The thing about being on holiday is that in some tiny way, you can be someone you're not, really. I mean, on a normal day in Spain, I shower and dress for supper! This is not normal behaviour at home...sorry to anyone that thinks we're all living in some sort of Downton Abbey style. We aint!
I'm a gin girl, and this summer, it's trendy to have Blue tonic. I love that! It's called Nordic Blue and I would love to find it here. (It's probably been sold here for yonks and I'm just so un-trendy in my real life that I don't know about it.)Of course, my camera phone photography makes it all look a bit more garish than it really was..but you get the gist.
As you may know, my holiday was interrupted by a stay in hospital - I'm not going to go on, but I wanted to show you this to illustrate my trendy holiday persona. On the morning that I was discharged, I was allowed breakfast, and the lovely lady that delivered the meals was quite excited about my tray. Between us (my limited but expanding Spanish, and her brave and limited English), I understood that she had an English treat for my breakfast. Tea!
Of course, manners and deficient language skills prevented me from telling her that the smell of tea first thing in the morning normally makes me want to smack someone, I loathe it. (But only first thing...it/I'm, OK after that!)
And manners and joy at the lady's efforts to make me happy meant that whatever was in that mug, I was going to drink it. So colour me trendy...it was Green Tea. It was the first warm drink for 6 days and it was absolutely horrid. But I drank every drop. And when the lady came back for the tray, we talked about English breakfast and she seemed very happy that I'd enjoyed the tea gesture. And I did really. Because it made my holiday persona so trendy again. And because the delivery of it was so nice. And when she'd gone, I reverted to un-trendy old woman type and gulped down that apple juice as though it was the first flavour I'd ever tasted. Not ungrateful, just not on trend. I'm an English- Breakfast-Tea-at-about-5.30pm-please type.
Linking with Elizabeth for T stands for Tuesday. It's been a while!