Sunday, July 29, 2012

Get back - The Beatles


Today I feel a little sad, because for the time you read this I'll be back to Barcelona. After two weeks of total relaxation and off in Algeciras with my family and friends, now I must go back to routine ... and indeed, there isn't that return to the routine which saddens me, but the fact of not returning home until at least February next year. This is the problem of holiday and living away from home!

Hoy me siento un poco triste, ya que para cuando leáis esto estaré de regreso a Barcelona. Tras dos semanas de absoluto relax y desconexión en Algeciras con mi familia y amigos de allí, hay que volver a la rutina... y en verdad, no es el regreso a la rutina lo que me entristece, sino el hecho de no volver a casa hasta, por lo menos, Febrero del próximo año. Así es el problema de las vacaciones y vivir lejos de casa!



 But I don't want this to be a sad post and I want to show a small restaurant in Algeciras that my mother took me which I left happy. It's called 'Abreboca' and is located in the Plaza Mayor of Algeciras.

 Pero no quiero que éste sea un post triste y os quiero enseñar un pequeño restaurante de Algeciras al que me llevó mi madre y del cual salí encantada. Se llama 'Abreboca' y está situado en la Plaza Mayor de Algeciras.



The truth is that in their menu they have small food treats at great prices, and I was pleasantly surprised. We were able to enjoy a delicious foie gras with tomato jam as a starter, and then asked which is the local dish: lamb on crisp cous cous base and cheese, with a delicious gravy!
 
La verdad es que en su menú tienen pequeñas delicias a muy buen precio, y quedé gratamente sorprendida. Pudimos degustar un delicioso foie con mermelada de tomate como entrante, y a continuación pedimos el que es el plato estrella del local: cordero sobre una base de cous cous crujiente y queso, con una salsa de carne deliciosa!



 Cheese cacke and greek yougurt!
Tarta de queso y yogurt griego!


After lunch we were walking through the park for a while; my mother really liked the way I styled my hair that day. The day before I had found this beautiful pendant for just 1 at Claire's, and did not hesitate to wear it ... looks like a really old piece!

Después de comer estuvimos paseando un rato por el parque; a mi madre le gustó mucho el recogido que me había hecho aquel día. El día de antes había encontrado este bonito colgante por tan sólo 1€ en Claire's, y no dudé en ponérmelo... realmente parece una antigüedad!





 Dress - Forever21
Shoes - Stradivarius
Belt - Topshop
Pendant and hairpin - Claire's
Sunglasses - Blanco
Bag - Handmade




A few days before my mother had also bought some nice shoes in Blanco, on pink colour... they're beautiful!

Unos días antes mi madre había comprado también unos bonitos zapatos en Blanco, de color rosa... son preciosos!



Hope you are all enjoying the holidays and summer!

Espero que estéis todos disfrutando de las vacaciones y del verano!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Summer music & teen love.


On these few days I've been at Algeciras (I'm leaving next sunday, coming back to Barcelona) I've been listening to my old records here at home. Almots all my CDs are here, and it's nice always to come back and find them as you left.



I've got a huge collection of The Smashing Pumpkins CDs. It's my favourite band since I was 13 years old, and when I was a teenager I was always listening to them. If there were a band who could understad what was happening inside my head, that was The Smashing Pumpkins. I used to dress the way they did, read books about them, listened to the music that influenced them (that's how I discivered 'My bloody valentine', for example)...


In 1998, James Iha, former member of SP; released a solo album that I really loved, 'Let it come down'. It's a small piece of music, with lots of love songs perfect for a rainy day. James Iha was my teenage love and, even today he's awesome for me! He released a new album this year, 'Look to the sky', and I hope he would come to Spain for a gig. It would be great to see him again.
He also have another musical project called Tinted Windows, who are pretty great too :)


Later on I've been listening to another artist that really changed my life when I was a teenage: David Bowie.


I've been a Bowie fan since I was a little girl, as I was a great fan of Labyrinth film and I adored David's characther, Jareth. When I grew up I started to listen to his music, specially to his Ziggy Stardust material.


Last week I watched the BBC's documental 'David Bowie and the story of Ziggy Stardust'. You should all watch it so you would understand an important piece of music's history. David, with Ziggy, changed the point of view about music, fashion and sexuality of the 70s.


