24.4.07


I´m going away for a few days, again.
For some unexplained reason, they love me in the Levante. Either that, or they´ve discovered that I don´t know how to say no. So every year they drag me there, after the manner of wild horses, to talk to kids with the amiable intention of instilling in them a passion for literature.
Since I only have two modes of delivery, rapid-fire speech or total silence, I don´t think I´m a bit hit. But they don´t mind. As long as they can fill slots for Book Day Week, the publisher wallahs are happy. And since we´ve sold 4500 copies of Platero y Yo in Orihuela alone, this year I get a double bill.
If I can find some wi-fi, I´ll blog. I guess I´ll be pretty lonely, so you´ll be subjected to ramblings about hotel breakfasts. Or maybe I´ll delve into the Alicante rice culture. In that case, I promise not to be a total bore and insist on talking about the “paella” and “paellera” thing. Scout´s honour.
What I will try to do is eat as much of it as I can, and maybe conquer my fears enough to try and cook one when I get back.
For now, I´ll cheekily leave you with a link to the only levantine recipe I´ve done here, fideuá . I have to hoard my ideas and string them out, people, for tomorrow the lobstersquad turns ONE, and I don´t want to run out of ideas!

10 comentarios:

xps dijo...

Buen Viaje!!

Lydia dijo...

Enjoy your travels!

kim dijo...

Happy birthday, lobstersquad! And congratulations, Ximena. You've made the web a happier place, indeed.

sandi @ the whistlestop cafe dijo...

Happy Birthday LobsterSquad!
You always have fresh ideas- and one of a kind artwork.
Many more.....

Pille dijo...

Palju õnne sünnipäevaks, LobsterSquad! And enjoy your time in the Levante!

tscd dijo...

Happy Birthday, Lobstersquad! Your pictures always make me smile.

Duraglar dijo...

Si pasas por Valencia por casualidad te recomiendo que vayas a comer a Casa Navarro, en la playa de la Malvarrosa/Patacona, y que pruebes su paella de bogavante ;)

lobstersquad dijo...

hi!
pille, we´re almost twins, blog and birthday alike.
lydia and xps, thanks, my travels don´t seem so bad now I´ve found wifi
duraglar: no creo que pueda, oriuela me reclama, pero tomo nota, gracias
tscd, kim and sandi: all thanks to people like you guys. thanks a lot

Ramona dijo...

I'm a little late but Happy Birthday Lobstersquad! You make the make world just a little bit prettier.

Cottage Smallholder dijo...

This is very belated, but Happy Birthday Lobstersquad. Your blog is such fun.

The book looks gorgeous too what a lovely cover illustration.

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