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Sorry I’ve been away for a while, I’ve had a pretty tough couple of weeks work wise so I’ve been neglecting my blog a little. But I’ve been organising something that I think is pretty exciting which I hope you’re like too!
On Saturday night, to celebrate the end of a long few weeks, the lovely Helena (Spanish by name and Spanish by nature) offered to host a Spanish themed soirée, and who am I to turn down an evening of homemade paella and sangria? So after a very well deserved glass of wine after our exam and a bit of a disco nap we got dressed up and headed over to her flat.
We brought some cheeses and meats for some (okay, a lot) of nibbles to enjoy with our seriously tasty and slightly dangerous sangria, which seemed to go down a treat!
Also, in true Spanish style, Helena made gambas al ajillo (prawns in garlic and paprika, helloooo)
But then it was soon time for the main feast. And oh boy, what a feast it was. Paella with chicken, prawns chorizo. Oh wow. My mouth is watering even as I’m writing this – it was so good.
Seriously, if a Spanish person ever offers to make paella for you, count your lucky stars and say “yes” before anything else happens.
I can’t even begin to tell you how good it was.
I might even have to tempt her into making it for me again (pleaaase Helena?)
Oh no, we weren’t finished yet: all good meals have to end with pudding, so we had the ultimate chocolate pudding. A triple chocolate mousey-cakey-crispy all round tasty delight that Lil had picked up for the occasion.
Warning: severe food envy may be caused upon seeing these photos.
It was just as good as it looks, if not better!
We feasted on this, then picked at it all through the evening as we carried on gossiping, drinking sangria and generally having a very girly evening.
Until in the small hours of the night we were sleepily dozing on the sofa and decided it was best to trundle on home.
But I tell you, if this is any taste of spain, Helena I’m coming to visit!