There were several people who signed this page in the guest book, including a pair of newlyweds. Some quotes: “We have had a blissful time, in fact time has stood still and we have manage to catch our breath.” “Smashing fortnight. Thanks it was great. Fantastic weather.” Guy wrote: “Shockingly good. Long may it contribute (more)
Alan and Denise visited from New York on 21 September 2000. One of them wrote: There’s the music we make then the music that is simply made. The Beethoven fell down the hill into the sea at Son Marroig like a six-year old rolling, no cares, down a sloping lawn. But it was no more (more)
Christine and Ingo stayed at Daval es Penyal in September 2000, visiting from Hamburg. Here is their guest book entry. It included their business cards as you can see. Christine wrote: Dear Stephanie, Have talked to you only 2 times – it’s amazing you reached my heart very deeply. I wish you a very lot (more)
Here’s another guest book entry, this one from 31 August 2000 by Olivia and Jerry, who live in Paris. It reads: The dragon gate – a secure place in the wind’s eye of memory: the possibility to linger and return in our heads until the real de-compression reward of the next for the tranquitity of (more)
Anja and Lov wrote about anti-aging vitamins on this guest book page from 28 August 2000. They also reported “We much enjoyed our stay here, the friendly and harmonious atmosphere. I wish you will have more rain in autumn and winter so that the poor garden can recover. Still a paradise though.” Daval Es Penyal (more)
Here are some more guest book entries. Daval Es Penyal GuestA guest at Daval Es Penyal in Deia, a place made extra special by Patrick and Stephanie.
Stephanie and Patrick kept a guest book and invited their visitors to scribble a few words whenever they stayed in one of the units at Daval Es Penyal. John H has volunteered to scan it for me, so in time you’ll see more entries, but I wanted to show you a few to get things (more)
Here are some old photos of Patrick at Daval Es Penyal. I can’t recall for sure now, but I might have been given these by Cassandra. JPI’m the son of Patrick of Meadows.
Here’s a picture of Patrick playing a cello, with his house in the background. I’m not sure when this was taken. JPI’m the son of Patrick of Meadows.
Here are several more pictures that Cassandra shared with me. I believe these are from the early 1980’s. Click on a photo to see a higher-resolution version. JPI’m the son of Patrick of Meadows.
Patrick and Stephanie worked tirelessly for years to repair and reconstruct the stone walls of their place in Deia. It was done without concrete, by Mallorquin standards. He told me that each rock must touch its neighbors in five places. I came across this picture in the same place I found several old letters. JPI’m (more)
Here’s a recording from 25 March 2017 in which Patrick talked about the time he added an I-beam to the house in Deia, and how the new owner eventually solved a structural problem that resulted. JPI’m the son of Patrick of Meadows.
A story Patrick sent to me on 13 March 2015. In the kitchen preparing breakfast I have bacon on medium heat, abiding by Steinbeck’s advice to cook it slowly, a couple of eggs at the ready, abiding by my own rule never to put eggs in the refrigerator, and humming to myself to cover the (more)
Here are some pictures from late April of ‘3 of the Deia house known as Davall Es Penyal (“House beneath the rock”) that Stephanie and Patrick bought and made into a beautiful home for many years. Thanks, Lee, for the suggestion to share these photos. JPI’m the son of Patrick of Meadows.
Here’s a two page letter from 17 February 1979 that Patrick sent to Gretchen, myself, and another sister, in which he describes the work that he and Stephanie have been putting into their house, and the music, and the writing. He also adds observations about each of us and how he longs for us to (more)