Dining, Events, Fiesta, Friends, Vineyard

A Fun Few Days

We’ve had a fun few days here in our little corner of the world. This is a long post with lots of photos and videos so you may want to grab a coffee, tea, or glass of wine and sit back while you read it.

Friday was a day of running errands mostly in Vilanova i la Geltrú, but we made time for a visit with our friend Mark and lunch on the Rambla in Vilanova.

A gorgeous day!


Lunch at El Racó. Yummy as always!



That chocolate square in pure truffle heaven.


We picked up some additions to the garden. I must carry on my Mom’s frog collection (although on a much smaller scale).




And a spinning ladybug.


Saturday there was a concert in the village as part of the Festival En Veu Alta. Performing were The Hanfris Quartet. The male vocal group have been together since 2009 and have won the gold medal four times at the Spanish Championship of Barbershop Quartets. Who knew?!

We wandered over to the chapel where they were set up. There were about fifty chairs with most already occupied.











The free concert also included a glass of wine from the Viladellops winery so we took our glass and as the seats were full we walked back down the lane and sat on one of the benches overlooking the vineyard.

What a spectacular evening in the vineyard.


Not a bad backdrop.


Our friend/neighbor, Montse was there and the three of us chatted and listened to the concert from our vantage point. After a while, we decided to go back to our place and sit in the garden (with a glass or two of vino) and visit. We could still hear the concert in the background.

The three of us were then joined by Alex, Montse’s husband. We were having such a wonderful time and didn’t want it to end so Bob got busy making Bob’s pasta and thankfully I had made the Peach & Blueberry Crumble again that morning so we had dessert as well. It was a perfectly impromptu gathering and so much fun!

Sunday, we attended another of our dear friend Mark’s Afternoon Teas. The teas are just one way that he is raising funds in the fight against cancer, the horrible disease that killed his husband Tony.



He seriously had been baking all week and the food was amazing as always. So much food and these photos do not show the entire spread.

And as Patricia said, “Well, it would be rude not to try it all…wouldn’t it!”


Lovely June, who is peeking through the doorway is celebrating her birthday tomorrow so there was a separate birthday cake (presented with the usual singing). Although she wanted to share the cake we were all too full to have a slice.


There is also a raffle for one euro per ticket. (all of this also goes to the cancer foundation fund)

When I looked at the table of prizes I knew I wanted to win the doggie and the Tigger.


Guess what?! I won both. I’ve named the doggie, Dfor. D for Dog.


Here are some of the photos that Mark took.




Phew! So much fun packed into a couple of days.



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