Monday, July 23, 2012

Candy Kiss - The Creepshow


Hi there!

I'm having a very relaxing holidays at Algeciras with my family and friends, but I must say that we're having some very hot days around here. Maybe you didn't heard about it, but last week there were two major fires in the Canary Islands and now there is a huge fire destroying thousands of hectares in Girona.

The problem of forest fires in summer always affect Spain in a very hard way, but this year we also have to deal with cuts in money for the firefighter teams in our country. It seems really stupid, the goverment is cutting money from every social service but they still have the same salary and still talk about the same lies. And I ask myself if it's time to stop fighting and leave my country or if I could have a little more faith in the inhabitants of Spain... 

Hola!

Estoy teniendo unas vacaciones muy relajantes en Algeciras con mi familia y amigos, pero debo decir que hace mucha calor. A lo mejor no lo sabéis, pero la semana pasada hubo dos grandes incendios en las Islas Canarias y ahora hay un enorme incendio destruyendo miles de hectáreas en Girona.

El problema de los incendios forestales en verano siempre afecta a España de una forma muy dura, pero este año también tenemos que hacer frente a los recortes en el dinero para los equipos de bomberos en nuestro país. Parece realmente estúpido, el Gobierno está recortando el dinero de todos los servicios sociales, pero ellos todavía tienen el mismo sueldo y todavía hablan de las mismas mentiras. Y yo me pregunto si es hora de dejar de pelear y salir de mi país o si, por el contrario, he de mantener la fe en los habitantes de España ...


Anyway, I would like to show you some pictures from last week with my family. These are from the first night I arrived here; we had dinner in a lovely restaurant near my home. 

Bueno, me gustaría enseñaros algunas fotitos con mi familia de la semana pasada. Son de la noche que llegué aquí; cenamos en un restaurante encantador cerca de casa. 











And this was my outfit last saturday for hanging around with my friends Rose and Anabel! I found this denim skirt on Springfield sales, and I'm in love with it! You know that I normally don't like denim, but this one is really cute!

Y así es como me vestí el pasado sábado para dar una vuelta con mis amigas Rose y Anabel! Encontré esta falda vaquera en las rebajas de Springfield, y me he enamorado por completo! Ya sabéis que normalmente no utilizo vaqueros, pero esta falda es genial!






T-shirt - Primark
Belt - Topshop
Skirt - Springfield woman
Shoes - Break & Walk
Bag - Handmade
Hairpin - Alice et June

Oh yes! I found on my wardrobe that gorgeous straw bag! It was made specially for me when I was a twelve years old... I'm so happy I found it again!

Oh, sí! Encontré en mi armario ese precioso bolso de paja! Me lo hicieron especialmente para mí cuando tenía doce años... estoy muy contenta de haberlo encontrado de nuevo!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Little Baby Nothing - Manic Street Preachers


I really hope you're having all a really good time this week. I'm at Algeciras, resting a little bit from work, 15M and everything, but still moving on new things.

Today I want to show you two things. The first one are the pictures from a couple of months ago, when the great band from Wales Manic Street Prechers (MSP) were in Barcelona closing their international last gig.

The music magazine Mondo Sonoro made a contest for a meet & greet with them, asking what would you give the band as a gift if you were meeting them... and I was one of the two winners!! My answer was simple: a customized bunny brooche for each member of the band.






I went with Micky, who is a big fan of MSP too; and watch the soundcheck and some songs they played for us. Then the band came to talk with us and the winners of another contest. I gave them the brooches, and Nicky Wire so happy about them; he really liked it! He also say something really beautiful to me when I told him about the 15M pin I also gave to them: 'Keep on fighting, you're doing it really well'.


 They signed me my setlist from Sziget 2009
 Happiest face ever <3

Pictures from the concert!

The second thing is my lady-like outfit a couple of weeks ago. I was at Pudding with some of my friends wearing one of my old (and beautiful) dresses from H&M. I really love the shape of this dress and I wish they would do more like this!


 Dress - H&M (old)
Socks - Asos
Shoes - Lefties
Bag - from Van Gogh museum, Amsterdam
Hair flower - H&M
Bracelet - Vin Tee Couture



This week I'm meeting some of my friends from Algeciras, and I've got one more week around here... hope you're having a very good time too!
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