We had a great time with the family over Christmas, and flew back to Mallorca yesterday. In the evening we met friends from our time in Canterbury for dinner, and it was great catching up after the hiatus caused by Covid. The weather is sunny and warm.
We came to the small village of Orient in the middle of the mountains (Tramuntana) to celebrate Sheila’s birthday yesterday. The hotel we are staying in, Dalt Muntanya, is run by an Austrian couple, who welcomed us warmly and provided an excellent birthday dinner. The weather is mixed, but the sun came out this morning.
We went for lunch with friends in Inca today, and then drove into Palma for some shopping. We also took the time to walk through town and enjoy the Christmas lights. Town was very busy and the traffic crazy, so it is nice being back at our quiet flat now, listening to the ocean.
Today the sun came back out and it was very pleasant weather. We went to Lloseta, a small, attractive village about 30 minutes away from us for lunch. David Palamo at his new restaurant Es Garum (opened last April) provided us with excellent food, and also showed us his own garum, which he makes to flavour his dishes. Garum is a fermented fish sauce, invented by the Greeks or Phoenicians, and heavily used by the Romans throughout their empire. David´s modern version was certainly flavourful! A very nice afternoon out and about.