You know my relationship with the camera is almost pathological. If the day had more hours, I’d spend them shooting and there are times of the year, like fall, when the light, landscape, trees, colours, sunsets, absolutely everything is beautiful and my need for taking photos is multiplied by a thousand times. End of summer […]
I hesitated writing this post. At the end of the day, there are excellent travel guides and specialized blogs in which to find all the information necessary to visit Fuerteventura, but the truth is that this blog is also a family diary and, as such, our holidays in Fuerteventura had to be included in it. […]
Don’t you think that we hardly notice our surroundings, or that we don’t value them as much as we should? That happens to me in the natural paradise in which I’ve had the luxury of living for the past 18 years. It turns out that I live in a beautiful country but rarely mention it […]
Let me be honest: I’m at war with toys. They’ve been my main enemy for the last 5 years and I had no other choice than to yield to the evidence: I’ll have to live with the enemy for many more years to come. Because of this sad reality, I’ve been trying to find a […]
I believe there aren’t a lot of people as slow as me when it comes to decoration. We moved to our house a month before Inés was born (move when you’re eight months pregnant – that’s me), more than five years ago, and I had the impression only two spaces were more or less finalized: […]
This post should have been on the blog months ago because we visited Copenhagen almost a year ago, but better late than never, right? I bet some of you are still figuring out what you’re going to do this summer, so this article may be useful if you visit Copenhagen with your family. A gorgeous […]
There aren’t many things as specific to your culture and as related to your home country as school. We spend many, many years at school. These are formative years which shape us and our future, years during which we forge unforgettable memories and meet people who often become our best friends. At least that’s how […]
One of the best pieces of advice I got when I was thinking about opening a blog was: don’t do it for anybody, to get followers or become famous. Do it just for yourself. The blogosphere is such a crazy world. There are more and more blogs and bloggers aspiring to live from their blog. […]
Tons of work, Christmas dinners with friends and colleagues as if the world was ending with the year, Christmas gift shopping, kids’ Christmas school shows, suitcases to pack, stress trying to fit everything in the car, miles and miles of driving before arriving home… I believe the feeling of running a marathon the weeks before the holidays, the impression of holding your breath until the 24th is common to many of us and, in my case, it has been exacerbated since I have children. It doesn’t last, it’s for a good cause, but still it’s such an effort that I usually spend half of the holidays either exhausted and with no energy to do anything at all or, quite often unfortunately, I get sick. Every year it’s the same story: tiredness comes together with a mix of the emotion and anxiety of going back home: emotion because I’m going to see my loved ones and anxiety because I’m going to miss those who are not here anymore very much. With all that, days fly and I always come back to the routine with the feeling I haven’t done much. This time, though, I’m determined to change things and enjoy these days as if the world was really ending on December 31st. I want to do all those things I don’t have time to do when I work: enjoy every single moment I spend with friends and family. I’m going to devote myself to the things I’ve always wanted to do when I’m in Spain, but which I’ve never done because so far that’s not how I used to spend time when I was at my mum’s home. These are some of the activities I’ve planned for the Christmas holidays. I’m sure I’m being too ambitious, but it’s better to think big, right? 1. Bake cookies with Inés. I think you’ve read several times that the kitchen and myself aren’t big friends. Inés, though, seems to have inherited the cooking skills of her grandma and this Christmas I’d like to spend an afternoon with my mum and my daughter baking Christmas cookies. Can you believe I’ve never tried? 2. Make an advent wreath. You’re going to tell me the advent period is over, but last year I made one at home and it was so fun and relaxing with the scent of eucalyptus, Christmas songs and the warmth of the fireplace that this year I was frustrated I didn’t have time to make another one during the advent period (actually the most stressing time of the year at work!). Well, why wouldn’t I make one now even if it’s not the time anymore? If it makes me happy, I just need to go for it! 3. Study the photography breakouts I’ve bought. When I see an interesting course launch, I can’t resist buying it. Then I lack time to look at it and it stays in the hard drive forever. I’m looking forward to having some time to learn more. 4. Take pictures of my loved ones. Since I’ve started to do family sessions I can’t be happier, but at the same time the reality is that I have less time to take photos of my own family. The Pyrenees offer spectacular landscapes and such a beautiful light… I also want to do more documentary photography: my mum with her grandchildren and my brother and his wife while we are all together. Those pictures may not be the most artistic ones but I’m convinced I’m going to love them more than all others in a few years’ […]
I met Melitta the first year I started to work in a private bank in Geneva. She was Head of Internal Communications while I was working in Marketing and External Communications. I’ve always been fascinated by female managers as unfortunately there’s still a long way to go until we achieve true gender equality. I was […]
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