Dec 23, 2010

New Year

So... New Year's coming, and I actually want 2010 to be over, finally! On friday Nico and I are going to his parents' house in the country. This week it's been more than 90º F everyday down here, so we can't wait to get out of the concrete jungle and jump into the pool. I'm making Lemon Pie for dessert on Christmas Eve and we're giving Nico's 6 months old nephew a tiny "swimming pool" for himself (I can't wait to see his face in there!). Hopefully, it will be a nice, quiet weekend outdoors.
On December 31st we're going to my parents', and I'm sure that won't be quiet! We're almost 20 people in my close family (my parents, sisters, nieces, nephews and brothers in law), plus some aunts, uncles and cousins with their children that are coming for the ocassion. As always, I'm in charge of the decorations, so I'll show you the things that are inspiring me right now. I wanted a fresh, airy theme, and I thought green, white and gold would be a great combo. Oh! I already made some DIY candle holders with  glass jars and golden thread and I'll be making mojitos to refresh everybody's throats after a lot of chatting. I'll show you the pictures next year! :P

Well, that's it, I guess I'll be back to posting in 2011, as the next few days will involve a lot of office work, packing, last minute shopping and stuff.
I wish you all a wonderful Christmas, surrounded by friends, family, and whoever you love, and hope we all start the New Year with the right foot. Besos!!!!

Dec 5, 2010

Argentina: Places

I've been planning some posts to show you my country. It's so big, I've only visited a few places yet, but I'd love to know the whole country one day.
I'll start showing you a few pictures of a region I adore, it's in the North West of Argentina, and I'll show a few pictures of three of the provinces in the region, from north to south: Jujuy, Salta and Tucumán. I specially love this region because my eldest sisters and their families live there (in Jujuy and Tucumán), so I go there quite often.

 These are the Salinas Grandes (Grand Saltmines), in Jujuy province, they're close to the north eastern border of Chile.

This is the route that takes you to Salinas Grandes, it's more than 4000 metres above sea level 

This is the town of Purmamarca and its Seven Colors Hill (Jujuy province)

Yeap, that's me  in the Quebrada de las Conchas, Salta province. 

 As you go south, everything gets greener. That's Tafí del Valle in Tucumán province.

 And it's so green it looks like a jungle! On the way back from Tafí del Valle.

* All pics taken by me

Next time I'll show you the other end of the country: the shouthernmost city in the world!


P.S.: I've just realised that my lovely hummingbird template doesn't work properly with Firefox, does anyone know how to fix it? Can't find the answer in Blogger's Help. For those of you using Firefox, sorry for the blinding colors, they're not suposed to be THAT bright.