Thursday, 28 July 2011

Pilates party

Our time on the island of Tenerife is getting shorter by the day. Hubby finishes his contract tomorrow and then we're on 'holiday' mode. Well, we have paperwork to sort out to make the journey back to mainland Spain but mostly we are hoping to enjoy a couple of weeks and do nothing but fun activities.

The bad part about moving on is having to say goodbye to the people I've met. Some of them will remain in contact, but many will be remembered in happy memories and photos.

Yesterday was my last Pilates class. I had to say goodbye to a lovely bunch of ladies that have been bending and stretching along side me for many months. It was quite sad but I have many memories to keep me going and I know that they won't be quickly forgotten.

So to 'celebrate' my departure I decided to take a cake to sweeten the moment. But little did I know that the other girls had also decided to take things along and we ended up having a delicious light meal - followed by cake!

There were home-made mojoitos which had a wonderful flavour (from the home-grown mint I'm told!) and cooled us down nicely when the class ended.

We also had home-made guacamole with tortilla chips, home-made quiche, pasta salad, chicken salad, spicy potatoes and chicken and a variety of cheese dips.

And then there was the cake - and it was as delicious as it looks!

It was a pleasure and an honour to be able to meet and get to know a fabulous group of ladies and a lovely way to end our time together. They will be sadly missed.

Hasta pronto!


  1. yum! That cake! waht flavour is it>
    ? looks like chocolate with lemon on top!?

  2. Hi there I am quite new to your blog, but will be following with much interest, I will try to stop by and leave a comment when I can. That cake must have been very delicious indeed, it is one nice looking cake. I am glad you have had some nice times with your friends, it is sad that you have to leave them, but at least you got cake :)

  3. OH MY GOSH!
    Yummy! There is something so soothing about sharing food with friends...It looks like you will be missed too Andrea...

    What an interesting life you lead! Is Spain your base/home? I hope wonderful things are waiting for you there too...

    What type of cake is it? It looks fantastic and exotic!

  4. oh my gosh, that cake looks soooooo good!!! :D

    <3, Mimi

  5. Thank you all for the kind comments - and yes! the cake was delicious! It was sponge, filled with chocolate cream, chantilly and topped with 'yema' which is made from egg yolk and sugar. It's traditionally called a 'San Marcos' cake in Spain. x