Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Buenos Aires - Outdoor Wednesday

Hi! It is time for Outdoor Wednesday kindly hosted by Susan at .

Today I show some photograhs taken the weekend I spent in Buenos Aires before taking the flight to Cape Town, South Africa (there are no direct flights from Santiago de Chile). Enjoy and have a great Wednesday!!!

At Plaza de Mayo (May Square). You can see in the back the Casa Rosada in Buenos Aires. I'm at the center of the pic wearing a red sweater.

Plaza de Mayo (May Square) in Buenos Aires. The other way round.

Beautiful paintings at Caminito in Buenos Aires.

Witty quote from Cheeky Quotes

Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing.

Phyllis Diller
That is SO right!!! LOL

Monday, September 21, 2009

My Cat - Blue Monday

Go for more great posts of this event kindly hosted by Sally at

I made this set for my cat to try to eat from the plate. But cats have not opposite thumbs so I gave up the knife and fork lessons.

Anyway, you can appreciate his blue eyes, blue collar, blue bell, and the blue flower in the china.

Have a lovely Blue Monday!!!



Thursday, September 17, 2009

Chilean Independence Day

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Tomorrow is our Independence Day. I took the day off, so I'm very happy at home :D

And I won't return to work until Monday!!! Yay!!!

We Chileans celebrate this holiday cooking and eating a lot. We've got a kind of a barbecue (asado) and individual meat pies (empanadas).


You can read more about Chile's Independence Day at

Have a great day!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Chilean Pottery - Blue Monday

This event is kindly hosted by Sally at

My post for Blue Monday is Hand Painted Chilean Pottery.

I like it very much because I find that yellow lemons and navy blue are a great combination.

May you all have a great Blue Monday!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Rosewater by Crabtree & Evelyn

Today is Pink Saturday. Don't forget to visit people participating at

This lovely fragrance is so refreshing and femenine. I bought it in Panama's Duty Free last year in my way to Cuba.
It reminds me of vacation. One of the best sensations ever.
Happy Pink Saturday!

Friday, September 11, 2009

London Bear - Show and Tell Friday

It's Friday!!! I love Fridays!!!
You can participate in the Show and Tell event by Kelli at   
My show and tell of this week is my keyholder.

A cute little teddy bear that my brother-in-law gave me when he went to Cambridge to study.
This little guy can bend it's arms and legs, just like the big ones. And his shirt definitely tells us he is in love with England.
The colourful background is made with some of my scarfes. I thought it'd look nicer that way.
Well, that's my show and tell item.

Have a great weekend!!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Cango Caves

Hey! We are celebrating Tablescape Thursday! This event is kindly hosted by Susan at
Make sure you visit her blog to find some georgeous tablescapes by the participants.
My only picture of a tablescape left is this one:


I was having breakfast the same day I visited Cango Caves in South Africa. You can see it at the following picture:

Yes, I look very much as a tourist with that camera, he, he.
You can find more information about Cango Caves in here.
Happy Tablescape Thursday!!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Elephant Riding in Zimbabwe - Outdoor Wednesday

Susan at A Southern Daydreamer is the gracious hostess for Outdoor Wednesday. Participants post pictures of anything that they might find outdoors. Come join in!

My post for today is an outdoor Elephant Riding in Zimbabwe. As you can tell from the pictures, Elephant Riding is very scary since you are very high (you could touch the trees crowns!) One woman payed for the trip but couldn't do it, and regreted it when all of us came back safely.

After the trip we had the chance to feed the elephant that carried us and caress it.

Have a great Outdoors Wednesday, girls!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Roses in Cross Stitch

I've been so busy stitching roses in a towel that I don't even take the time to take a pic of it. I promise to post one soon.

Have a great day!

Friday, September 4, 2009

I'm a kitty - Show & Tell Friday

Today is Show & Tell Friday hosted by Kelly at Thanks, Kelly.

Hey! It's Friday again! I know most of you are at home enjoying Labor Day. Cool.
Well, not here in Chile. We work normally. But it's still Friday!!!

