December 31, 2010

2010 favourites





Some photos and moments of this past year. I like to look at them like this, together, precious little memories of 2010.

1 The year started with the first days of January spent in France, in that tiny old village where I have spent many summers of my childhood and where still a lot of family reunions take place. During the last years it has also become a little refuge for N and me, especially for dark winter days by the fire place.

2 Then there were some days spent in Berlin at my sister M's place, full of walks through snow and ice and café visits. My favourite city in the world.

3 The third photo shows my feet, in France again, where we celebrated Easter with my family.

4 The next one is of my sunny street during spring.

5 Cherries in Turin, where we went at the end of May, right on time for them and for some of my favourite strawberry granita with whipped cream.

6,7,8,9,10 These photos are from New York, where we spent two fantastic and incredibly hot weeks in july. I fell so much in love with that city, with Brooklyn (that in some ways reminded me of Berlin) and with the apartment we stayed in. I'd love to go back soon (such a pity Christine is moving to Germany. Just kidding of course).

11 Curly chaotic summer hair, in France again, with N, my little sister L and my cousin by the pool.

12 This one is from an evening walk, a summer habit, through the Raval.

13,14 At the beginning of September I went to Munich, where my sister M now lives. Museums, great icecream, Rhabarberschorle and meeting Lio, my friend F's baby boy.

15 The summer was long this year, this one was taken in September, too. A walk to Montjuïc with N and A, with a museum visit and a picnic in the grass.

16 In October we went to Germany for a big beautiful family celebration, with lots of cousins, cold mornings and apple cake.

17,18 The last two photos are from this month, the first one from our rainy France weekend, and the second one from the streets of Gràcia.

And then there was a lot of school of course, not included here.
And, amongst other things I'm forgetting, I started to sew (a bit), I learned how to make Brioche, I took photos (and want to take many more next year) and I started this little blog which makes me very happy.

Thanks a lot for visiting and for leaving sweet comments, you make me smile.
I wish you a great last day of the old year; I hope that 2010 was good to you, and that 2011 will be even better.

December 27, 2010

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I hope your holidays have been (or are being) great.

I am really tired today, from eating and going to bed late with a full belly three days in a row.

But we had a nice sunny weekend, with bike rides around the deserted town (everybody was at home eating) in the afternoon, golden light and the Pentax around my neck. Pure happiness.

These photos are from our weekend in France a few weeks ago (the last photo is a reminder that I still have to get that poor camera fixed...).

December 24, 2010

fiestas fiestas

Merry Christmas to you all, and wonderful holidays with plenty of peace and quiet and joy and all kinds of good things.

December 18, 2010


Finally some new photos on the way, from the only roll shot with my Pentax during the last weeks.
I wanted to share this one immediatly, I really like it. That's how the afternoon light looks like these days. So nice I sometimes forget the snow I use to dream of instead...

Have a sweet start into your weekend!

December 12, 2010


Right. We're in the middle of December, and my poor little blog looks like he's hibernating. Well he isn't, or at least he shouldn't be. I have been missing you.

So tonight, to break the ice, some random little things:

· I'm not going to write a list for this month, as during November I kind of lost track of the last one. There will be new lists for calmer days.

· I actually had some nice calm days this past week, in the form of a 5-day-weekend spent in France, without internet connection and with so much rain outside you could barely leave the house. It was wonderful, and we brought home a lot of stinky cheese. (The week before, N. had been in Italy to visit family and came back with a suitcase full of food. We really have a lot of cheese in our fridge right now...)

· There are so many great wintery snow photos on flickr right now. I'm jealous...

· Speaking of snow, in the (crappy) photos you can see the first batch of christmas cookies I have baked this year, Zimtsterne. I made a mess in the kitchen, but they are (were) so good.

What's your favourite cookie to bake for christmas???

I hope you have a good Sunday

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