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Virtual holiday

Hello everyone

Have you been entirely put off foreign travel? I have been. The idea of getting on a plane in these Covid times really has little appeal. Going on holiday to social distance in long queues is not my idea of fun, either.  Add to that the risk of having to self-isolate when I get back, when I have a business to run. No, it`s not for me, personally. I`d rather sit in my porch in the garden. But hey, don`t think I would not be having fun. My wife`s signature dish is Paella, so first day of the holiday we would pop over to virtual Spain, to a small place called Mojacar in Almeria. As it happens, we`ve been there many times before, and on one occasion I gifted my wife with The Indalo Man, a lucky charm from the region. This was ceremoniously placed on the table, along with yellow and red serviettes, representing Spain`s colours, and we were accompanied by flamenco guitarist, Paco de Lucia.  With sliced eel and a glass of chilled Manzanilla, from along the coast up in Sanlucar de Barrameda, we toasted the first night of the holiday. When the Paella emerged, I served “The Charge” from Spain`s Rioja region, which followed through to the Manchego cheese, from La Mancha. A bottle of Mas Macia Cava in the fridge, all the way from Barcelona, did not quite make the party, on this occasion. Not surprisingly we were tired, after the long journey!  So, I said: “Where shall we go tomorrow, Mrs B?” “How about France?” came the answer. Oh joy!

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