lunes, 3 de enero de 2022

Winter Holidays

It has been a long long holiday and I took a step back from computers, so totally neglected my blogging (again!). Too busy as we had visitors at home for the first time in ages. My parents stayed with us for some days, after we took every possible precaution (everybody is fully vaccinated and tested). We decided to keep it simple and cancelled any family gathering. Anyway we're still worried about the increasing number of cases, but hoping this is not going to last for a long time.
The weather has changed from freezing fog to unseasonably warm and even sunny. Totally a mood booster, not only because of the sunshine itself, but also because of some mundane tasks, such as air drying the laundry!. Real Life!.
Obviously, we've made the most of the sunny days!. We've gone for walks, ran errands and had appetizers (pintxos) almost everyday, but managed to avoid crowds.

Me he tomado unas vacaciones bastante largas y lejos del ordenador, así que he dejado el blog abandonado (otra vez!). Pero es que estaba ocupada, con visitas en casa después de muchísimo tiempo. Mis padres se han quedado unos días, hemos tomado todas las precauciones posibles (todo el mundo está vacunado y ha pasado pruebas) y no ha habido más reuniones familiares. Seguimos con muchísimos casos, así que es preocupante, aunque espero que no dure.
El tiempo ha cambiado de niebla helada a increíblemente bueno para esta época del año. Siempre anima ver el sol, y además es una alegría poder secar la colada al aire por fin, viéndolo desde un punto de vista más prosaico.
Claro está, hemos aprovechado estos días soleados, hemos paseado, hecho recados por la ciudad y también hemos salido a tomar pintxos casi cada día (siempre muy tranquilos y evitando las multitudes!)

- lightweight coat, clearance sale (years ago) / abrigo ligero, de una liquidación (hace años)
- dress, jazzed up by Ramonak Workshop local designer / vestido, con diseño de Ramonak Workshop, comercio local!
- sneakers, Adidas outlet (Old) / zapatillas
- orange-red cardi, second hand (Sunday street market) / chaquetita punto rojo-naranja, de segunda mano del mercadillo
- scarf, retail (a present) / pañuelo, un regalo
- cork bag, Fine Cork Portugal (old) / bolso de corcho

- jungle print trousers, sewed by me (years ago) / pantalones de estampado tropical, costura casera de hace años
- striped t-shirt and fuchsia jacket, CandA (old) / camiseta rayas y chaqueta fucsia
- sneakers, Adidas outlet (old) / zapatillas
- scarf, flea market / pañuelo, de mercadillo
- lightweight coat, a hand-me-down / abrigo ligero, del desván de una amiga
- crochet cardi-thing / chaqueta de ganchillo
- bag by Nonapapallona old / bolsito, de Nonapapallona

Some simple appetizers we had at home. Slices of pear and some blue cheese and goat cheese over rye crispbread. And some chicory boats!, some of them filled with chicken breast marinated, other ones filled with vegetable spreads. Not very different from usual at Chez Allnut! ;DD

Unos cuantos aperitivos que tomamos en casa, bastante fáciles. Biscotes de centeno con pera y queso azul o queso de cabra. Y unas hojas de endivia con rellenos variados, pechuga de pollo marinada, y algunos untables. No muy diferente de lo normal en Chez Allnut. ;DD
Have a fabulous week!. I'll be back soon, as we celebrate Epiphany (Three Kings' Day) on 6th of January (see here and here. More holidays!.
¡Que tengáis una buena semana y Felices Reyes!. ¡Espero volver pronto!

7 comentarios:

  1. It must have been wonderful having your parents to stay, Monica! And of course you needed to step away from computers and just enjoy the time spent with them to the full. Avoiding gatherings and crowds sounds like the sensible thing to do with the numbers going up again. We did exactly the same.
    Our weather has been unseasonably warm as well, but unfortunately it was mostly accompanied by rain.
    I'm loving your fabulous outfits as always. That dress in the first one is a sight to behold and I'm swooning over the mix of stripes and flowers, with a dash of pink, in the second one.
    Your plates of appetizers are looking mouthwateringly delicious!
    Have a great week, Monica! Besos xxx

  2. Happy New Year!
    I'm so pleased you had family to stay and have had a nice long break.

    The outfits are all lovely and so colourful and beautifully accessorised.

    Loved your appetisers, too. I love pear and cheese together...

  3. Happy New Year!
    Hooray for being able to have your family visit. Looks like a beautiful assortment to foods.

  4. Happy New Year, Monica! I love these family photos and that food looks gorgeous, I've never thought of combining cheese with pears before and I'm salivating!
    Fabulous, stylish and inspirational styling as always! xxx

  5. Your appetizers look delicious! How nice you were able to see your family over the holidays. I agree that sunny days can be such a mood lifter - it is sunny here today for the first time in weeks and even though it is still cold and we have snow, it still feels good. We are in lockdown again for this month and I'm back to working from home, sigh.

  6. happy new year monica <3
    delicious appetizers!! have to copy the pear/blue cheese idea.
    and delicious cool outfits! love all the colours and patterns..... lovely family shot at the bar too.
    lets hope its the last rearing of the virus!

  7. It's great that you were able to see your family - they and you must have really enjoyed it. And it must be lovely having some sunshine (not to mention air-dried laundry - I'm longing for a 'good drying day' again...).