|Ignacio,Mariana,Isabella,Francisca and of course Inaki with his mum|
It’s always sad for me when people who have worked for me have to move on. But one thing that my long life has taught me is that nothing lasts forever and we must expect changes in life - if we think that way it eases the blow somewhat when a sudden change happens and so it has come to pass once again for me. The latest change to happen to us on La Margarita has been the leaving of Lalo, Lettie and their son Kevin who had been with us some four and a bit years – that’s a long time to get to know someone. Many of you who have been to visit us have ridden with Lalo or been cooked for by Lettie. They served La Margarita well and it was a sad day when Lalo informed me that the family had decided to live nearer to Lettie’s ageing father to take care of him. Of course I fully understood and wished them luck and no doubt it was the correct decision for sure but a sad loss for La Margarita for sure.
We started to look for a replacement for Lalo some months ago and I feel very fortunate to have found Ignacio and Mariana. Both are Argentines but have lived in the USA for some years and decided to come back to live in their home country. They have three adorable children who all now live on La Margarita. Both Ignacio and Mariana speak excellent English, which is a fantastic bonus, and Mariana is a chef so she is now in charge of the kitchen. I have to say I tasted her food and its great – all home made and tastily prepared. In fact it’s so good I will have to watch my weight. Ignacio has previously worked on a polo estancia and has extensive expertise with horses which is fantastic for us since we are offering more and more rides and in the process of buying more horses.
I would like to offer an English Gaucho welcome to this lovely family on La Margarita and I am sure if you come to see us they will enchant you in that unique Argentine way.
This is the David Cummings alias the English gaucho hasta pronto