Yesterday we went to a Basque family style restaurant and then to have tea with the new girlfriend of one of the band members. She made the tea by steeping sliced ginger, cinnamon sticks, and dates, no tea, but it was quite good. We had an interesting discussion of neurology and then returned to my hostess’s place.

We spent a few hours lolling around reading, and then a couple more assorted musicians arrived and we played and sang some more.

Today I’m flying home. I’m worrying that the departure time I have written down might be in my home time zone, in which case I’ll be a couple of hours late to the airport. Also that I’ll suffer from jet lag and be terrible at my meeting tomorrow morning.

Yes, I have an 8:00 meeting tomorrow to discuss my student evaluations. That will be 6:00 California time, and I’ll have to drive on the freeway in rush hour to get there. I may not be at my best.

However, I also know that unreasonable worrying is a feature of travel for me, so I’ll be ignoring these worries.

I’ve got a bit of work to do, and then I’ll pack. Not that I really unpacked. It’ll be good to see my family again.