Going on holiday with mates is brilliant. Going on holiday with mates to see mates is double brilliant, I think I'm going to have to come up with a word for that, but in the meantime, double brilliant will do.
Rachel and Martin are here with us in Oviedo to see Liz and John. The last time we were here, John had only arrived a month previously and was just getting to know the place. His Spanish was good, but he wasn't fully tuned to the local twang.
Now he IS a local. He knows the best eateries and bars, plus the places to visit on walks. Today we headed for a fabulous little cafe after walking up a pleasant gorge path. There was no menu, just beans, followed by meat, followed by rice pudding and then coffee, a traditional calorie-packed Asturian meal, oh and wine too, all for 12 euros a head. Yummy yummy!