We are heading towards the end of this trip. If we were to do this again, we would have expanded our stay with two or three days, free from classes. It would have been nice to spend some more time at the playa or perhaps take a trip to Gibraltar, Marocco or other places nearby. For now, we finish class Friday at 14.00, then back to the flat for inspection and then off to the airport.
Yesterday we spent some time in the kitchen making gazpacho; tomatoes, crumbles of bread, peppers, cucumbers, onion and garlic, easy-peasy. We talked about kitchen vocabulary in class and in the book there was this recipe for gazpacho so you could say we did our homework. After the delicious soup I had a powernap and then we were headed for the ........ tada! playa. It's a treat in the evening, no risk for burning accidents and less populated. I took a swim and it wasn't my intention to soak the entire body, inclusive the hair but it was a bit windy and the waves were high so it just happened.
Christine found this dress in a beach shop, one of many, white with fringes and straps laced with strass, so elegant and it fit her perfect. This trip has doubled Christine's dress wardrobe, I think the white dress and in addition to the shopping list yesterday, a beige one in linen, they were number four and five. Lovely!
To finish off the evening we had our pictures taken, dressed in hats, gloves and jewelry and heavy make-up imitating the fashion in the 1920`s. It as really fun an a bit nervous, all was made in full display and we had a bit of an audience but the woman taking the photos was in full control, choosing hats and steering us into the correct poses with a firm hand. I'm very pleased with my photo, considering the model, ha ha.
I have made a discovery today; once upon a time, beeing a spanish student back in the gymnium I must have learnt one or two things. Somewhere, deep down the knowledge has been hiding, waiting for a moment , just like this, a similar learningsituation to pop out. Twice I have used tempus and grammar that we haven't had in class yet. I am amazed! Fragments of Spanish grammar being there! I used past tense once ( hacer comida) and objects direto (Me gusta cocinar las dineros por me hijo, me gusta hacerlas or something like that) spontainiously. It happened by accident so I was as surprised as anyone. Happy, happy!