My show stuff is a cellphone holder. As you may see it's a Hello Kitty plastic figure I bought in Santiago de Chile. It costs about $4 USdollars.

Since I'm a kitty, this is my symbol. He, he, he.

My boyfriend and I have the same cellphone model.

So I got this cute kitty holder to identify my cellphone from his.

I thought it was a good idea to put it over some of my colourful scarfes.

Pictures are not very clear because I lost focus since I didn't know how to use the camera at that time. But I've learnt it, so I promise better pics in the future ;-)

Have a great Friday!!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

South Africa - Oudtshoorn Ostrich Farm - Kitty on ostrich

Today is Tablescape Thursday hosted by Susan at
Don't forget to visit her blog and take a look to her elegant tablescapes. Her work is brilliant.
I don't have a tablescape to post, so I'll talk about a fun travel I made 2004 through South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Part of the Gardens Rout tour was the ostrich farm in Oudtshoorn.
You can see me riding an ostrich in the following pictures. Only people that weight under 70 kilograms can do it. 
Yes, it is dangerous! Ostriches feet are strong enough to cut you in two pieces from your head to your chest.

And they are speedy animals indeed.

What was in my mind at that moment was "How in the world I got into this!?"

I was so scared but it was so fast that I could barely realized when everything finished.

Anyway, it all went fine, thanks to the help that kindly gave me the staff of the ostrich farm.

It was a rough emotions afternoon.

May you all have a great Thursday!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Shotguns Near To My Office


About two hours ago, I heard a series of shotguns near to my office. I could not believe it!

Then I heard some whistelings and screams (kind of moby ones). Next thing I heard: ululating sirens.

I immediately let down the metal blind. I was very scared and so were my co-workers.

We work in a small street very near to Santiago Homicides Police Headquarters and to a University. It is very common to hear the students protests against Mapuches treatment by the government or anything else. But we never ever heard shotguns.

Today one of those protests seemed to become out of control and one of the students apparently threw a hand made bomb (we call it molotov bomb) into the Police Headquarters. Big mistake: chaos, struggling and shotguns. As a result, the policemen opened fire at the street in the afternoon (a little earlier than 2 p.m.).

It was frightening indeed to be in the middle of a shotgun (well fortunately not exactly in the middle). Real shotguns don't sound like in the movies but more like New Years fireworks. I wonder: how is it possible that a policeman can just open fire at any street during working hours jeopardizing civilians security in such an unwise way?

You may say "Well, how is it possible that students can just throw a molotov bomb in any street jeopardizing civilians security in such an unwise way" O.K. I agree, both are wrong. But isn't policemen duty to protect us and care for our security?

I'm atonished and furious. Anyone could get hurt besides one policeman that apparently received a blow from a stone (he is seriously ill, but the cause is still unknown).

Finally we are all O.K. but sadly Chile is still waiting for something terrible and shocking to happen before taking preventative measures.

Arica and Parinacota Outdoors

This event is kindly hosted by Susan at

Well, since I live in an apartment, my outdoors for this week take place at a wonderful travel I made to North of Chile last December. Please notice the beautiful desert landscapes and the crystal clear sky. Have a great Wednesday!

Lluta Valley
(It is in the middle of the dryest desert in the world Amazing!)

Lauca National Park
(you can see 2 famous volcanos in the back called "Los Payachatas": Parinacota and Pompaire)

A very friendly llama.
(She loved eating cookies from tourists hands and truly behaved like a dog, he, he)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

8 Months - 2nd Time Around Tuesday

It is time to celebrate 2nd Time Around Tuesday!
That is a scarf that used to be my mom's, but she gave it to me. I love the color.
I'm so happy because it has been 8 months exacty since my boyfriend asked me to be his girl.
These months have been amazing. We have loved each other so much and fought too little.
I've never loved like this before. Life is great and I see little birds singing all around and hearts poping like pink bubbles, etc. He, he, he.
I started stitching again yesterday. My shoulder hurts but I stop, take a break and stitch again. My project consists of two white handtowels with little roses. I'll post a picture soon.
Have a great Tuesday, girls!
 Don't forget to visit Diane at for more 2nd Time Around Tuesday fun!