Hard to believe that I could have reached this great age and never flown before, but this week I 'bit the bullet' and hopped onto a plane to Girona with my niece to spend a few days with one of my oldest (as in longstanding) friends, Andy Graham and his partner Ivan Aguado.

We had a lovely time visiting lots of beauty spots in Catalunya and along the Costa Brava. I got to taste my first real Fish Paella (Yum!) and to experience Basque-style Tapas.

Andy and Ivan were the perfect hosts and made us very welcome in their beautiful villa. I even braved the pool! 

I'll post some of the photos when I've finished going through them, but in the mean time, if you're thinking of having a wonderful holiday in a stunning location - the villa is available to rent in the Summer season and you can find out all about it here: http://www.homeaway.co.uk/461068