February 23rd and it’s my lovely wife’s 50 something birthday………born in 1960, first to guess how old she is gets a gold star.
Started with a cup of tea and quickly moved on to a cracking little village in the hills for a lazy lunch.
The sun was shining and a guy quietly strumming a guitar in the background. We’re not sure if he was just there for dinner or was part of the staff…………..or maybe he was just playing for his lunch.
We ordered a beer and white wine and asked for the menu. The lady spoke no English, so she brought out a menu blackboard in Spanish only.
An English pair next door ordered a couple of tapas in fluent Spanish, so we asked for a translation and ordered half a dozen tapas and crossed our fingers. Long story short we ended up with a beautiful selection of mostly fish and calamari dishes. I wanted to indulge the birthday girl in a fancy, expensive lunch and long story short we got 2 glasses of wine, 2 beers, 2 coffees and 6 plates of tapas for…………..14 euros ($20 aus)…..I am sooooooo generous !
We met a cracking couple a few days ago who are travelling around Europe for 6 months and they come from Amanda’s home town of Huddersfield, so we hit it off really well. Anyway they joined us for drinks and we had a lovely afternoon.
We ducked back to buy some bits and pieces we needed and went for a walk along the beach then wanting to carry on with my expensive birthday we went to our local restaurant and ordered a bottle of wine for dinner and I subtly mentioned it was my lovely wife’s birthday to the waitress.
So 2 hours later we’d had 4 plates of great food (gratis) thanks to the waitress for Amanda and a bottle of wine for the princely sum of 8 Euros.
Now I am not by nature particularly stingy, but today I couldn’t spend money if I’d tried.
So Happy Birthday Amanda and may you have many, many more healthy and happy ones to follow x