A highland fling

our wee adventure on the Black Isle

The friendliness of Yunqueranos

We took a trip into town this morning, after a week of hardly leaving the house. No, we’re not hermits on the mountain, we are just both recovering slowly from a summer of surgery! It’s not always easy to cope when one person is out of commission – running a farm is not a one person job – but we have managed it pretty much all on our own. Pat on own back.

Anyway, we needed to post some Lujos parcels today, so decided to do a bit of shopping as well. To the post office we went, then to the supermarket and bakery and chemist, all the chores then out of the way. (We are lucky in that we can take care of all our shopping needs in the village – not sure the same would hold true where some of my blog readers live!)

After completing the chores, and as we meandered through the village, we had to stop and talk to friends along the way. All had noticed that we had not been into town for awhile – they worry if they don’t see us for a few days! And word of our surgeries had spread, so they all wanted to know how we are, how the op went, what the prognosis was. And, of course, to compare them to their own experiences!

It warmed my heart to talk to our friends. They all have health problems of their own, ranging from severe eczema and high blood pressure through to diabetes. But they were more concerned about us, their odd foreign friends, than for themselves.

Author: Ann Larson

One-time IT executive who lives on a 22 acre olive farm in Spain with husband Kenton and 2 boxer dogs. We make Yunquera Gold olive oil, and soap and skincare products from same. We aim to make natural, fresh, and handmade products at affordable prices!

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