domingo, 20 de mayo de 2012

They say colours are more brilliant just before the storm.

We have enjoyed a long public holiday in the north of Spain this week, which means that The Gentle One and I have enjoyed some welcome extra time together from Wednesday evening. I had some schoolwork to do but on Thursday I decided that enough is enough and indulged myself with a joyful day outdoors.
My overseas sister and I share the habit of taking pictures of complete days as a funny way to keep in touch, so I thought this was a good opportunity to show a day in my life not only with her, but also with other bloggers out there. I hope you like my Friday, May 18 th.

The weather is not very reliable these days, so I don´t give too much credit to climatological predictions. It was said that rain would last the whole day but when I woke up in the morning sun started shining. The Gentle One and I decided don´t make haste and observe the weather evolution while having a little brunch (it was too late for a proper breakfast). Happily, the morning became really sunny at the end. As a result, I had a little shower, managed with make up and wild hair and finally, three kiwis, two homemade cinnamon and apple muffins, a dozen strawberries and a cup of tea later we left home. Just in case I was hungry again I kept an Italian bun on my bag (as you will have deduced, my biorythm is really fast).

We live pretty far from the city center and felt more like walking into the old town as we were in a bohemian mood. 

Althought at first it remained a little cloudy, eventually it got warmer. When we finally reached the city, the temperature was delightful and could admire flowers and plants in all their glory. The old town was busy as long as this particular party is really popular around. The lively atmosphere was an unexpected pleasure. In the last few weeks I have started feeling too isolated as a consequence of all the pressure and bad stress just before the semester exams. To break this kind of unhealthy routine is always very welcome.

After all this exercise something cool and sweet was compulsory, so we stopped for an ice-cream.

No need to tell about the ice cream´s benefits, right?

 Many stores place Spring stuff outdoors as a way of encouranging the Season. My city is really pretty with all the flowers in the balconies and people having tea in the charming coffee shops. If you like romantic and bohemian places such as Venice, Florence or Prague, then Compostela is a must seen. I´ll try to make a proper post about my city as soon as I have time enough! 

Unfortunately, the weather started getting a little annoying again about half-past six or so. This Spring is being really funny, indeed, and you can get wet easily if you don´t pay attention, so we decided looking for a nice refuge in a tea room. We found a truly good one is a narrow street while walking around. The owner bakes all the pies and cakes by herself and she serves a supreme vanilla tea in milk among other delights.
 We don´t have any chain coffee shops like Starbucks in here (which makes me glad, I am not a chain store person), and in general coffee is good everywhere but I have to say that this place was spectacular. I´ll go back soon, I am sure.

Even the ginger cookies were homemade.

While coming back home we made a stop in the library to rent some good films to watch later. There´s nothing like a movies session in a cold night. The chosen ones were Sunset Boulevard, The House of Mirth and Io, Don Iovanni.

I felt really exhausted and heavy because of all the treats during the afternoon, so I was in the capital need of having something light and healthy for supper. I must admit that my better half is a cooking angel, so he made a wonderful salad while I was playing with the cats.

The sweetheart in the picture is Wendy. I also tried to take a good one of Prim, but she is not that sociable.

After eating the super-tasty salad, we watched a movie and at the end of it I was falling asleep, so 
That´s All, Folks!

I really enjoyed making this post and I´d be happy to see more like that out there.
Have you ever thought about making a day in your life in pictures?

16 comentarios:

  1. This is such a good idea! Your day looked just wonderful, all of those sweet treats are making me hungry! The vanilla milk tea in particular sounds delicious! And I just want to snuggle your cat to death, she is gorgeous! I might try one of these posts once I know I'm actually doing something interesting that day.. ♥

    1. I am glad you liked the idea and I absolutely think you should try one of those posts yourself. I am always happy to see about other people´s points of view :)

  2. Me gusta tanto este post que no se por donde empezar a comentar,los dos os veis guapísimos! Y la comida y todo es tan adorable! (Y el gato <3)

    1. Muchas gracias por los cumplidos :)
      Me encanta sacar fotos de mi pareja pero él no es fácil de convencer, así que muchas veces tengo que conformarme con retratos "indirectos" o raros como algunos de los que hay arriba :P

      La gatita es una monada pero tan inquieta que rara vez se deja fotografiar. Tendré que seguir intentándolo.

  3. OMG! OMG! OMG!!!!! I just saw a Day in my life!!!!!! *O*
    I lurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrve it! Also Wendy still soooo cute ^w^

    Me encanta todo!!!! el vestido de cuadritos (que Hymn dice que te favorece un montón!!!), el momento camiseta bebiendo té en casa, el paseo en los jardines de la universidad de camino al centro...
    tienes que hacer más posts de estos *_*
    Yo en breves haré uno tb ya que el sábado nos fuimos de picnic y a dar paseos en bici y saqué muchas fotuelas primaverales =D

    1. El vestido de cuadros es un regalo de mamá, tengo que agradecérselo porque el otro día llegué a su casa y había como treinta grados, con lo que un vestido de verano me vino que ni pintado (yo llevaba en la maleta únicamente ropa más bien gruesita). A priori no me parecía muy de mi estilo pero creo que conseguí adaptarlo bastante bien.

      ¡Te tomo la palabra! Espero impaciente tu post sobre el picnic :)

  4. Oh gosh what a Great idea!!! I really enjoyed your day in pictures and your notes! Love the park photo (just love it) and the coffee place how cute!! Aw and your heart shapped glasses <3 You made a perfect post!! Like to see more!!! :D Have a great week dear ^^

    1. Thanks a lot, darling. I am really happy to see you enjoyed the post, as long as I am always looking for new ideas for showing to my readers.

      The park is even more beautiful in real life, I have to take more pictures of it now in the summer, with all the ducks around the artificial lake.

      Have a nice week you too :)

  5. I love posts like these, I will try and make one too if I find a day that is worth sharing... I don't think my workdays are that interesting, sadly. You are such beautiful lady with your raven black hair and pretty pale skin - and that dress is adorable! You and your boyfriend make a very handsome couple :). Sunset Boulevard is a great movie, I hope you will enjoy it!

  6. I really like them too, so I wanted to make one on my blog at least.
    I am sure you´ll find a good opportunity to portray one of your days the soon or the later :)

    I am a little dissapointed about Sunset Boulevard as long as the dvd was ruined and did not work properly. I hope I can get another copy soon, the film looked epic.

    And thank you very much for your nice words! (blushing) <3

  7. Ooh, is that a chocolate shop? And heart sunglasses! It looks like you had a lot of fun.

    1. Hi, there! Yes, they are chocolate specialists, you also can get a good brunch or yummy smoothies there though.

      It was a really funny day, indeed. Sometimes I just need to let my hair down and break up the routine ;)

  8. Love your style, you look beautiful, I have heart-shaped glasses too! :)

    All those sweets, look so delicious :) If it comes to weather, it has changed here lately too, we had lot of rainy days and I was soaking today while I went out with my dog without an umbrella with me. Oh well, but at least its almost summer :)

  9. Thank you so much, darling! It´s a truly honour coming form a so stylish lady ;)

    Weather in here is still annoying, pretty much. I hope it changes soon.