Permission granted. Yay!
I doubt very much if it would have happened without the article in this morning's free sheet. When I walked into the relevant authority office, all the women knew who I was. Very helpful. A bit of rule bending and I have a pitch to work until Sunday - right through peinte holiday weekend.
Valladolid is actually an interesting city. Waste no more time and get to work. See what my pitch is like.