Tapas night

Friday evening we had a tapas dinner with friends I haven’t seen in two years so it was very nice to meet again and also to meet their little new family member πŸ™‚ We tried a nice place in passeig Sant Joan (don’t remember the name now) but it was a cozy terrace outside beside the trees and supergood tapas. We had some good wine, Amazing type of patatas bravas, squids, ham, different cheeses..it was all very yummie! The funny thing was that it has been so warm in Barcelona lately, like 36 degrees last week (so we have been living in a sauna) and on Friday was the first day it was actually “cold” and we could have a sweater πŸ™‚ It was honestly so nice with some fresh air, I also love the summer but it has been too hot lately to even sit and have dinner or a glass of wine outside πŸ™‚

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Sunday

On Sunday we drove early to Castelldefels and spent the whole day at the beach with the family and our friends came by. For me it was probably one of the warmest days so far so I was in the water a lot to cool down, even though the sea water now actually is quite warm πŸ™‚ We had a lovely day and had dinner at one of the beachbars, it was really good squids and patatas bravas and something I really like called baba ganoush which is like humus but with aubergine instead. I really enjoy being at the beach this year and I feel so lucky having all these beautiful places around us.

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Saturday dinner

Yesterday afternoon the family arrived and will be staying with us for a week so I am really happy they are here and that I have the weekend off to spend with them πŸ™‚ It’s always so nice to have visits and there are always so many things to do in Barcelona that you don’t know where to start. We walked down to the beach in the evening to have dinner at a beachbar and the kids could play in the sand and even swam as it was still so hot. The beachbar was pretty empty, I guess because there were two superbig festivals at this time but anyway it was a nice atmosphere and we could get a table for so many people πŸ™‚ I really love these beachbars, they have good music and the best view.

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Summer days

The summer is flying away and it’s soon going to be August! I feel like I didn’t blog in a long time so I will probably start posting a lot soon πŸ™‚ We had a nice summer day with some friends outside Barcelona lastΒ Saturday having dinner and then enjoying their pool a little. (It’s definitely on our future-house-to-be-dream-list to have a pool and a little garden :))

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We spent the Sunday afternoon at the beach in Barcelona which was nice but the weather was actually very strange, windy and cloudy, not at all the typical Barcelona weather and as soon as we started to walk home it started to rain, but it was lovely with some drops cuz it was so hot! Lately it’s very humid in BCN and those days it’s even too hot to stay at the beach so I didn’t mind some wind πŸ™‚

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Sunday evening we went to have dinner out and ended up in a nice hamburger restaurant by the harbour (and also had one of the most delicious patatas bravas I ever tried). It started to rain like crazy so we were happy we found this place just at the right time πŸ™‚

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Tuesday

We started this morning with a intense powerwalk for about one hour. As it is so hot it was a good idea to start at 09 because at 10.00 already it’s almost 30 degrees. Walking by the beach with fresh sea air and beautiful view is just the best way to start the day! Tenerife is so beautiful and it’s so green and natural and I love the black volcanic rocks and mountain view. I would like to start everyday with a beachwalk…:)

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Tenerife

It’s our second evening on the most beautiful island – Tenerife, Β and I just really love being here! Waking up to a beautiful sea view and having a supergood breakfast; fresh orange juice, tea with milk, new baked baguette with dulce de leche and just feel really relaxed and happy to be here with the love of my life and his family πŸ™‚ I think that’s what holiday is all about, to disconnect and really enjoy the time with your loved ones and appreciate the time you have together to create lots of nice memories πŸ™‚

We spent a few hours at the beach this morning and I really like this black sand and the sea water is so clean compared to Barcelona. After we had a nice lunch, fresh fried fish with potatoes, mojo ( the famous sauce from Canarian Islands) avocado salad and bread. It was so hot still so we took a swim in the pool in the evening and then had dinner again πŸ™‚ It was a perfect Sunday πŸ™‚

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Tapas and shopping

A dear friend of mine was visiting our lovely city for a week so we met a few times for dinner and drinks and we had a lot to talk about πŸ™‚ We decided to go to Cerveceria CatalanaΒ her last night so she could try one of my favourite tapas -“fried camembert on a stick rolled in peanuts and with jam on top”, and we also tried their mini hamburgers, crabstickssalad with bread and shrimps with garlic (superspicy), green peppers and goatcheese with peppers. I think we were lucky to get a table outside in less than 15 minutes on a Friday evening πŸ™‚ We ended the night going shopping (as the stores close at 22) to try to find a dress for my summer work party and I got good help to find a cute salmon pink dress that I can wear this summer (after I just get a little bit more tanned).

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