We are house sitting in a hilltop village about one hour (by bus) outside of Granada in Spain. The village is very small and although it has a baker, his wares do not include biscuits.
Our second trip to Granada took biscuit buying to a whole new level! First of all we drooled in the bakery window deciding what we wanted. Then we entered the shop and positioned ourselves where we could best point to said items. This step is important for the linguistically challenged. Then as the (cough) Spanish speaker I chose the largest number I knew (in Spanish). Pointing to said biscuits I said ‘Diez (10 – pronounced deeyeth) por favor’.
Thankfully the attendant did not ask me how many of each biscuit we required, and she carefully selected one of each with her tongs, discarding any that were not perfect, with a disgusted shake of her head. The chosen perfect morsels were arranged with care on a gold disposable tray.
With a flourish, a piece of pretty paper with the shop name displayed prominently was placed on the bench top. The gold tray of goodies was placed in the middle. Next a piece of grey wrapping ribbon – the exact shade that appears on the wrapping paper was cut and the parcel wrapped and tied with precision.
Next a matching paper shopping bag was produced and the package placed carefully within. Appropriate amounts of Euros changed hands and we were out on the street feeling like we had just purchased an exquisite piece of the finest handcrafted Lladro – and in a way we had!
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