So this morning I had my first Spanish class and I woke up really early getting ready for “school” starting with a cappuccino 🙂 First we had an introduction, then a welcome breakfast for all new students, and the class was pretty intense since we are only two people in my class, so I had to talk a lot all the time which is exactly what I need to improve. My level was C advanced and I really felt that I will learn a lot even though it’s only 5 days. After the class I went to visit the botanic garden since I had an hour to spend before his mum picked me up for lunch and it was really relaxing and beautiful full of sounds and exotic plants.
The school garden;
Good morning! Just came home from a powerwalk with the most beautiful view and fresh sea air. Yesterday I woke up early determined to go walking so I just put my sneakers on and went straight (ate a banana for energy as I need to eat directly when I wake up) and had my “Despacito” song and powerwalked for about 30 minutes, walked down to the beach and ended the walk with squats and stretching. It felt so good so I decided I wanna start my days like that! So this morning I powerwalked 1 hour to the other side where the mountains are and it’s just so beautiful and relaxing to start the day! It was very hot both yesterday and this morning, about 32 degrees, but at the same time it feels good to sweat like it’s a detox of the body 😊
So I am back again in Tenerife for a little holiday (or maybe not so little with 10 days) to enjoy the summer again a bit and also to do a Spanish intensive course which I am really excited about that starts on Monday. As I have been living in Barcelona a while now, I do understand everything and I do speak Spanish when I want or need to, but, my issue is since I’ve never learned Spanish in a school I have doubts when I speak it if it’s good/bad or if I say the grammatic correct, so I really need to improve it to be able to speak it with confidence therefore a intensive course will probably help me a lot.
I arrived yesterday morning and it was so so windy when we were landing so the plane went from one side to the other (never experienced a more horrific landing) and the plane went down so fast so when we finally landed everyone was like so happy and started clapping a lot😅. It was 33 degrees when his mum picked me up and it really felt like being back in the summer again 🙂 We had some nice seafood paella for lunch and then we drowe to the south of Tenerife to spend the weekend at the beach. So yesterday I spent the afternoon at the beach and it was full of people and the sea was really calm and the weather was almost too hot 🙂
We were invited to a wedding in Tenerife so we had a good excuse to travel here for the weekend 🙂 The wedding was really lovely and it was fun to go to a Spanish wedding as I have never been to one before. It was a daywedding so we came at 12 and left at midnight after have been dancing all night! The food was supertasty, small apertisers and drinks in the super hot weather (was very warm all day) and then we had a three course dinner before the dance floor started. The ceremony was really beautiful and a little bit emotional 🙂
I think it’s definitely my favourite restaurant in Tenerife that we went both Friday and Monday to have lunch at. It’s been there longer than I existed and you can really tell by the way they cook that the food is natural and fresh, like very homecooked food and desserts. We always order the same but it’s just the best grilled cuttlefish I’ve ever tried and not to talk about the potatoes that has a secret receipe that actually no one seems to know how they actually cook them? The desserts are also to die for, I tried chocolate mousse and quesillo (have no photo though) but if you google it you will find this canarian dessert receipe 🙂
So to follow up on my post from end of June about my goals to gain weight, I am really happy to write that I’ve now gained 1 kilo. I have now reached 48 something kilos and still on my way to reach 55 kilos. What I think I have done differently, is to eat more and not thinking too much what I am eating, (but that doesn’t mean I eat only candy and chips) but sometimes I treat myself with some nice desserts and always dark chocolate 🙂 We had so delicious food in Tenerife with a lot of fresh fish, potatoes, avocado, fruits and bread but almost only home cooked fresh food which is the best and healthiest. And some tapas night with ham, foie gras, cheeses and wine to 🙂
It’s so nice to spend a few days on the banana farm after being on the beach for 9 days 🙂 The weather is not the same though, it is definitely “colder” than in the south of Tenerife but I actually enjoy that for now because when we go back to Barcelona next week it’s going to be HOT! The feeling of being surrounded by this beautiful nature is amazing and I do believe it “re-charges” your batteries as nature is so disonnecting. Nature is so important for me as I grew up on the country side in Sweden and we don’t have so much “green” in Barcelona so I really enjoy walking around on the bananafarm whilst we are here and there is always new fruits and flowers to discover. Yesterday we made a barbecue in the evening and had a big family dinner (as now we are so many). The food was so tasty and sitting outside in the garden is just the best feeling when having dinner 🙂