Tuesday, 16 August 2016

We Love Spain

Hi! What's happening, Internet. We went to Spain to visit family, just outside Bilbao. Took a million photos that I have yet to sort through, but in the meantime here are a few from my trusty 5C.

Some murals in Plentzia. I had to be an Instagram girl and get our pic in front of it. Awesome beach there, by the way. Someone had made these little sand pools by the waters edge, and all the toddlers were loving it. I love the beaches there - it doesn't matter if you've got stretch marks, varicose veins, spare tire, whatever, Spanish women are out in their bikinis. 80 or 8. I was casually chatting to another mom, who happened to be topless and was rocking some post-breastfeeding boobs. Beach + body = beach body. I'm always covered up, because I'm lame.

More mural.

She got to spend a lot of time with this guy. Heart-eyes.

Going a bit feral. She was naked for the better part of a week.


There are playgrounds every two blocks, it seems like. Really fantastic for families. This Snow White has a bit of the Madonna about her, no?

Father/son siesta.

The siesta continues. He's actually gone off the charts size-wise now, and his delicious chubbiness seemed to delight older Spanish ladies. Quite rightly. And he's on food properly now. So much food.

Gotta love a good washing line.


Yet more mural.

Me and the boy.

Random corner in a bar. Continental Europe always makes me want to plant geraniums.

A snack on the grass in a rare clothed moment. Papaya and hemp seeds.

More public art in Bilbao, right by the Guggenheim.

Yeah. Wow.

I like this lettering.

And last but certainly not least, some fountain frolicking. Right outside the Guggenheim is an amazing playground, because of course there is. AND some crazy fountains for playing in. I'm not sure I've ever seen her happier. The world is her playground.

Hopefully I will get around to posting some more soon!

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Everything Bagel Salt Rip-Off

So, I didn't invent this. I was given a jar as a hostess gift, and soon found I couldn't live without it. The operative word here is "everything", because it now goes on everything. Anyway, I gather you can purchase this delightful stuff in the US, but we don't live there - I find these proportions do the job quite nicely:

Everything Bagel Salt

1 cup coarse sea salt (however coarse you like it - I ground mine a touch finer in the mortar and pestle.)
1 tablespoon caraway
1 tablespoon black sesame seeds
1 tablespoon white sesame seeds
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
1 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion salt

Here it is on some golden beetroot on toast. 

Also good on tomatoes, or avocado - basically anything on toast. In other words, everything.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016