We have a fantastic meal in the port last night at a new restaurant called Lux. I have aubergine carpaccio and a fattoush salad. Show you:
In England a fattoush salad has strips of pitta but here they are fried bits of bread.
Here’s the whole spread:
Mum has sea bass and brother has seared tuna:
Sleep well although wake up a few times and have bad dreams. These drowsy antihistamines are not as good as my beloved Promethazine.
Wake up at 7.20am, have coffee on my balcony:
Then walk to the gym. A shop here sells my favourite label Joseph Ribkoff and I love this dress:
Look at this beautiful Bottle Brush tree:
There is a lovely person at the gym when arrive. Cuddle her and have a Border Collie facial wash:
Trainer arrives. Request that we do Upper Body as legs and abs are sore from the last two days exertions. She sort-of listens although we start with obliques – lifting a five kilogram ball and twisting up and down:
We do Kettlebell squats with shoulder press with a ten kilogram kettlebell and then drop backs and drop forwards on the TRX machine. It’s another tough session: Functional Training is Hard Work.
Walk home via the mall where I purchase a lovely homemade protein shake with yoghurt, banana and Nutella.
My Uncle and cousin visit. We go to Biga the kosher restaurant as they are both kosher. It’s good to see them but I have a new problem: my new shoes give me a painful blister on the joint of my big toe and walking hurts. Apply plasters but to no avail.
Manage some of the huge Farmer’s Salad at Biga:
Unfortunately am tired, grumpy due to painful blister and very tired. Feel irrationally annoyed with the others for ordering unnecessary starters: the portions are huge at the restaurant as you can see.
Leave at two o’clock and then walk home for my sleep, leaving the others at the restaurant. About ten minutes into the thirty minute walk I take off my shoes and walk home barefoot.
It’s hot today and wear my yellow dress and my hat and sun cream. Feel that have caught the sun a bit.
Meditate and sleep for an hour and a half. Brother has just arrived home after taking them to see his University and then on to the station. Cousin catching train to Tel Aviv then bus to Jerusalem and Uncle taking train to Tel Aviv then flying back to England.
Sit on my balcony in the sunshine drinking my coffee. Hope no-one is going to make me go anywhere else today. Need to relax at the house. Have upset tummy: am just not used to these big meals and my body rebels against them.
Have booked Spin for next Tuesday when am back and will see my Dolly then too. Miss her today.
Am enjoying the holiday, or most of it at any rate. Just need to limit my food consumption as too much rich food has a bad effect on me. Have put new shoes aside whilst blister heals.
Happy Tuesday everyone!
*2014. By Michal Hartstein. A Jewish Israeli crime thriller starring Detective Hadas Levinger, a renegade atheist daughter of a religious family.