Oh my goodness, I really am sitting here with time to write . The first time in many weeks, even months that I can think it´s now time to jot down, make note and remember why I´ve been so busy . Not that I haven´t enjoyed the hectic, manic, crazy summer months we’ve had, but headless chicken springs to mind !
I relish the long summertime the children have off, I love being surrounded by them, grabbing the odd hour or day when we can dash off somewhere, and do Spanish summertime things, beaching, exploring, bbq´ing , entertaining, feria´ing.
This summer has seen my busiest yet at La Rosilla, I have met and cooked with people from all over the globe, I have catered for folks enjoying special occasions, family reunions, surprise parties and proposals´(she said yes), it´s so wonderful to create memory moments for us and them and learn about traditions from different places, always with one thing in
common, ´Food glorious food´.
What firsts have we done , what have we achieved ?
I cooked for 150 people over 4 days from 4 different continents.
We went diving as a whole family, exploring the natural reefs of the Costa Blanca.
Slept on a deflating airbed for 2 weeks.
I gave cookery and culture days to travelers from Philippines, Australia, USA and Belgium.
Entertained like the Von´Trapp family 😉
We had guests hiring La Rosilla from Prague, Holland and England.
We hired bikes and explored the coastal paths.
Cooked in 11 different kitchens.
Lost 3 stone in weight. (5.2 Diet I thank you)
We moved out, moved back in, moved out, moved back in.
To write down what we´ve done, makes me feel like a child, on my first day back at school and the teacher saying ´What did you do in the holidays´and I would often and sit and think ´oh my what did I do ?
Well I know I burned the candle at both ends, felt at times I was going mad, ate some fabulous food and quaffed some wonderful wines, laughed, cried, ranted and raved, was surrounded in organised chaos most of the time, but by gosh it´s been a gud´un.
Thanks to one and all who have been part of it …
And now to regain composure, create new recipes, organise upcoming events, plan my new kitchen, enjoy the cooler climes, build our new fire pit and return to the domestic goddess that I am 😉