Back again

Hi!

After a short vacation, I must say I feel much better.

I waked to this view for some days:

estamariu 029Just dreamy, isn’t it? It is the Cadí mountain range, here in the Catalan Pyrenees.

Plus, I’ve spent long hours in this lovely terrace, just chilling out:

estamariu 007Orici made a new big friend:

estamariu 026And we were between mountains and lovely villages!

estamariu 087estamariu 109Just the relaxing days I needed so much.

And now, life continues, but I’m more aware of its infinite value.

estamariu 057Love,

Nuresma

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Exhausted

So, I’ve been incredibly tired these last days. When I arrive at home after work I have no energy left, everything seems like a big effort to me (even just opening the computer). As you can see, I’m somewhat out of the world :)

Foto0683Hopefully enough, during the weekends there are moments of complete bliss and relax, like the other day, when we go to this lovely restaurant.

Foto0682A cup of tea and green views are always a good idea :)

Foto0684I hope to get better and to be able to blog more regularly…

In the meanwhile, thank you so much to Debbie and thebusythistle for awarding me with the Leibster Award. I will try to make the next post about it.

Take care!

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Recently found in Etsy

As it’s been a while since my last posting on Etsy favorites… here they are, a few of them:

etsy1This beautiful coral zafu. I really love this shade.

etsy2A landscape that reminds me of my childhood. Lovely photo from here.

etsy3Summer evenings al fresco are coming soon. Can’t wait! These recycled beauties will make a perfect decor.

etsy4And of course, some piece of jewellery is always appealing, isn’t it? :)

I’m always amazed at the great talent of humans… We can really create nice and amazing things!

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Barcelona – aquarium and more

The other day we went to Barcelona, to the Aquarium.

aquabarna 019It was difficult to take good photos (obviously, flash is forbidden and the light is slighty strange in there).

Anyway, the experience was amazing. Here we are under three sharks.

aquabarna 030We loved that visit, and I would recommend it to anyone visiting Barcelona (it takes about two hours, it’s a good thing if it’s raining-for example).

aquabarna 034When we leave the Aquarium, we were very pleased to see the Greenpeace ‘Arctic Sunrise’ in the port.

aquabarna 078This placard means: Sustainable fishing is the future.

aquabarna 081Couldn’t agree more!

And, after that, we went to the Arenas mall for having lunch.

aquabarna 089This mall is very interesting, in means of architecture, because it’s the result of an amazing renovation of an unused bull ring. Luckily enough, bullfights are illegal in Catalonia nowadays (this cruel activity remains only in Spain).

aquabarna 088The views from the top are amazing!

So, all in all, a fantastic day spent in our capital city :)

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Zen dinner

Last Wednesday we had a day off and we took advantage of it in order to relax.

After meditating for an hour, we were not in the mood of having dinner in a restaurant or in our regular table… we needed something different.

aquabarna 007So, I prepared this romantic zen dinner in our favourite spot of the house :)

aquabarna 009Food was light, just like we wanted, and the atmosphere was quiet and peaceful.

A happy dinner indeed :)

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Our changing weather

Hi!

These photos were taken two weeks ago during our brief escape to the sea:

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Temperatures were about 25ºC (77 F).

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And it was sunny.

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These were taken in the morning, about 7am; look at that beautiful sunlight:

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And this was at 10 am. We left at 11am because it was too hot :)

Foto0637And then, look at these images, taken two days ago:

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It was  3ºC (37,4F) at 2pm. It was snowing only two hours before.

Foto0675Of course, these images are not from the sea, but there are only 80 km (49 mi) approximately between these two places.

So, I realize that our weather is a very changing one. And I feel ok with it, because I love variety and where I live I can get very different landscapes just driving for less than an hour.

How amazing is to see spring flowers and snow in the same photo?

Foto0676Today it’s sunny again, although the temps are still cold.

Who knows how next week will be like?

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To the sea by bike

bicimar 003Hi! I’m just back from a little holiday escape (more on that on next post).

Today I want to show you some photos from two weeks ago, when we went to the sea by car + bike.

bicimar 001We have amazing folding bikes (Bompton), so we carried them in the car to a town near the coast, where there is an amazing cycling path that seems like a motorway for bikes :)

bicimar 012Our destination: The Mediterranean!

bicimar 006It was an amazing day! But then things started to go crazy at work and I couldn’t post about it.

Finally this weekend we’ve made an escape (to the sea again) and now I feel much better.

See you soon!

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