Thursday, 30 July 2009

Keeping Tradition

This is the third summer my blog lives... and as I've already done in the previous two, I am writing a garden update.

This summer my Mummy tried to grow lettuce. And grow they did! We had the most delicious salads. Don't they look lovely, green, and altogether yummyish?

Once a courgette planter, always a courgette planter...
Ahem, not quite! But this is the third time we plant courgettes, and the third time we get such huge, beautiful fruits.

We have rows of lovely, green courgette plants. =)

Once again, for the second time, we are trying to grow beans! They are much taller now, but they were growing wonderfully in that picture!

Courgettes and beans... :P

Wooops! This isn't a part of our vegetable garden... must have gotten uploaded by mistake... Hmmm... ^^

This year, as the new experiment, we are trying to grow pumpkins! This small yellow flower was the first to appear. =)

And so far, so good! Our garden is growing splendidly!

Thursday, 23 July 2009

And You Know...

You Are a Cherry Flavored Popsicle

You are sweet and friendly. For you, summer is all about doing your favorite things.

You are a nostalgic person. You love old fashioned things like ice cream trucks.

You savor everything. Every taste of summer, the feeling of the sun, the smell of the beach...

Of all the types, you love summer the most.

...Mr. Quiz here is right!

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Thank You, Hannah, For The Blog Button!

A quick post to say that my wonderful blog buddy Hanna has made me an awesome Blog Button! Thank you so much, I appreciate the effort and I really like it!
People can link to me now with it... feel free to take it if you wish!

Friday, 17 July 2009

I Am Impatient...

...for the birth to come!
You can see her big tummy better in this picture... she is due anytime now!

Monday, 13 July 2009

Keeping My Promise

If you remember, I promised you I would post pics and what I had done with some friends two weeks ago in this post. Now I'm keeping my promise! I had to promise it, otherwise I knew I wouldn't post it in two months! [grin] I wrote a diary while I was there, so I'll post some bits and pieces of it. We had a lot of fun! The girls are coming here tomorrow to spend a couple of days, actually...

"Satisfaction. That's what I feel as I listen to music, sitting in the car on my way to Christine's house. I'm going to spend five days with her, her family and Julietta. Christine is a cheerful, teasing fifteen-year-old and Julietta is a chatty, happy young lady who is always smiling. I like them a lot, and now, as I'm watching the scenery going by us quickly, I feel so blessed and happy. Five days with wonderful people... what more can I want?
"Christine's parents always had fun activities and ideas, such as visiting historical places and bathig in the swimming pool at night. I'm sure I won't be bored because, on top of everything, their house has a fantastic library. There are hundreds of books in each room and I still haven't had a chance to read them all. They also have a wonderful, green garden, so the combination of company and people is perfect."

The first night was a blast... we had so much fun!

"Christine slumped six fat pillows on my arms and I had to climb down the stairs carefully, watching every step. Then, Christine, Julietta and I snekaed inside the kitchen and stole ice creams and juice (not really :P), and after going back to the living room, where we slept, we sat down with the cat on our beds and talked, crunching on the ice creams while we teased each other.
"Christine had also brought down books and magazines (we had fun criticising the models in them...), and my camera was sitting on a table, waiting for the right moment to come to action.
"They had an interesting conversation about how annoying open doors were when you were doing something inside the room."

This is one of our many funny teasings:

"We sometimes had whispered conversations, but it soon got late and we decided to turn off the lights and go to sleep, although it was so warm they found it hard to sleep. 'Oh, I'm so HOT!' I complained, moving around my bed to find a better position. Julietta leaned over and whispered, 'STOP bragging, girl!', and we burst out laughing."

OK, this one the second day...

"Late in the afternoon Christine's mother decided to take us to a nearby mall to spend the evening in. We walked around talking, looking at clothes and shoes. I found a lovel navy blue, long skirt, but I didn't have any money on me, and we also visited a jewlery shop.
"The shop was packed with beautiful glass shelves full of jewlery, all of different colours. There were necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings, even toe-rings!, each of them having tons of different styles to choose from. All the others bought something but me; I didn't fins anything that I really liked. Maybe I am too picky, after all..."

