At the 7am wake up call one room of light sleeping boys was midway through a game of Uno while all others were dead to the world. Elizabeth even required a light shaking to join us in time for our delicious and generous breakfast spread.
On our way to market we filled up with water and tried 6W’s game of Off Ground It. Although great fun Sarah sadly managed to twist her ankle. Luckily the arrival of the wheelchair meant Finley had no further need of his crutches. We begin to resemble a hospital outing.
Great Spanish enabled us to buy our picnic really swiftly, some groups coming in under budget while others splashed the cash on delicious frivolous items. Returning to the hostel we chatted and lapped up the glorious weather as we walked towards the river.
We broke our short walk for churros which were delicious. A prize was offered if 6M proved the first group, in 6 years of coming to Spain, not to spill any cups of chocolate. Things were looking so good until Ethan swung round with his camera!
While lunch was prepared back at the hostel, I enjoyed a quiet read while icing our two swollen ankles.
Then, after eating our fresh market produce the seal was broken on gift shopping. While some of our group are keen to compare prices between retailers others find their euros very easy to fritter. So wearing new hats or earrings or cooled by a new fan we walked to our flamenco experience. Again we were impressed with every child taking part, even those with injuries. (Erin has by now skinned and bruised her shin.) Our teacher was superb and the talents of 6M were noticeable.
The flamenco show was spectacular. The dancers were not the same as 3 weeks ago, but demonstrated familiar stamping and swishing. So vigorous was this that some of our group felt sure they would be trampled at any moment if the male dancer misjudged his footing. Sweat flowed freely but this luckily added to the excitement. Yuk!
We arrived back with 5 minutes to spare before paella was served. We are travelling with good eaters, this evening many made light work of the enormous chocolate pudding.
It’s been so warm we sat outside on our decking area for games. A hilarious round of “G’day Bruce” was followed by Empire. Well done to Caitlyn who showed great strategy and skill in foxing us all. I know some of the children plan to share these games with you at home – what a happy thought!
It’s 9.30pm. Almost all children are asleep. Great result teachers, we should be able to turn in soon. The bin men come at 4.30 remember!