Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Bits of a Saturday at home.

 One of my favorite flowers: tulips. This bouquet is a gift from my sweet husband.

 New color of nail polish for my feet. Dark purple. I love it!

Saturday night.  I am watching movies at home. This weekend I've seen "The Descendants" with George Clooney. I really liked. I've also seen for the second time some episodes of "Revenge". This series is becoming an obsession. I can not wait for February 8th to see episode 14 ... and I have yet remaining a few episodes of Pan Am and the movie "The Ides of March".

At this point I would to say that Vic and I, both, love movies, but we're never going to the cinema lately. Why? Because in our city, there isnt an cinema for "original version" movies and we refuse to continue watching the movies dubbed into Spanish. I hope this pathetic circumstance changes someday.


Sunday, January 29, 2012

Road trip to Mugardos

For me Sunday and sun is the best possible combination, do you agree? So this morning we got up and drove to Mugardos to enjoy a different day.

First we decided to go to the Castillo de la Palma. It was closed. Honestly I'm not surprised, it's not the first time that this happens to us. Anyway, we enjoyed the view from the entrance to the bay of Ferrol and the Castle of San Felipe, located just in front. The area, in general, is great for walking, with dirt paths by the sea. But today it was too cold for this.

Then we approached the village of Mugardos. There is a very nice promenade by the sea. Before going to lunch, we enjoyed a leisurely stroll while enjoying the midday sun.

For lunch we chose a lovely restaurant situated right on the waterfront called "La Posada del Mar". How could it be otherwise, we ate only seafood: mugardesa octopus, cuttlefish and squid. Everything was great.

So, this has been our Sunday. For me, it´s impossible to make it better. Sun, sea, rich food, peace and Vic. Is all I need to recharge the batteries for the week.

Friday, January 27, 2012

26th of January to 2011

Yesterday was a very special day for us. One year ago, on a day like yesterday, we were on vacation in one of the world´s most beautifull, mystic and romantic places in earth: Venice, Italy. I woke up very early, with the mild winter sunlight streaming through the windows and the magnificent view of the channel from our bed. Victor was already awake and he had a letter and a sweet little box for me... and in that instant he proposed. The world stopped for a moment. Of course I said yes. Needless to say that was one of the happiest moments of my life.

So, despite a long and hard day at work, Vic came home with a rose, a gift and millions of kisses for me. I was waiting impatiently.

He bought me this romantic book entitled "A de Amor" something like "L of Love". I am eager to know about it.

What can I say you about this handsome guy? My love, my friend, the motive for my happiness and the reason for becoming the person who I am.

I will remember that day, 26th of January 2011, until the last breath of my life and so on.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


This was the only purchase I have made during these sales. And honestly, I did not plan to buy anything, even this, but the other day browsing Uterque´s online store I found it and thinking of the summer I decided to buy it, just this, nothing more ... I don´t need anything, I have everything. .. I often wonder where we're going to go with all this consumerist hysteria, which somehow I also include myself ... but we will discuss this another day, today I'm tired. I just want my husband to get home to hug and embrace him and enjoying watching Barça´s victory on Madrid ...;-)

New arrivals at our home

My friend Lu last week surprised me with this gift. We were not celebrating anything ... she just saw them in a store and thought of me and Vic ... isn´t that great? The unexpected gift for no reason are certainly the best ... now I just used one for hot chocolate and I thought about it ... and the magic of friendship ... only thanks Lu.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Black and white Polaroid

I'm really pleased with the results of the black and white film for the Polaroid camera. With color films from "Impossible Project" are very hard to take good pictures ... I do not know exactly what the reason is, but all the pictures come out very yellow, in contrast, with this new film in black and white the pictures come out well defined and the result, in my opinion, is infinitely better.

I took this photo on Friday at our home during a dinner. I was holding the camera with my hand so my image is a little burnt ... I know that is not perfect but I love it!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Fridays dinner with friends

Yesterday we had a dinner at home with our good friends Lucy & Antonio. The menu consisted of a starter of ham and cheese pie and Riojana's rice, all accompanied by white and red wine and for dessert pastries filled with cream, coffee and shots of Orujo cream. Everything was delicious but the best of all was, without doubt, to enjoy the company of our friends. For various reasons we can not see each other as much as we'd like so we took the opportunity to chat, laugh and even sing and dance. Yes, I admit, I ended up dancing to a song from Jennifer Lopez ... Today I am a little bit tired but extremely happy and grateful for all these little moments all so wonderful.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

New arrivals at our home

I love novels, art books, photography,history and cooking books ... meanwhile Vic especially loves books about advertising, marketing, trends, coolhunting ... So since last Saturday we have two new copies in our personal collection.
By the way, I am finishing the book 2 of 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami and I'm super intrigued ... what will be the "Little People"? When I´ll finish it I´ll give my opinion but for now I'm enjoying it a lot.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Fondue lunch

My dear grandmother surprised us this Sunday with a fondue lunch. To our surprise, she simply said that she liked it and bought it because it was funny preparing this lunch. She is adorable and she never ceases to amaze me. Mi mum assigned us the stick colors and  my father briefly explained us how we should do it and ... everything was a success. We will repeat it but next time with cheese (ummmm).

