As a way of delaying my inevitable decline into madness and obnoxiousness due to my sudden surge in free time, I took the opportunity to look around the shops this morning, free from the annoying crowds. Unluckily, it seems that the only fashion in Spain this season is neon hotpants, which I don’t think will go down so well at work. As I spend 5/7 of my week wearing ‘respectable’ clothing – I just can’t justify spending money on something I can’t wear to work, unless I really love it. And neon hotpants definitely do not fall into that category.
The afternoon was spent cutting mint into tiny pieces so as to make mint sauce! The greengrocer sells a huge plastic bag of mint for 1 euro, as we can never use it up quickly enough, as our mint repertoire only includes tea, tzatziki, vietnamese salad, mojitos and with strawberries. It turned out really well – the Spanish contingent in our flat were a little shocked by how strong it was, but they were encouraged by the idea of buying some lamb to eat with it!