Today I spent £20. It seems extravagant, especially considering my accommodation for 6 nights is costing me about £11, but I think it was worth it.
You may agree when you consider that I’ve had lessons, 6 meals of tasty and that it’s kept me off the streets and out of the sun (mostly). I had Thai cooking lessons with Baan Thai Cooking.
I didn’t intend to go to Spain ever, but I was dragged along to Valencia, Barcelona and then to Madrid by an ex boyfriend and I’m so glad that I was.
In Valencia I first tried deep fried baby octopus, pulpo, in Madrid I had a beautiful platter of cheeses, seafood and cured meats and in Barcelona I had an amazing paella.
The first tasting
My first experience of brioche was on a ferry to Normandy with my Mum and her friend Linda about 6 years ago. We were travelling down to stay with Richard, Sue and Hannah who had moved there from East Anglia, we were going for a Morris Dancing holiday. Mum was driving us and Linda had been put in charge of the picnic for the journey. She had nipped into some shop I’d never heard of – Aldi – and picked up some apples, fruit juice, a big bag of cooked prawns that we would have to peel, a freshly baked baguette, an avocado and a bag of chocolate chip brioche.