miércoles, 22 de julio de 2020

massive flower skirt & orange

I'm taking a short break from work (and computers), even if I'm not going on any further. Anyway, I'm going to make the most of this free time and go on some excursions to my nearby favourite places. Sometimes it's not necessary a long travel to feel in a holiday!.
This is what I wore on Monday to go to work, lots of bright colors to cheer up the day. And also lightweight fabrics because it was another damn hot day, 38ºC (100ºF). I'm not a huge fan of summer and I'm glad that it's not such a long season here in the north of Spain (if you compare it with the southern long summers!). Actually I think that temperatures close to 35ºC (95ºF) are bearable if the nights are fresh and pleasant so it's possible to breath (and sleep!) for a while. If this doesn't happen, then your life shrinks to a really small time window in the mornings. No wonder I hate heatwaves so much!


Me estoy tomando unos días libres del trabajo (y de los ordenadores), aunque no es que vaya a ir muy lejos. De todos modos, voy a aprovecharlos en lo posible y saldré a visitar algunos lugares que me gustan por los alrededores. A veces no hace falta hacer un viaje muy largo para disfrutar las vacaciones!.
Esto es lo que me puse el lunes para ir a trabajar, mucho colorido para animar el día. Y también tejidos muy ligeros porque tuvimos otro día de #]*@ calor de 38ºC. No me gusta nada el verano y me alegra que no sea tan largo aquí en el norte (si lo comparas con el larguísimo verano del sur). En realidad me parece que las temperaturas de cerca de 35ºC serían llevaderas siempre que refresque por la tarde y noche y se pueda respirar (y dormir) un rato. Si no es así, entonces la vida se te estrecha a una franja de tiempo por las mañanas para hacerlo todo y luego guardarte en casa. Tampoco es tan raro que odie las olas de calor.



- top, (H&M, still with its labels) second hand at Sunday street market / top, de segunda mano del mercadillo del domingo (aún con la etiqueta puesta del H&M)
- massive flower skirt, made of a strapless dress (second hand too) / falda de la flor enorme, hecha con un vestido sin tirantes también de segunda mano
- necklace and bracelet, charity markets (old) / collar y brazalete, de mercadillos solidarios
- sandals, Raquel Pérez (local factory), old / sandalias, Raquel Pérez (producto local!)
- straw bag, etsy (old) / bolso de paja
- mask, by Nonapapallona, local design! / mascarilla, de Nonapapallona, diseño local

We made some stuffed aubergines (eggplant) for dinner, with onions, courgettes, red and green peppers, tomato and a slice of codfish, everything well chopped. Usually, we cook the aubergines (cut in half) in the microwave for 8min, but you can steam or bake them (only that it takes more time!). They are tasty, despite the photo doesn't do them justice at all.

Estas son unas berenjenas rellenas que hicimos para cenar. Se pueden cocinar al vapor o en el horno, pero nosotros las hacemos en el microondas 8min (cortadas por la mitad y tapadas). Luego se saca el interior, que se añade al sofrito de cebolla, pimiento verde y rojo, un poco de tomate y un trozo de bacalao desalado, todo bien picado. La foto no les hace justicia.

18 comentarios:

  1. The massive flower skirt, how I love it! Its wonderful with the red top and the corresponding mask.
    Your aubergines look delicious, I'm hoping mine grow and I can eat them soon.
    Enjoy your time off and being a tourist at home. Here it's currently 13°C with drizzle. I'll swap you some weather! xxx

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    1. Glad you love the massive flower skirt, I think it's one of my fav pieces now!
      Wish you luck growing your own aubergines, they're such a versatile ingredient!
      Totally agree with you, I'll swap you some weather, even if drizzle is not my fav thing ever!

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  2. Hola, pone la receta por favor en castellano, tiene muy buena pinta!!!!!

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    1. Uy, olvidé la traducción!. Ya la añado, muchas gracias amiga!

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  3. What you cooked looks delicious and I love also your colourful look! It is understandable you don't like the summer as it is really hot in your area. Here in Bavaria even in summer it has seldom more than 25 °C ... Enjoy your time away from the computer!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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    1. Actually, your 25ºC temperature makes me green of envy!. It's totally my kind of summer and there are some places in the north of Spain where they enjoy such pleasant temperature, and usually I visit them (but not this year!)

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  4. You look lovely in your massive flower skirt. I love the orange top. I really need an orange top but can't find one but I'll keep looking. I hope you have a lovely time off work and get to all your favourite places. I do not know how I would cope in the temperatures you describe....

    Take care
    xxx

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    1. Hope you find that lovely orange top you're looking for, sometimes it takes some time to find the right thing!
      I'm still amazed that people keep saying they like summer even in a heatwave!, it's a total nonsense for me!

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  5. The combination of blue and orange is always great. I'm glad to hear you're getting a bit of a work break. Hope the hot weather breaks.

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    1. Totally agree about blue and orange, they make a fab color combo!
      Thank you for your comment, dear lady!

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  6. My comment disappeared as I was typing it, so you may also get one that isn't finished! I am really liking this bold combo of orange and turquoise, and the coordinating accessories. I feel the same way about the extremely hot temperatures as you do. The whole month of July has been hot here and I haven't been going out unless I really need to. Enjoy your break from work, and online!

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    1. I've been having issues when commenting in other blogs too, and have tried to find the reason why my comments dissapear!. I've noticed that my comments stay if I've logged previously. But not always, which is annoying!. Actually, I can't offer a solution. Sorry!
      I feel sorry for you suffering hot temperatures too, it's not the best thing to enjoy outdoor activities, nor a social life, which is so annoying!. Feeling solidarity!

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  7. I hope that you enjoy your break, and the nights stay lovely and fresh.

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  8. Your outfit, featuring the beloved massive flower skirt, is a delight and a sight for sore eyes. Orange and turquoise/blue is such a fabulous combo. Well done on finding that H&M top still with tags - you wonder what's wrong with people to get rid of things they've never even worn, but it's good for us second-handers! Love the necklace and how even your mask matches your outfit! Those aubergines sound delicious! Enjoy your stay-cation, and I do hope you'll get some slightly cooler weather and cooler nights! Besos xxx

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    1. You're right, I wonder what's wrong with people, but I also take advantage of this as a secondhander!. Mixed feelings!
      Glad that the massive flower skirt has such a cheering effect!. And I have some different masks now, so I can feel a little better wearing them if I match them to my outfit!
      besos

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  9. Fantastic outfit, Monica! Such a vibrant color combination, with great details (including the mask, it really looks great here). Like you, I don't like heat, and I am thankful that we have a cool Summer this year. Though they predict 92 F next Monday, oi!

    I love eggplant, yours sounds really good! My daughter made Chinese style eggplant for dinner just last night. :)

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  10. That is one of my favourite skirts of yours, and I love the brilliant colours here. Red + turquoise has to be one of the best colour combos ever (after pink and yellow ;-P).

    I never buy eggplant - it scares me!

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