Later in the night...

"While I rambled outside the garden munching on my peach, Christine's mother came out and showed me how they'd trained Gerd, their huge watch-dog, to do a couple of tricks. It was interesting, although the dog was far more interested in my peach and actually got her front paws on my shoulder to try and steal it.
"So I went down the stone steps into the swimming pool, barely up to my skirt, and the dog stayed at the edge, waiting for me to come back and try luck again. In the end I had to run inside and ask for help because Gerd was all the time on me. I got some scratches out of the experience..."

Another interesting conversation...

"As I went back to the living-room, where Christine and Julietta were eating an ice-cream, I smiled. 'Oh goodie. Can I have one of mine?'
"Christine looked at me and started giggling uncontrolably, making the bed move. I shook my head in faked despair, and murmured, 'I think I'll five you up...'
"Christine sat up with a surprised face. 'For adoption?' Her eyes were big, her mouth open and her voice innocent. I tilted my head, and looked at the ceiling, considering it. 'Why, thank you for the idea, I'll think about it'
"At this point, Julietta turned around and said, 'Yours are in the freezer, two bottom drawers', at which I answered, 'Thank you, Julietta,' and as an afterthought, I added, 'Good to know someone takes me seriously...'
"After some minutes us three girls were lying down on our beds, eating ice-cream and reading books."

On Wednesday we went to Barcelona.

"We also packed three small water bottles along with the lunch sandwiches. We marked them so we wouldn't get confused with which was which one's: Christine's had a red band, mine had a green band, and Julietta's had a blue band on hers."

This is the first picture I took in Barcelona.

"I like Barcelona. As a matter of fact, I like big cities, at that. There are so many sensations in a city. So many colours, so many sounds, so many smells, so many different people. From the colourful flowers and trees growing to the adorned shop windows and different styles of clothes people wore; from the shouts of a man trying to sell his goods to the noise people did when they walked and the joyful and delighted squeals of a child on his dad's shoulders; from the delicious aroma coming from an open restaurant to the perfumed ladies that walked past by us and the clean scent coming from tidy shops; from foreners that come from the North, fair and blue eyed, to the dark Spanish people tanned by the sun.
"Cities are so full of everything. Even the floor has patters!"

An example of it...

Happy Christine!

This reads: "In Barcelona, 1 of every 3 dead people dead in traffic accidents was walking by foot. Attention: we are all pedestrians."

Talking about colours... I couldn't resist taking a picture of this advertisement... "Life in Pink!"

This seat is made of broken tiles. I really like them!

Souvenir shops... they are so picturesque!

One thing I really love about Barcelona is its architecture. Casa Batlló, part of the Façana de la Discordia (Batlló House, part of the Discord Facade. It is called like that because three very different houses constitute de facade)

Casa Amatller's ceiling. Very impressive!

We visited the Perfume Museum. It was awesome!

"A tall man led us to a big room full of shelves. After paying the entrance, us three girls were left alone.
"I found the place very interesting. There were all kinds of examples of perfume vases, from ancient ages all through the years till the present. There were also pictures and information about people who worked with perfumes, such as Cocó Chanel.
"The different vases were beautiful. There were chrystal containers from Greece, ceramic vases from ancient Egypt, golden ones from Turkey, and so on. The shapes, sizes and colours were so varied!"

Samples of Chanel perfume... ahhh!

The golden sample from Turkey. It was beautiful! I also have pictures of the Greek chrystal vases, but since I couldn't use flash, and they were inside glass cabinets, they are blurry. This one has reflections of the glass, as well.

Tiny samples. There hundreds of them! It was incredible, really.

