Saturday, 22 June 2013

Strawberry Daquiris!

Yalina with her famous daquiris
The weather is now settled for at least the next five months - long, sunny days and warm, balmy evenings. 

There are some disadvantages, however. Well, only one. Nick and I walked from Soller to DeiĆ” yesterday and concluded that it might be the last walk of the season. It is getting too hot for walking for us, though that does not seem to deter the younger of the hotel guests. 

We have one British couple here who are determined to complete all nine of my walks listed in the hotel information pack in the week they are here and, by the end of today, they will have done it.  The older generation, like Nick and me,  prefer to spend the days by the pool, on the beach or on our little boat. Funny thing about boats, isn't it? However hot it is on the shore, as soon as you get a hundred meters or so away, there is a cool, refreshing breeze.

But the best thing about the summer, for me, is the evenings. I just love sitting under the stars and in the warm until the early hours of the morning. Nick and I are doing our weekly BBQ and the Bar Sa Placa in Fornalutx has organised a programme of Thursday night live music which is pulling in the locals and hotel guests alike. We had the "Old Cats" last week and the "Blue Devils" come next. The bar owner, Jaime, has been clever enough to engage the services of one of our employees, Yalina, a Cuban from Havana, for these nights. She mixes the best Mojitos and Daquiris in the business. On Thursday, Yalina treated me to her speciality - Strawberry Daquiri, which was delicious. I can easily forgive her for making me turn up for breakfast duties on Friday mornings a little worse for wear!

Come and join the fun!