… I had my last hug. Well, I hope it won’t end up being my last one, but damn, that’s a looooong time to go without.
So this was lovely! Got a surprise Christmas care package this evening from my friends Anne & Paul in Jerez. Anne had heard my plea for mince pies a while back (a situation somewhat alleviated by my first panettone). But I am happy to have festive breakfasts until the New Year. Anyhow, as you can see there are some Walkers mince pies, what looks like it might be Anne’s famous Christmas cake wrapped in foil, a jar of homemade kumquat, vanilla and cream sherry marmalade and I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT’S IN THE BOX. Oh, and there was also a copy of the November Decanter (with my Málaga article). Plus a pretty card and it all looks even extra festive with a background of my Mallorca wines (which I still haven’t opened – just don’t know where to start!).
Thank you Anne and Paul! What a lovely Christmas surprise. We’ll have to have a zoom drink with Tomoko over the holidays. xx
Maria December 9th 2020
I mean, what are the odds? These days I am only going out about once a week, so it’s not often I run into people I know. But by some lovely chance today I happened to see Maria @tierradeconejos having lunch outside with friends at Las Teresas as I was on my way home from having tapas. I don’t think we’ve seen each other since before the pandemic. So we talked about how random it was that we would see each other, since Maria is also restricted from travelling into Sevilla and was here for a business meeting. Then we realised that we were at the very same place we had first met many years ago (Maria is one of my first ever official stalkers!), so of course I had to take a pic of her inside under the jamones. Then when I got home I looked up the photo I took of her and her friend Ania on the day we met AND IT WAS THE EXACT SAME DATE as today, December 9th, but seven years earlier in 2013. Must be Christmas Magic. 🙂
Maria and Ania December 9th 2013
So ever since Reyes Morales joined me at Casa Román to help me celebrate my 27th Sevilla Anniversary I’ve been promising to bring her a bottle of a nice mencía rosado to try. We both have a preference for crisp white wines and rosés over reds and I discovered this rosado while looking for more economical ways to still enjoy wine while being completely broke. Anyhow, yesterday was finally the day! I showed up at Casa Morales with my chilled bottle of wine and we sat at the table Reyes had reserved for us, in front of an open window (so lots of ventilation) and she proceeded to order food for us. Well, between the two of us and Reyes’ husband Juan Carlos (who stopped by for a quick glass) the bottle didn’t last that long, so then we were on to the sherries.
I’ve known Reyes for a long time, but it’s only been in the past year or so that we’ve started connecting on a more personal level. She is truly a warm and wonderful person and we always have a great time when we get together. Well this time rosé led to sherry, which led to more sherry and eventually a penúltima down the street at Bodeguita Romero. I’m telling you, that chica is a bad influence. 😉