Let the sun shine in

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You know those weeks… where day after day that you draw your blinds you get =a grey cloudy sky with some  intervals or rain, or heavy rain… That is Dublin right now, puff!

So, this week I am time travelling to a time where the warmth kiss of the sun was with me. Yes, that’s right, we are back to Madrid! But on this occasion to visit “el *Chiringito del Sr Martin“(*Refreshment stall. note: this is not even close to be as cute as in Spanish,so some things are better not translated), a bit of the beach in this coast-less city.

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What else would you like: having the pleasure of enjoying an authentic piece of seashore gastronomy in a place where the word fun is displayed every where. You might be thinking … well, but you are still missing the best part, the sea. You might be right, but for a Madrilena like me the company of these two :), some “tintos de verano” and the great sense of humour from the staff they made it just right.

So tell me, how do you mentally survive your winter? Are you planning any holidays? or do you time travel too? (comment and share, don’t be shy).

Regards and have a great week,

(Spanish Version)

Sabes esas semanas, donde cada día que abres las persianas te encuentras con una nube gris encapotando todo gratamente acompañada de lluvia moderada a fuertes marejadas torrenciales…si sabes lo que es eso, es que !tal vez vivas en Dublin!

Así que esta semana, tratando de escapar de esa visión, he decido viajar al tiempo donde el sol besaba un cuello cálidamente y plantarme de nuevo en Madrid. Esta vez para visitar “el Chiringuito del Sr Martin“, un pedacito de playa en esta ciudad sin costa.

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Que más se puede pedir: el placer de disfrutar de un trocito de gastronomía del litoral en un lugar donde la palabra diversión se escribe en cada rincón.

Igualmente podrías pensar que los chiringuitos están en playa con su mar al lado. Y posiblemente tengas razón, pero para una madrileña como yo, la compañía de los dos que salen en la foto, con una par de tintos de verano y el cachondeo que había con los camareros hicieron esa salida una de esas para recordar.

Así dime, como sobrevivos esos meses de invierno? planeas vacaciones? o también viajes un poco en el tiempo? ( comenta y comparte, no seas tímido)

Un saludo y disfrutad de la semana,

Pictures: moonlight and raven
Thanks to http://www.chiringuitosrmartin.es for the lovely time and amazing food we had there. Location: Calle Mayor, 31. 28013 Madrid.


Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored.

Sweet Sicily …home sweet home

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Don’t you love the comforting touch of a homey kitchen when you enter a coffee store? Surrounded by the warmth and sweetness of something that it’s been just baked?

A few months ago Dawson street located a new hidden gem within their Georgian houses’ basements: Sweet Sicily. A cracking place for a great italian coffee with an splendid sweet counter that catch your eye the minute you come in.

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There is a sentiment of yearned familiarity when I come in. It might be the natural friendliness of their staff or echoed conversations that fill the place. A resemblance of what a coffee store means to me, a social place.

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I am having my fingers crossed that in the future their staff and owners will continue having fun and making the rest of us be part of it.

Bring new ideas to this cafeteria love scene seems complicated. However Sweet Sicily has brought the standards a bit higher. No doubts the have a great coffee and very appetising cakes and bites but their best win is the good-natured calibre of their staff. Basics are usually taken for granted in benefit of the wow factor. I was glad to see the careful attention for the clientele by people whose smile seems part of their nature.

Oh! I almost forgot. So far I’ve tried their Nutella & Ricotta, Honey & Ricotta tarts and a friend their an upside down pineapple cake. What I can say is that our conversation paused by ticking sound of our forks in the plates.

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This is place to add into your agenda. Thumbs up!

…and enjoy.