miércoles, 7 de abril de 2021

Urban Walks

My staycation during Easter holiday has been a properly relaxed time, without a computer nor mobile phone (I've kept it connected just in case they call me for my vaccine appointment, fingers crossed!). Lots of reading, crocheting, walking and enjoying our usual quiet life. Even quieter these days as many people have run away to their second homes, country cottages, wherever. We made the most of the peaceful city, having plenty of space for ourselves, so we payed a visit to the city centre and run some errands.

Mis vacaciones caseras de semana santa han sido unos días muy relajantes, sin ordenador y sin móvil (sólo lo mantengo conectado por si me dan cita para la vacuna, ojalá sea pronto!). Ha sido un tiempo de leer, pasearse y todo lo habitual en nuestro tranquilo estilo de vida. Incluso más tranquilo todavía porque mucha gente ha escapado a sus segundas residencias, casas rurales o a donde sea. Y nosotros hemos aprovechado que la ciudad estaba vacía, con todo el espacio para nosotros, para ir al centro y hacer recados.
- trousers, sewed by me / pantalón, costura casera
- striped coat, a hand-me-down / abrigo de rayas, de una amiga
- yellow bag, retail (old) / bolso amarillo
- pendant, a present / colgante, un regalo
The weather has been really warm, so I went barelegged (and even wore sandals!), 15-20ºC most days. Obviously, this is my opinion, as I spyed some people wearing puff coats.
However, wearing summery clothes means that we have to keep ourselves on the gravel paths, as nettles and bramble grow wild around the river banks, invading some trails. But there are also lots of daisies and dandelions and even horse chestnut flowers blooming in our lovely urban walks.

Como el tiempo ha estado más templado, ya he podido llevar las piernas al aire (y hasta me he puesto sandalias), 15-20ºC muchos días. Evidentemente, esto es una opinión mía, porque he visto gente con acolchados por ahí.
Aunque resulta que ir tan veraniega significa que hay que quedarse en los senderos de gravilla, más civilizados, porque en los demás las ortigas y las zarzas están crecidas. Pero no todo es malo, también hay muchísimas margaritas, dientes de león y hasta los castaños de indias están floreciendo en nuestros paseos urbanos.
- trousers, old (shortened) / pantalón viejo, acortado por mí
- tunic, sewed by me years ago / túnica, costura casera de hace años
- sneakers, Nike outlet (old) / zapatillas
- mask, by Nonapapallona / mascarilla de Nonapapallona
Hope you're safe and keeping yourselves fabulous!

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13 comentarios:

  1. We have just gone into another 4 week "Stay at Home" lockdown so if feels like my whole life has been one big Staycation the past year, except that I've been working. Love the striped long jacket with those cool pants - very urban chic!

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    1. Dear Shelley, having to stay at home was not so bad when I was not working!, I even made the most of it and read a lot. Nowadays, I'm working full time and staying at home, so I try to spend outside as much time as posible, I have computer fatigue!
      Thanks for your comment!

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  2. I'm glad to hear you had a relaxing Easter break, enjoying your usual quiet life. And so many people being away you had the city and riverbank paths practically to yourselves. I love the outfit you wore to run your errands. Those groovy trousers look very sophisticated worn the striped duster, and I'm loving the pop of pale yellow from your straw bag. Stunning pendant too!
    You were very brave to go bare-legged wearing those shortened trousers. The sewn-by-you tunic is fabulous too.
    It really does seem that Spring has arrived in your corner of the world, Monica! Besos xxx

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    1. It has been lovely to have the city to ourselves, and it's also strange as I usually love a lively and busy city lifestyle.
      Glad that these trousers look cool, I think that my striped duster makes a difference!, a favourite piece!
      I'm not very sensible actually, as I tend to wear sandals too early. Now we have 3ºC in the morning, so no sandals for a while!
      besos

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  3. It sounds like you had a great break and peaceful, too! I am envious you can wear sandals already it's still very cold here with frost in the mornings. I loved your black, white and yellow outfit and the purple tunic and blue trousers looked fab together. Hope your get your vaccination call soon.
    xxx

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    1. Even if I could wear sandals for a while, the weather is now really chilly, 3ºC in the morning and it even snowed on the nearby mountains. But I keep sandals on hand!
      I'm glad that my parents-in-law have been vaccinated and my dad has an appointment this week!
      besos

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  4. That sounds like a lovely way to spend Easter. Glad you can finally break out the spring clotrhing and bare legs.

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    1. Thanks, Goody, I've really enjoyed this quiet atmosphere.
      And it has been so delightful to wear sandals, even if now I'm back to reality and boots and coats!
      besos

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  5. Bare legs! So exciting, Spring has reached you! I just love those giant paisley trousers and that purple tunic.
    Fingers crossed for news on your vaccine soon! xxx

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    1. Thanks, Vix!. I know you love a summery vibe!
      Glad that you love these trousers, they're becoming a real work horse, they match anything!
      I'm hoping to have my vaccine before summertime!. Feeling frustrated sometimes!
      besos

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  6. love the black pattern mixing with the warm golden tones...... and sandals! yay!
    all the foliage on the trees - looks like may :-D we still had frost last night......
    xxxx

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    1. Glad that you love this color combo, and sandals!, always lovely to wear sandals for the first time!
      The horse chestnut tres are blooming, lots of lush!
      besos

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  7. Ooh, I'm envious of the bare legs! We are expecting temps between 14 and 21 this week, but I've yet to feel warm! Too many cool breezes off the ocean. I love the drama of your black/white/yellow look!

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