I live in Valencia.
Valencia is on the coast.
The coast has a lovely east facing beach.
The beach witnesses the sunrise every morning.....
We used to be such great friends, I was up at 6am every day...but since coming to Spain I've turned into a somewhat nocturnal creature. However, after witnessing glimpses of the sunrise last weekend at the Sanitas Marca 10km, I decided I needed to devote some much needed sleep time to watching this beautiful event instead (it happens at 8am now, but in a few months it will be like 3am...ew)
When I wake up in the morning, my first thought is usually breakfast, so it only seemed logical to make ourselves a picnic to take to the beach and munch away whilst enjoying nature. After a brisk walk down to the beach, we arrived perfectly on time to welcome the start of another day....
For the picnic we had done a cute sister thing. Both of us had €5, we both went to the same patisserie, Ells did savoury, I did sweet. We kept our purchases a total surprise from each other. And this way we maintained an element of surprise. I'd recommend it, to make meal times that bit more fun!
We had some meat, veg, tuna mini pastries. The big pastry had pizza filling- tomato sauce and grated cheese, which worked surprisingly well!
The sweet section comprised a caramel muffin, apple tart, strawberry roll and creme patissiere finger!
It was a lovely start to the day, and a perfect way to enjoy the last morning of Ells' visit. I love spending time with my family and I think it's important to make that extra bit of effort to make them feel special. What do you do with your loved ones? How have you gone the extra mile for someone else recently ?