My only Duty Free purchase was this beautiful pair of blue RayBan mirrored aviators. I have been longing for them since last year, constantly trying them on in shops so i had to treat myself. Despite me wanting the blue, it was still excruciatingly hard to pick up a color! Did you know that they come in rose gold too?! Never mind the classic gold… (see them here). Hard, im telling you.
We are on day two of our Spanish holiday and so far i’ve learned two things:
1. Being in the Canaries doesn’t guarantee sunshine and hot weather. We have permanently a cloud over our heads until lunch time and the temperatures are a balmy 20 degrees. I blame Teide el volcano.
2. I need my passport to shop in Zara. This was a devastating experience, i had to drop all my sale items and leave them behind because we didn’t have our passports with us. I still have nightmares about it.
Everything else is great, we visited today Orotava town which is a couple of km outside Puerto de la Cruz. I have next on my list the Botanical Garden, Siam Park (only if its sunny!) and Teide. We are planning to rent a car for some little island day trips, we want to head down South and see Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos.
Book wise, Im currently devouring The Body Book by Cameron Diaz which is surprisingly good. I like that it shows a history of food habits that we generally seemed to evolve into. Love that it doesn’t promote an exclusive type of diet like carb free/ fat free/ eat celery and carrots or promises to lose weight in 3 days. The focus is on wholesome foods, common sense advice of having breakfast in the morning (which i always neglect!) and just promoting good health. Just like my bestie Cameron, i don’t have weight issues and im quite petite, despite me eating buckets of food and sugar. Im struggling though with energy lows, mood swings and general lethargy, on top of an underactive thyroid. I always need to remind myself to up my game and eat clean.