Showing posts with label family time. Show all posts
Showing posts with label family time. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

a little update: our visit to my brother in Switzerland

Hellooo!!! It´s been a while!! So long without appearing here, nor even to say hi! 
My last post was about comming back from summer holidays, and here we are just returning from another trip, eeekk yes, we are :) I promise I´ve been working hard between the two trips, hehe!! :)
We´ve been in Spain for some days during May. We have gone to Seville (well, a town close to Seville) for a family event, then to Madrid, and also took the chance to go to Basel (Switzerland) to visit my brother and his family and another familiar event. 
We have really enjoyed every minute, it´s been awesome. Being in Seville we saw many friends, and our family by my husband´s side, then in Madrid more friends, and in Switzerland, my brother´s family. Here we have a few picks from Switzerland, hope you enjoy :)

We went for a walk on our first afternoon there. In the pic my hubby, my brother and his kids. I´m behind the camera, and my sister in law stayed at home finishing the cake for the following day :)
In the following picture, this was a place where you could buy the flowers growing there. Each variety has it´s price, and you could pick the flowers you want and then leave the money there in a tin. 

Right above, the neighborhood close to my brother´s, and "the smiling house" which was so funny! 
And the bag I´ve made for my 10 year old niece as a gift, she loved it! :)

Last but not least and regarding to work, I´ve finally added some leather bags in my shop, yay! I´ve found a leather that I love here in Santiago, and I´m really liking this new kind of bags. 

Thanks for visiting, have a great week! 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

new year!!

Hello, and happy 2015!! 
Hope you all have had great time celebrating with family and friends during these past days. We are just back from our days in Argentina with my family, and has been great. Lots of people as we are so many, and too much fun. 
We have also been by the country side so close to Buenos Aires for a couple of days, and living away from my country I didn´t remember how much I like that kind of lanscape. The "Argentinean Pampa" is a really exstensive plain land and so fertile, and I really love it as it remembers me to my childhood. Specially love the peace, the rusticity, the silence and the slow movement of everything. Silence is a way of saying... when you are close to a group of trees you can hear the sound of the wind always present. When you are in the middle of the field, you just hear the sound of silence and your steps on the grass. Here you have some pics I made during our walks, and while family was having fun.
Hope you are starting the year with good feet, and in case you are like me, still trying to believe that this is a new year... well, we still have time to realise :-)
Thanks for reading, see you soon!!
ps: by the way, my shop is still on vacation mode as I need to repair my sewing machine.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Buenos Aires and the river

Hello, all! I'm popping in just to say hi :-) and hope you are having a good ending of your summer / winter! 
Well, and, to share with you some pictures I've made during these 12 days I've been in Buenos Aires visiting my family. We have had great time before, during and after my youngest sister´s wedding, and many good family moments that will last on our memories. The one who got married is the youngest as I said. We are eight siblings and I'm the oldest, so I have been feeling kind of "I'm getting old" :-) Those thoughts like "I can perfectly remember her on her diapers and now she is getting married" have been SO really present, he he. 

Something I can say I miss from Buenos Aires (not talking about family and Friends) is the river. We have there the widest river in the world, the "Río de la Plata" that we share with Uruguay on the other shore. I really love that river and despite the cities where I have lived after had rivers, they were so small and I always felt they had not river at all. I think that´s just because on the other side there is just more city, and in Buenos Aires you can´t see the other shore unless you are on a high building by the riverside. So you can feel that on the other side of the river there is "nothing", or stand by the shore thinking that on the other side is the whole world far away waiting to be discovered, and that you are literally in your corner of the world. I remember how funny it was when my husband and some Spanish friends came the first time to BA, they could not avoid talking about "the sea" instead of the river as is really really huge.
Here you have some pics I've made during some walks by the riverside. Obviously the smell of the grass and the water, the silence just hearing the breeze and the soft waves, the soft wind in your face... are things that won't show in the pics, but hope you can imagine :-)
Good bye until the next post! 

Pictures until here were taken in different moments and days in the north sorroundings of the city, where my family lives. The pics below where made in the city, in Puerto Madero. That is a district in Buenos Aires close to downtown that has been recycled some years ago. There it was the old port, that had been abandoned so many years. The new proyect recycled some buildings (mostly the ones with red bricks) and included so many new ones. Something curious about this place is that every street is named after a women. My nephew and niece were really amazed with two old ships we visited, the "Corbeta Uruguay" and "Fragata Sarmiento".