Monday, 16 May 2011

What a weekend!

Weekends tend to be jam-packed full of activity. Why? Because that's the most time me and hubby get to spend together. But this weekend was extra special as we were celebrating hubby's birthday. Normally he doesn't have to work weekends, it depends on what's happening on site, but as fate would have it, he had to go in on Saturday morning. So I got up extra early to make him a 'full English' cooked breakfast (he really know it was his birthday then!) before he went off to work.

At lunchtime he was free to go. So he came back to freshen up and found this waiting for him:

Birthday cake
Isn't that a spectacular looking birthday cake? It had a sponge base and yoghurt mousse underneath the profiteroles and chocolate wedge decoration. I though it was pretty original and it tasted divine! Needless to say that there is none left - it was that good!

We spent the afternoon doing what we love most and that takes up practically all our spare time - with the horses! There is nothing more relaxing than being amongst such noble animals. Even if they are a lot of work and physically taxing, they are worth every effort and it is very rewarding.

Saturday night we were out for dinner. The towns of Los Cristianos (in the news recently for all the wrong reasons) and Las Americas in Tenerife are only 5 minutes away from where we are and they cater particularly for tourists. So there are plenty of restaurants to choose from. We decided on a Thai restaurant that we hadn't been to before. The food was good and it reminded us of our honeymoon (and all the food we ate!) in Thailand.

Starters: Thai rolls and 'Golden sacks' with sweet chilli sauce
Sunday turned out to be a totally equestrian day. We were participating in a dressage competition in the afternoon so we spent the morning gently working the horses and cleaning tack! After lunch we were back with the horses again to get ready for the competition and have time to warm up. Pre-competition nerves were evident! We've been training hard for the last 2 weeks in preparation so we were delighted when we both managed to come first in our respective groups!

Les Grands Parc, France
For some reason we'd forgotten the camera, this photo is from a competition we did last year at Les Grands Parc riding club in La Baule, France. We had to celebrate with a bottle of birthday bubbly and a film! The perfect end to a lovely weekend.

How was your weekend? Did you enjoy it?

Hasta pronto!


  1. Wow - that is a cake and a half! Sounds like you treated your hubby to a wonderful birthday :)

  2. What a great week-end Andrea! The cake looks divine and sounds delish. Have a wonderful week.

  3. Happy belated birthday to your husband. That is one scrumptious looking birthday cake.
    My weekend was nothing compared to yours. It was rainy and cold and I spent the whole weekend sitting around the house doing nothing.
    congratulations on taking first in your competition