Buenos dias mi amigos!
It's 9am, and already 28 degrees here so nothing better than to get down on the beach early to kick start the holiday!
If you follow me on Instagram, then your know that I'm back on the island of Lanzarote for the umpteenth time (I have honestly lost count how many times I have been here) to support everyone who is taking part in Ironman.
Of course, no holiday is complete without some beach necessities.
My Kindle, which is full if various different books. I'm reading Dancer of the Dance at the moment, and I am absolutely hooked!
My sunglasses from Topman (here), and flip flops from Ted Baker (which are sold out but there is another pair here) are always in my bag, and then my new swim shorts from Laguna Star.
Which are now my fav piece of swimwear. The sailboats are hand embroiled onto the swim short material itself, which is lightweight and soft, and they are tailored to be perfect to wear when you are swimming, sunbathing or at the pool bar! You can find a pair for you here!
I absolutely swear by P20 too. If you haven't used it before, it's basically brilliant. I have never burnt when using this, and I let it soak into my skin 20 mins before I hit the sun. Then, when I want to top up I grab some factor 6 tanning oil.
There are a lot of restaurants in Puerto Del Carmen, and we have pretty much tried them all over the years. One of the best is Cafe La Ola, which is on the Avenida de las Playas overlooking the beach.
We started off with a few daiquiris to wet our appetite. I haven't had one since I went to Dubai, which is long overdue!
Which was quickly followed by the starters.
The Tod Manpla, which is thai fish croquettes with chilli sauce.
In-between courses mum was teaching dad the art of taking a foodie photo to share online...
Don't tell anyone, but I think he is still working out what Instagram is!
Main course came out in an array of colourful dishes, all with an oriental style to them.
I went for the Korean Rice dish, which I loved from the minute I tasted it last year! Its really simple to make at home too in 20 mins max!
You cook strips of steak, boil rice and then throw it all in a wok with peppers and mix it up. Add a fried egg on top and it comes out like this...
The trick here, and what the chef tells you, is to split the egg so the yolk runs.
Then chop it up and mix it into the dish.
Which means your dinner will look like this.
The yolk mixes with the peppers and steak to create a sauce, and with a little added salt it is delicious.
Honestly, I am cooking this all the time now. Simple, healthy and tasty.
With all that food and drink, and a long day jumping around on the beach, it was time to head to bedfordshire.
Night everyone, see you in the morning!