the chance to see our son and meet
some friends. PG has had the worst sore throat and cold I have seen
for a long time. Strange when the temperatures are in the 30's.