Let them eat cake….

You know that proverb ‘you can’t have your cake and eat it’? Well here’s a question…. who says?

And another question…. why not?

I mean for crying out loud, you can’t get away from cakes at the moment, whether it’s baking them, eating them, having them, trying to stay away from them. And I bet you a tray of chocolate butterfly cakes with butter cream icing that with all the cake making going on at the moment there are plenty of people out there who are having and eating at the same time. No matter who says you can’t….

And you know something….. I reckon I’m one of them.

I came to this decision a couple of nights ago as I sat in a short sleeved shirt at 7.30 in the evening, guzzling a vast gin and tonic, with chilled out music wafting through the airwaves around me, looking out across the millpond water of Pollenca Bay. Pollenca Bay EveningSo Graham and I turn to each and grin and say ‘how lucky are we?’ And that’s when we have the ‘cake and eat it’ discussion. Cos someone has said to him that his trouble is that he wants to ‘have his cake and eat it.’ And after giving this a great deal of thought he has decided that his reaction is…. yeah, too damn right, you bet I do!

And this week we reckon we got it just about right.

We weren’t supposed to be there. I was meant to be hard at work, nose to the grindstone, garden designing my butt off. He was meant to be hard at work, nose to the grindstone, doing whatever it is he does when he isn’t having a wonderful time with me. But thanks to me putting my course on hold and him deciding that there is more to life than playing it safe, we booked last minute flights and went out to shut the house up for the winter.

Except for it was still summer out there. The weather forgot to change and we had blue skies and temperatures in the eighties. So you see what I mean – cake, have, eat. Simples.

So Pollenca this week was chocolate and coffee and carrot – all my favourite cakes rolled into one. Some had pink icing….

Pine Walk Pink
Pine Walk Pink

IMG_1493IMG_1501Some had red….IMG_1491

Some orange….

IMG_1516 Some even had blue…. IMG_1497There were multi coloured cakes….IMG_1510 And cakes with no icing at all….

Pollarding in Pollenca!
Pollarding in Pollenca!

And I’m going to leave you with this image. Spotted yesterday as we walked along Pine Walk beside the water’s edge. You can’t see them all but there were actually three dogs in the boat with this rather gorgeous girl.IMG_1494Who knows where the four of them were going….IMG_1495But I thought you would like to share them with me. Because they’re fab. And when things are as fab as this, having and eating at the same time are…. well it’s obvious isn’t it…. they’re a piece of cake.

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