Today is San Juan , a festival typically celebrated with roaring bonfires on the beach, food, drink and friends. It is also the saint’s day of anyone whose name is John or a variation thereof – which makes it my saint’s day too! Not that I’m religious, or even own up to Spanish people that my name translates as Juan (don’t want them to start calling me Juanita – gaaaa! ), but I’m basically into any excuse to celebrate.

In Spain saint days are considered to be as important, if not more important, than birthdays. Families and friends organise special meals and gifts are given to the, um, ‘saintee’. I’ve never gone that route myself, but I find I am really hoping for some good news from The Team on this San Juan day – that would be the best present ever.