Well the weather is certainly in keeping with the season. For us residents it’s pretty cold! It was about 22 degrees C today which isn’t bad but it’s gone under 20 degrees C right now and with temperatures going down to 11 degrees C in the evenings… I miss my heater!
Tourist-wise, it’s Scandinavian season right now. I spoke to a few Germans and Irish on the fishing desk today but most tourists are from Denmark, Norway, Sweden or Finland and the average tourist age this month seems to be about seventy!
I am still trying to work out where to have Christmas dinner. We had a great meal last year at Bistro Frere but it closed down. I think I will send Mike out to buy a goose and we’ll try to make something spectacular in our mini oven! The electrics in this place are such that having more than one hob ring on and the oven/washing machine/PC/dehumidifier (one of those) the fusebox blows but… we’ll try!
If you are over here for Christmas 2008 you might like to check out some of the restaurants along the back of Amadores beach. El Cenador in Puerto Rico is good, as are Picasso (opposite the Europa Centre) and Oscars (Puerto Escala, Puerto Rico) but you have to book these in advance. Caracola in Mogan is excellent but expect to pay about 100 euros a head. La Paloma is in Puerto Rico – I haven’t eaten there but it looks quite nice.
Festive Pies and Pasties
Ma Baker’s cornish pasty shop in Puerto Escala are getting into the festive spirit with their pork and apple pasties, mince pies and Christmas cake! I don’t think they will open on Christmas day though.
Alternatively you can buy some turkey, cranberry sauce and bread from Spar and have a festive sandwich on the beach!