Whenever I think about moving I also think about how much I love my ‘hood. This is a street scene from one of my most frequently taken routes home. I mean, I won’t be moving (by choice) until I can tick all the boxes on The List – Lift, Split A/C, Terrace off Living Area, North/East Orientation, 2 Bathrooms. But I think I also have to add Stay in the ‘Hood.
Remember my fab Galicia Getaway last August, and how the FAB Anna & Jorge (aka @theKilomeaters) not only showed me around town, but had me over to their place for dinner – twice! – and also took me on two day trips, to A Coruña and Lugo?
Well, I finally had a chance to return a little of their hospitality when they came to town this week. Between the various family and work obligations they had, I finally managed to get them all to myself for one evening, and we had a great time. Their only request was that we go to somewhere TRADITIONAL (after a week of gourmet dining) and also somewhere near where they were staying. No problem. I chose Taberna Pasos Largos, a personal favourite for MEAT and simple food done well.
After that we took a stroll over to the Alameda for rooftop cocktails at the The Corner House @thecornerhous31 and were able to enjoy our drinks and the views before the rain began…
One of the many things I love about going out with Anna & Jorge is that nobody ever eats the food before the photos are taken 😉, and also nobody cares if we are all on our phones most of the time. We’re all together doing what we love, and I find that very refreshing.
By the time we left The Corner House the slight bit of rain we’d experienced had stopped, but the views showed an ominous sky predicting storms before too long.
During the last Galicia Getaway plans were already made for a second one next May, which I was assured was the best time to visit the bodegas in Rías Baixas. But I hope to see A & J at least a couple of times in Sevilla before then. xx
Well okay, it’s not COLD here yet, but I did have to start using a light blanket this week instead of just a top sheet. And I’ve started cooking again, rather than mostly making salads, tortillas, etc at home. This pollo al ajillo actually has lots of garlicky sauce under the rice and chicken… made this batch with just thighs. Am beginning to think that chicken breasts are highly over rated. Plus am totally hooked on courgetti…
Morcilla has a doppelgänger… and she lives right across the street! I mean, what are the odds? The resemblance is uncanny, even how long and skinny they both are, and also how this neighbour girl delicately rubs her nose across my fingers (she’s not shy!). But of course Morcilla is much cuter…
So I think I NEED one of these. Not sure if I actually need it more than I need a supersonic hair dryer, but at least this is more affordable. I have no idea how it works, but if it can make great chips like this with next to no oil then I’m in. Especially as diet and exercise changes are in the works. If you have an air fryer, or have used one, I’d love to hear your opinions.