Wednesday, 28 July 2010

24 July 2010 - Weekly Food Shop

The only exercise we get at this time of year is when we go to Calpe each week for the weekly food shopping. We usually shop here throughout the year, as it’s also an opportunity to get our “people fix” and have a nice walk along the promenade. But at this time of year we restrict it to walking to our current favourite café to sit and watch the world go by.

Normally we would sit outside, but with the temperatures at 34o we find it more comfortable to sit inside. This café has lovely views of the sea, plus deep shade. And it also provides free English papers, which is an additional advantage.

Coffee con leche and a tostada with this wonderful view, not to mention the free English paper, cost less than £2 each. There are always empty tables, and no objection to taking as long as you like. In fact the most difficult part is getting the waiters attention to pay the bill when you are ready to go.

It was too hot to walk along the promenade, but just right for a paddle in the sea. The beach was really crowded and I don’t understand how people can lie on the sand in direct sunlight when it is as warm as this.

But then its time for the serious business of the day, shopping at Lidl…….

…..followed by more shopping at Mercadona.

We always enjoy our weekly visit to Calpe, but we enjoy even more returning to the Jalon Valley. When we see this view we know we are back home.

By now we are usually very hot and uncomfortable, so what better way to finish off the weekly food shop!

1 comment:

  1. Looks beautiful there, so much nicer than our weekly trip to Sainsbury's!