It was very nice on the first Monday of the holidays not to have to go to work. That was good enough, but it got much better when we found that the Pope was going to pay a visit. Somebody posted the Flight Radar tracking details for flight AZA4001 carrying Pope Francis back from his trip to South America. It was clear he was on a direct flight path towards Benidorm!
Naturally the donkeys were very excited about this and I had intended grooming them later in the day, so I quickly got all the brushes out and smartened them up. Matilde was particularly excited because she is the tallest of the four, so would have the best view. She was getting so excited that she bit my shoulder.
Unfortunately, just as I was sending out our exciting news of the visit by Pope Francis via Twitter, the plane changed course by a few degrees and headed out to sea somewhere around Alicante.
Bruvver Eccles was slightly premature, tweeting what the Pope might have said to journalists as they flew over the donkey field.
But what the Pope actually said at that moment was recorded by journalists.
Obviously, it is not every day that we get a visit from the Pope. Or indeed at all. But life goes on under the fig tree, whatever.
Update 21.00 13th July
Let us thank God for the safe return of Pope Francis from his 24,000 kilometre journey, which has been his ninth international voyage.