Chivirico was 7 last Sunday. It only seems like a few months ago we all went to the pool. He wanted to do the same again, so off we went and this time he brought his brother (on his right) and his cousin.
They were all in the pool all day, although his cousin is a little sod and kept being told off for jumping on other kids and sticking them in the bottom with a skewer from his hot dog. Don't think he will be invited next year.
When Danilo held him up for this picture I could really see how much he has grown since the same time last year
There was the usual cake
Which was enjoyed by all!
So, all in all a great day.
On the well front progress has come to a grinding halt as Hector hit rock. He says he can't dig through it. So Danilo and I went to visit the local convent where they have a well. The mother superior said that a man came from a neighbouring campo with 2 sticks and when they crossed he said here is water. A Dominican water diviner! She said then a company of well diggers came from the capital and the well was so deep they had to get extra drilling bits. But she and the rest of the nuns all stood around praying and eventually they struck water. This may be harder than I thought, but we will call the water divining man as he may be better at it than me with my coat hangers.
The great news is that the postman arrived with a book for me sent by a friend who I last saw when I was 7 in England. She and I went to school together and she is now a gardening expert and living in the US. She sent me a book on gardening in Florida which is nearly the same as here, with when to do what. I have now realised I planted everything at the wrong time! So I will start again in October - and watch this space.