So, I’m home from Mallorca, in front of my computer now, trying to claw my way back to the surface of reality.
Holidays always throw me into a dreamlike, soupy funk from which my ego refuses to emerge until I have unrelentingly walloped it in the face with a wooden spoon so that it has no choice but to come to its senses.
As you can tell by the way I am speaking in abstracts, I have not quite found surface. But I am sober enough to update my blog by now, even if I haven’t gained sufficient lucidity to write in a non-trippy way.
Therefore, I think it would be wise for me to write less and show more.
That means photos!
All photos were taken in Cala d’Or, Mallorca, a little beach town from which Piers and I didn’t venture an inch because we are lazy bums.
But there is really no need to go anywhere when you have sand, sea and sun (and, in my case, iPad) within reach.
My version of hot dog legs.
Cala d’Or beach is tiny at 40 metres wide, perfect for families with little ones because it will be really hard for you to lose your little ones here (unless you’re an iPad addict, then I can’t say for sure).
The town centre has a great selection of cafés, restaurants and bars (and shops) for your hedonic pleasure.
Seafood Paella is a one such pleasure.
Sangria is another.
And Padrón peppers, which are so very, very tasty and full of wholesome goodness, containing vitamins A, B1, B2, C and P, proteins, calcium and iron.
I love Spanish food because it is so generous with seasonings, herbs and flavours. This garlic mushroom dish had nearly as much garlic as mushrooms.
I ate up all the garlic.
Piers didn’t mind.
Bread and olives with alioli (or aioli) sauce are a common starter in Spanish meals. I love the sauce. It’s a blend of garlic, olive oil, salt and egg yolk.
The best thing about going on holiday is being able to buy new holiday clothes (without telling Piers).
This is one of the bikinis that I bought two years ago and forgot to pack for my first Mallorca holiday. I never wore it until now.
And another one.
I bought four in all. Which is quite stupid considering that I never go to the beach (or even swimming pool) if I can help it.
Cala d’Or beach is a couple minutes’ walk from the Marina de Cala d’Or, where you can find a good selection of restaurants and a few shops. And lots of boats, of course.
More Padrón peppers, because I can.
We ate lunch at this restaurant called Zocalo, which offers a 3-course meal (with choices for each course) for only €15. Piers and I had the peppers for starters and sirloin steak with Roquefort Sauce for mains.
I didn’t know what Roquefort Sauce was so I asked the waiter, who said in halting English, “Uh… is… ahh… creme.”
It turned out to be a cheesy cream sauce which is really nice for vegetables but I don’t like it on my steak.
Also the steak looked a bit sad and pathetic, which made me a bit sad. But it explained the €15 price tag.
Right. That’s too much said, and two too many bikini photos shown.
Don’t you think?
Next time, I will talk about jellyfish.