We first met Pancho, the entertainments organiser, on quiz night. He is Austrian with a very strong German accent and an admirable sense of duty.
It is his mission in life to get as many visitors involved in the entertainment programme as possible. Particularly Catherine and I apparently. He hunts us down at breakfast to see what our plans are for the day. A typical conversation will go like this.....
"Are you being lazy and lying around the pool all day again?"
"Yes Pancho...the sun is shining and we want to get a tan"
"You like shooting?.....with rifles?"
"Ermm no thanks"
"You like pool?"
"No we cant play"
"I will learn you"
"No thanks Pancho"
"It was not a question...It was an ORDER!!"
Ofcourse you have to imagine his heavy German accent to realise why Catherine and I were doubled up with laughter.
Tonight there is another quiz and we have promised faithfully to take part....to be honest we dont dare not turn up...goodness knows what 'punishment' he would have lined up for us !
Last night when we were out for dinner we met a lovely couple from Bristol and ended up sitting next to them and talking all evening. Barbara, unaware of my health problems, was telling me about her sister who is currently fighting breast cancer. This made me think just how many families are affected by cancer right now. It seems just about everyone I talk to has a relative or close friend suffering from the disease in one form or another.
On Saturday I started cycle 9 of Sutent. Sometimes I cant quite believe how far I have come, especially when I think that this time last year I was lying in a hospital bed in Manchester having hallucinations !
This year Im lying on a sunbed in Fuerteventura hiding from an Austrian with a rifle !!