It’s been a while since our last entry. The reason is very simple- we focused entirely on training, health and searching for a new hosting for our blog. Despite one negative experience on CouchSurfing, our life here got quite predictable and hence – boring. There’s something very cage-like in living on a 200km circumference island.
In the health department we decided to almost completely give up sugar. Using honey instead seems to be working out, especially that we get a local one that is amazingly tasty! As for the sweets we buy chocolate/biscuits without sugar, sweetened with stevia or maltitol. They are equally tasty, but not deleterious. Of course we’re still gonna munch on something sugary from time to time, like Dunkin Donuts or Ben&Jerry. ^^
Every Saturday and Sunday there is a market close to a place we live.
You can get there food grown or made by local farmers. Not only the vegetables, fruit, honey and goat cheese taste better here – they are also cheaper! Being there feels like stumbling into a juicy and colourful wonderland.
We enjoy going there a lot. Every time we leave the place completely packed! Om nom nom. That’s why the best breakfasts we have are during the weekends. Except when we have pancakes. I love Nick’s pancakes.
(As a matter of fact since Niki loves them so much I sometimes prepare them 4 or more times a week and I polished the pancake-making to the point of art – NalesNick)
Our training goes well. Thanks to the routine we’ve established here, we’ve also managed to do it regularly. Especially our acrobatic skills moved forward, we’re actually thinking about implementing them in a daytime show. Our little dream is to come back to Germany with fully prepared acrobatic routine which we will be able to perform alongside Fire Shows.
Our training sessions…
…are not always serious. ;D
After training, from time to time, we go to the close-by bar to grab a beer and relax after relaxing the whole day. The owners are a really friendly elderly couple who always happily chat with us. The glitch appears when we try to comprehend them since their Canarian Spanish is almost like gibberish to us… However, you know what they say – when you don’t understand a single word from what somebody is saying, just smile and nod. This usually does the trick but after that we always silently pray so the next sentence won’t be a question.
Every time before we go training I sneak by the ocean for a seashell hunt. We’ve managed to gather quite a bit of those, in different shapes and sizes. The ocean’s jewels are truly wonderful! Nick doesn’t share my excitement though, he just smiles indulgently and pats my head when I show him my treasure.
So you’re saying winter on the continent is grey, cold and unpleasant? Ah well…We actually prefer the not-sunny-days here, it’s easier to train.
As for the cold, February really sucks here. It’s very, very windy and grey. Plus the temperature decreases to 18 degrees during a day. Brrrr! And it even rains sometimes, making it impossible for us to work or train. These are good days to stay home and watch anime or go for a long walk in the area, when you can whether go against the wind…
… or set your jumper free. : )
As we live in a very small village, not too many things stay unnoticed. Your every step, every training, every topless suntanning session is observed. You never know when they’ll approach you. For now they hide.
And this little fella’ may look tiny and observant but in reality together with his friend Davide they are the noisiest bunch in our surroundings. Unfortunately, it doesn’t allow us to sleep peacefully through the night which makes us craving to kill them both.
For now, we’re trying to sell our beloved motorcycle, Eevee. It turns out to be much more difficult than we expected, as registration a vehicle in Spain is ridiculously long and expensive. We might have to consider selling her for parts… : ( She will be missed.
And even though we’re seriously bored here, we will always miss time on Tenerife.