Take THAT Blue Monday.
I was supposed to have a perfectly on purpose lunch with my friend Lucy, since our birthdays are a day apart and we haven’t seen each other in ages. But when we arrived at the bar I’d chosen (a new place being run by my friend chef Javi Abascal) it was fully booked. Should have known as it was the first Saturday since the January sales started, and also the first non-rainy day all week. After checking out a couple of other places (all fully booked) Lucy and I decided to postpone our birthday lunch for another day, preferably mid-week. To be honest, I have only been going out to eat during the week and at an early hour so I get to places before they get busy.
Anyhow, since I was already dressed and outside I decided to take a river walk, something I haven’t done in far too long. And it was lovely. Meanwhile, my friend Peter had been in touch so I told him I’d be in the Alameda in about half an hour if he wanted to meet for a beer. Then, while I was waiting for Peter (by chance I’d stopped to check my phone in front of Al Aljibe) I saw a couple of women at a table in the terrace paying up (it was 3 pm by this time) and so I took possession of the table and told Peter where I was.
So tomorrow we head into Fase 2 of the big SAVE CHRISTMAS programme set out by our various governments, which vary from region to region. For Andalucía as of tomorrow here is the deal…
It’s that time of year when we (hopefully) get enough rain throughout the winter months to see us through the long hot dry spell that is May to October in Sevilla. Trust me, drought summers here are not fun. But this makes going out even trickier (for me) at the moment as I am still limiting myself to once or twice a week and so NOW those days also have to fall on a non-rainy one. But this day was perfect. Lovely and sunny and still warm enough midday to only need a light jacket and the oranges are reaching their peak. Love Sevilla ❤
This pigeon reminded me of me during the first lockdown when I spent all my “fresh air” moments either on my balcony or up on my rooftop. Now we have partial confinement until after the next long weekend December 6-8th, not allowed to travel out of our municipalities, restaurants and non-essential shops closing at 6 pm, curfew between 10 pm and 7 am. I’m good with that. Hope it helps. How are the Covid rules where you are?