Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Clara's card

Mi friend Bego had a baby girl (Clara) 3 weeks ago and I went to see her today. It was a lovely day as I went to my other dear friend's house, Aurora, for lunch. She cooked a lovely lasagna and then we went for coffee and cake to Bego's. The house was full of noise, Spanish spoken by everybody: 3 children, 2 babies, 1 grandmother, 3 good friends. Perfecto!

Monday, May 29, 2006


This was this year's first picnic. Not a really beautiful spread more like... quick grab anything and let's go out before the sun goes! So we did

What are you two looking at?

It's the Volvo Ocean Race!

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Cupcake Vs. Muffin

Here it is, Cupcake 3. Now I think this is a more realistic one, for a start I used some chocolate/brown linen (which by the way was a nightmare to work with) rather than that orange scrap of felt I had lying around. Then I decided that I really fancied the real thing so I baked some blueberry muffins. Question: Do you prefer a muffin or a cupcake?

Saturday, May 27, 2006


Well... £72 later I got my camara back. I've really missed taken photos but kept myself busy with my new obsession: CUPCAKES! You see, next week I'm going to a friend's wedding and she has asked guests to bake a cupcake. In Spain we don't have anything like it so I've never baked or even eaten one before so I was a bit apprehensive about the task. Then I thought I could make one... with felt! Sounds good, but you must understand I've never made anything before. Well I half made a bunny and a basic bib under the close and much needed supervision and patience of Hannah (gentlytiptoe) so I'm not sure that counts. So after a bit of research and lots of trouble with cupcake 1 (don't even ask), here's cupcake 2. By the way, don't look too closely as my sewing skills are very poor:

Saturday, May 06, 2006

30daychallenge (Day 30!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

The end.

Well, what can I say? This 30 day project got to the end but no with loads of final trouble in the final stages. My camera is officially in the camera clinic having a few screws tweaked. Took me a while to decide if I should throw it or get a flash new one but couldn't depart with this old friend (it's 5 years old which in the live of a digital camera is quite old) and to be honest, haven't got the money to pay for what I want. So... with one more photo to post I had to cheat again and felt obliged to finish the way I started, with my beautiful Ana.

Friday, May 05, 2006

30daychallenge (Day 29)

Two hands

Unwanted photo 4

Thursday, May 04, 2006

30daychallenge (Day 28)

Street painting

Unwanted photo 3

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

30daychallenge (Day 27)

5 daisies

Unwanted photo 2

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

30daychallenge (Day 26)


Last year we managed to survive all Summer on the rocket we planted in the garden. It felt great to cut some every day to put it on our plate. This year we are trying again and these are the first leaves coming out. Unwanted photo 1.

Monday, May 01, 2006

30daychallenge (Day 25)

I'm going crazy!

Right, my camera is broken down. It died two days after being in Spain. Just typical! So this is me before going to Spain. Basically it reflects, in hindsight, how I feel at the moment. No camera. I'm going crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! When I took the camera yesterday to have it repaired I was told it may be better to get a new one! I bought today a "Which digital camera?" magazine today, and... did you know there's about 10 magazines to advise you on what to buy? Ridiculous. Anyway, I'm having a free estimate to see what's wrong and then I'll decide. So... this project is sort of a cheat because I really wanted to finish it but couldn't so... I may use some previously unwanted photos. !Asi es la vida! (That's life!)