This morning as I ventured to Málaga on the bus I was dreaming of the Tostada y Tomate I was going to have as soon as I got there. It is a simple pleasure I have acquired since first I landed in Spain, to live, almost four years ago. For some reason it never tastes as good when attempted in the comfort of ones own home – it has to be in a little Spanish café to fully appreciate the wonder of Tostada dressed with fresh tomatoes and drizzled with olive oil.
On arrival at the bus station in Málaga I immediately set out in search of a café I knew served the best in the area. I was happily contemplating the treat to come when I was brought to a sudden and abrupt halt.
Oh. My. God.
It could not be. My eyes were surely deceiving me.
I double checked just to be sure.
No. It was there, right before my very eyes.
There was a Dunkin Donuts in Málaga, Spain.
Every single diet I have ever been on has been ruined by a single jam donut (thats a jelly to you American folks).
There was a moment of indecision. Tostada con Tomate v Jam Donut.
There really was no contest.
Five minutes later I was happily downing Café con Leche, not with Tostada as I had planned from the outset, but with a lovely squidgy jam filled delight that posed a serious danger to the size of my arse! Whichever heathen thought to bring Dunkin Donuts to Spain must be hunted down and thanked immediately!
Speaking of the size of my arse. I purchased a new pair of trainers recently – from Amazon´s Black Friday so they were, I admit, dirt cheap. They are Easytone trainers which, apparently, are designed to firm up your legs and bottom when you walk – and thus rendering the need to go to the gym obselete. I was sold on them when presented with a size 8 model who, I am given to understand, I will look like anytime soon with no extra effort at all*.
Lets face it, these trainers could not have been purchased at a better time now I know of the existance of a Dunkin Donuts in Málaga (thank god it is not on my bloody doorstep!).
I have been wearing aforementioned trainers now for approximately two weeks. On and off. In between bouts of muscular pain and being severely crippled. Yes, I really do feel them toning – especially on a night when I can barely walk for the muscular pain.
Anyway, I wore them today too – tad unfortunate because most of Málaga is a building site in progress. They are working on the infrastructure (badly needed) and thus almost the entire city center road system is a mound of rubble. Getting anywhere requires you to take a two mile detour – even when said destination is just 100 yards away from your current location but, unfortunately, on the other side of said road works. Again, silver lining, potentially a good thing since by this time I had consumed two jam donuts. Sorry Moe, I am given to understand it IS the thought that counts!
After a lot of window shopping and a little actual shopping (sadly the wallet refuses to stretch to what the heart desires…) Iventured back to the bus station.
* All sarcasm about awesome trainers and resultant weight loss is strictly unintentional. Honest.