Spent the day so far walking in the hills and napping. Not all bad by any stretch!
Since we have arrived in the Països Basques, near Bilbao, and I've gone off shopping and made our way around town and village, I have, to my astonishment, discovered that I can speak Spanish! The man and the kids have both expressed astonishment at my abilities.
Nice little Christmas present to myself there! Going to have to study more. What a wonderful mass of inspiring feedback!
Not kidding myself that it is anywhere near as good as my Catalan, but I can go into stores and mostly succeed, and not get anyone too terribly confused. It is fun.....
If I spend a little more time on this, I'd get better and better and better.