In these bottles, sitting in our kitchen, are five litres of amazing olive oil. They come from Els Mussols, an olive smallholding (or finca), abandoned about 50 years ago, near the village of Xerta in southern Tarragona province in Catalonia, Spain. Since the middle of 2007, friends of ours have been working hard to get it back into the production of high-quality olive oil, with no herbicides or pesticides used in the process. Today the product of their labours, having passed through a network of contacts, enriches our life. Yesterday we pruned the vine in the polytunnel – will we be able to send goodness flowing to them?