Day Five (Wednesday)
|Outfit - day 5|
I had my yoghurt mix for breakfast, pittas and hummus plus fruit for lunch, cheese and crackers followed by fish and vegetables for dinner. Chocolate? Yes, one piece after dinner. I did mention that dark chocolate is good for your health, didn't I? With my dinner I usually have a small glass of red wine, which is also supposed to be good for your health. Have you read The Wine Diet by Roger Corder? My copy is very well thumbed, and the Salade Niçoise that I make is based on the recipe in his book.
Not much time for reading as it was a busy day, though I did browse quickly through the Spanish magazine Mia, that I buy every week to help with my Spanish. We met our Spanish friend Juana María for our usual Wednesday coffee and chat, sitting outside in the sunshine. Afterwards we bought some food and drink for Thursday's get-together as well as shopping for dinner. With lots of coming and going over the course of the day, I managed 14,657 steps.
Day 6 (Thursday)
|Outfit - day 6.|
I only just managed 10.200 steps - by volunteering to take Lisa out for her last walk of the day even though it was my husband's turn! Having said that, I was very active the whole day with shopping, cleaning and preparing food for the get-together. We managed to take Lisa for a coffee in the morning, before doing our final shop.
Today's meals: yoghurt mix for breakfast as always, with a microwave meal (did I mention healthy?) of rice with seafood for lunch, plus a banana. Dinner was a selection of tapas that we had put out for our friends to enjoy, though I didn't eat any of the cold meats. I had made up some tapas with soft goat's cheese on small pan tostados (toasted bread) topped with quince jelly, which proved very popular. The spread included a selection of cold meats, different cheeses, smoked trout and tuna, various dips (including several small bowls of local olive oils) with fingers of pitta bread and slices of baguette for dipping, olives and other nibbles. A couple of my female friends helped me drink a bottle of cava - that's what friends are for! - which made a change from my usual red wine.
The focus of both days was preparation for friends coming round for tapas as well as enjoyment of their friendship. This also includes our Spanish friend Juana María whom we met for coffee, who has been an amazing friend since we first met her not long after we moved here. The only reading I managed was a quick look at emails plus messages on facebook!