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15 November 2020

Week 44: Hostal Maruja and my birthday

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The last week of October was about a nice lunch at Hostal Maruja with my wife and daughter, and at the end of the week, my 60th birthday, with a very low-key celebration which suited me just fine.

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On Sunday, we went for lunch at Hostal Maruja, probably the last time before they close for the winter (such as it is). The terrace was crowded but appropriate distance was observed:
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Part of the enjoyment of eating there is to look at the beach:
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And the view from the table is not bad at all. Quite nice to see this in late October:
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But in the end it is about the delicious food. One of our starters was baked cheese, the first time we tried this:
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We continued with one of our favourite staples, patatas bravas:
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Another favourite, fried anchovies:
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Chipirones:
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Sepia a la plancha:
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Vegetable paella is the coup de grace:
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While waddling out to the car for the drive home, I stopped to photograph Mickey and Minnie:
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During the week, I continued my daily bike rides in the morning before going to the office. One day, I saw employees of the municipality in which I live putting up Christmas decorations. I was quite surprised, since we are only in October, and the commercial aspects of the holiday have not kicked in yet:
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November 1st was my 60th birthday. It also happens that my father died on this day in 2004, so I do not celebrate much. But I still had a nice day, starting with a morning bike ride, during which I enjoyed the usual sights along the beach road:
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The morning was quite hazy and cloudy, but there were other cyclists out there:
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The mountains were shrouded in clouds:
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Busot looks especially pretty when set against the hazy mountains:
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In the afternoon, back home. We invited four friends for a late lunch / early dinner. To keep the party within the permitted limit of 6 persons, Monica went to the house of some friends who live nearby for a small Halloween party. Her outfit was not exactly scary:
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We ate outside, as is the default in these Covid times:
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Nereida brought an appetiser, aubergines with herbs and spices:
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The main meal was prepared by me; dal, sag meat, chicken curry and vegetable curry:
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Balu came too, and he did not count against the 6-person limit:
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Wino dog:
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