Sunday, January 15, 2012

The river shore

After many days of sunshine, the rain has returned to Galicia. Today has dawned a gray, wet and cold day. In spite of the bad weather after lunch we decided to take a walk near my grandmother's house, in Betanzos. It was a short walk -literally I was freezing-. We took these photos at the edge of the Madeo's river. It is striking as a place usually so cheerful as this, today seemed extremely sad and even depressing under the gray sky.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

This is just a see you soon

Today we must say goodbye to a good friend who heads to Amsterdam to start new projects. We are both very sad, but I know that especially for Victor this is a blow because the affection that, in a short time, he feels for him is enormous and real. This humble frame, with this important message, is the gift that Victor has prepared for his friend as an "hommage" to him. Why Vic has chosen this text? Because this friend is the most creative person we have known.

I know this is not a "final goodbye" only one "bye" but you know goodbyes are never pleasant. We can only wish him the best. I'm sure we'll meet again soon!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Creative moments

This afternoon I have been creative and this framework has been the result. What do you think? It's a project I had in mind for some time. I used things I already had at home: some instant photos (taken with a Diana F+ Lomography camera), an Ikea frame and tapes of various shapes and colors I bought a couple of months in Barcelona and had not yet used. Still don´t know what I will do with the photo frame, where I'm going to place or hang it up, but now I've placed it on a shelf in my bedroom. I'm pretty happy, I think it has gone well.

Monday, January 9, 2012


Today was a long day. I returned to work after a week off and that's always hard. When the morning alarm striked this morning I could not believe it ... To get to your office and to find a table full of papers, piles of letters and emails without reading and that feeling of not knowing where to start is not much better ... but nevertheless, today was ​​a day of sun and lot´s of cold, the morning has gone relatively quickly, I went to do the groceries, I prepared lunch for my adorable husband and I enjoyed the weak afternoon sun on the terrace, I cooked lentils to eat tomorrow, I turned a couple of candles and I sat down to enjoy the darkness of the ocean through the windows of my room and I can say I feel incredibly good.

By the way, yesterday we thoroughly enjoyed with our delicious Sunday morning walk and afternoon we went to A Coruña because we had to have coffee with our friends Sabela & Javi. We were in a place that we love "Pandelino" (if you are from A Coruña and you have not gone yet I recommend it anytime, you can enjoy from a full breakfast at a complete brunch, a lunch of gourmet sandwiches, salads, soups , tea ...) and then we went to have  dinner at a place we did not know and I've been really pleased, it is called Spoom. It's an Italian restaurant that bases its cooking in artisans and natural products. We ordered a salad (ummmm) and delicious toast and talked and talked and laughed ... and it got super late but what would be life without this kind of days ... I do not want to know.

Friends, happy week ... lots of encouragement, on Monday (which is worse) is over and that means less for next Friday!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sunny Sunday morning

We love to walk, we love the sea, we love the beach in winter, the smell of salt, the warm light of January, the sound of the waves against the rocks, close your eyes and absorb the energy from the sun ...

It has been incredible enjoying this way this beautiful Sunday morning, I could not imagine anything better...

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Last Christmas dinner

Yesterday, Three Kings Day, we celebrated in our house the last supper of this Christmas. It was a very intense day. I got up early to cook and leave dinner prepared so that we only  needed to work the oven (the menu was Galician scallops and chicken stew), so before that went to eat at my uncles's house, and we came home to organize the table and finish preparing the appetizers (smoked salmon toast stuffed with cheese, pickles and olives).

We really enjoyed our guests (Vero & Suso and Laura & Iker). We talked, we laughed we  ate ((my god I think I seriously need a diet now that the holidays are over)), we discussed our targets for this coming year ... Everything was fantastic. I love when my friends come over for dinner.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Christmas gifts

Here is one of the gifts that my lovely husband made ​​me this Christmas. "Fuerteventura" of Russian Red has been for me the album of the year and each of their songs remind me of very special and beautiful moments that I never want to forget. The vinyl and accompanying letter are for me the best gift because through them I can transport me to unique moments of this past magical year.

Only one little and insignificant problem though... We don´t have a vinyl disc player... but well, I guess somehow this gift is the push us to buy one. (for a long time we had it in mind)

We dont like to buy a lot in general. Only small things from the heart with special dedications. But...there have been more special gifts but for now I can not show them. (Or I´m not willing to)
I will, when the time comes ;-)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy Birthday Mom!!!

Well, today is a special day because it is the birthday of the best mother in the world! So this afternoon we had a small celebration at home with Koka playing like a crazy, tea and pastries! Vic and I had prepared our gift and I'm super happy because I know she loved it! Oh, I love my mother so much... I could not describe my feelings in words. So I can only say right now that the house is empty, the whole world and the noise is gone ... I'm happy and comfortable with myself and grateful for the wonderful mother that I have ...

(Building the castle of the Stark's with a Zara-Online's paper box)

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