Been working so hard in Madrid, I’m now an expert at siestas, a master of eating and what can only be described as a demi-god at drinking.
I’ve also been committed to the gym and have been three times since arriving on Monday, even though it has been oppressively hot and I couldn’t think of anything that I’d less like to be doing. Still, I feel quite good for it. Working on a 1km warm up, .5km sprint, .5km jog and repeat until 5km.
So now I’ve talked about running, it means my blog still qualifies as a ‘running blog’. I can move onto other things. Yesterday we went to a two Michelin Star restaurant- Ramon Freixa. The menu was introduced by the chef himself. A wonderful experience, the highlight being a scallop dish, lightly seasoned with soy and fresh daikon, a smoked aubergine croquette with spiced marzipan and caviar and a decadent chocolate dish, with coconut ice cream and saffron. An amazing experience, giving us food for thought as we debated our favourite flavours whilst negotiating the designer shops.
Today, after the gym of course, we headed for the Thyssen. I was so pleased to see that there was a visiting collection of one of my favourite artists, Caravaggio. As soon as we walked in, I said to Ed that I hoped ‘Boy Bitten By Lizard’ would be there, and there it was- the very first painting in the collection:
After that and taking in the great masters, we descended into base pleasures and well….