Yay! Holiday!!!! Up early but sat and read for a bit before getting up. Our flights were in the afternoon so no need to rush about. Bacon omelette and express for breakfast then pottered for a bit, remembering little extra bits to pack – nail varnish!
Whole30 @ Heathrow is tricky but probably saved us a fortune in pre-flight treats. Only got a black coffee from Pret and wandered round the tax free shops. I was tested. We were upgraded to business class and I declined food and booze, but it was an afternoon tea of sandwiches and cake so I wouldn’t have eaten it before Whole30 anyway. Enjoyed a packet of nuts and a bottle of water in flight and read most of a book.
Landed on time and just had to make our way across Madrid on the Metro to collect our apartment keys. Made it to our new temporary home by 8pm so plenty time for a change of shirt and a visit to the local supermarkets. Fairly small stores, being a city centre, but managed to get some coffee, fresh meat and veg. As I hadn’t eaten since breakfast (I won’t count the packet of nuts) I was starting to feel a bit woozy verging on hangry so wasn’t feeling all that inspired to cook. Cobbled together griddled steak with tomato and onion salsa, and some baby gem leaves dolloped with guacamole. Had a few crunchy cortezas de cerdo on the side and sampled the Paleta ham we’d picked up. Lots of water and hit the hay quite early