So here we are in a rather magnificent villa – the kindness of friends. I’ll have to give you a conducted tour as time goes on – but we keep finding new bits of it. There also seems to be a group of flamenco dancers living beside the pool – keep waking me up as I doze in the sun lounger. I haven’t found the piano yet – Blogstead Na Mara has one. But I’m sure it’s here somewhere. We are glad the travel arrangements worked well – three of us here and we came on flights from three different airports. Don’t ask why – seemed sensible at the time.