Some more of Barcelona's varied architecture...
...more... =)

Barcelona's city hall. Notice the clock in the centre of the building? I love it!
A lamp... :P

My favourite picture of the whole lot! One side of the famous Barcelona Cathedral... it was in construction when we went, but I was still able to snap this picture.

This is a pond which we visited. It was full of cents! People believe it gives good luck to throw cents in the water. There must be a fortune in there!

Something that happened to us in Barcelona...

"I noticed how people inside cafés and restaurants laughed, waved and smiled at us when we passed the place where they were, and I was somewhat confused by that. I wondered how come they were so friendly, so I asked the other two girls if they had noticed it. They just laughed, and when we went by another public place I understood why.
"As we passed the glass windows, Christine and Julietta smiled wildly and waved like crazy at the people inside the room. Some of them reacted looking the other way, or frowning, but some good sports would smile back and laugh at us. I didn't know what to do, if feel embarrassed and walk a little far beihind, or join the fun and tease the guys inside the shops"

Thursday was spent lazily. We didn't do anything at all. We just read and talked. Nothing special.
Ah... but Friday! That is something different...

"I have no idea why in the world did the alarm clock in the cell go off so early. I guess because I had told it to. But it was way too early for me, because I'd gone to sleep very late the last few nights.
"We were going to a water fight that day!! I was so excited."

"It was a game of guys against girls. They would stay together, and we would scatter and attack at the same time, breaking their line. But if one of us was caught by herself... well...
"We all had bottles and water balloons. We had gotten together at a public park which had many fountains, but because it was a public place we played with our clothes on. That was fun! What I'll remember for the rest of my life...
"Yes, I was caught off guard and on my own. I ran, and although I can proudly say I ran a lot and gave the boys a good chase, they finally caught me. One of them grabbed my arm and made me crouch on the cement floor, while the others made a thick circle around me from which I wouldn't be able to escape. And it happened. All of them emptied their two litres and six litres of water bottles on me, teasing me and laughing. How humiliating!, (not really, I was laughing all the time!). When they finished they all ran away, and left me on my poor own.
"When I got up I was dripping, soaked, wet, full of water, and more than you can imagine! My clothes were soaked. My, that made me laugh so much!"

So these are my adventures from two weeks ago. I had an awesome week there, and was sad to say goodbye. I hope you enjoyed reading the post, and hope that I didn't bore you a lot! [smile]

Post Number 250!

So my blog has 250 posts! I was so happy when my blog had 100 post... and now my blog has 250! It's not bad, since it's 2 years and a half old...
So, happy 250 posts, my dear blog!

Friday, 10 July 2009


My favourite kitten - cat... she's grown! I took this picture today. She is expecting and about to have her kittens, so Mummy told me to take pictures of her now that she's so big! This is my favourite picture of her, though you can't see her tummy. Isn't she sweet!


While I promise a post about last week (about time) and the pictures I took on my outings, I am leaving you here to enjoy the company of a few shots form this month.

Saint John's celebration... I couldn't get good pictures of fireworks this year because they were ever so boring...

As people would say... we are in crisis...

A scrumplicious delumptious apple-and-pear meriengue my Mummy made for me... =)

I was walking past the piano with my camera in hand, and I thought I could use it right then and there...

This picture, although not very good, is cool. It had started raining two nights ago when I saw the solarium's roof dripping from the open window. So snap! And I didn't use flash.

I was hungry yesterday night... so down I went to get some chocolate and rice crackers. I couldn't resist taking a picture of it! This is my favourite pic in the lot.

It was raining hard this morning as we drove back from Barcelona. I had the camera leaning out from my purse, and the idea popped in my head... the windscreenwhiper and the windscreen.

Thursday, 9 July 2009


(>'_')># I was going to give you this wafffle.

#<('_'<) But then I was like,

(>'#'<) I'm hungry.

(>'-'<) So I ate it.


Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Musings Of A Bear Of Very Little Brain

Although Eating Honey is a very good thing to do, there is a moment just before you begin to eat it which is better than when you are.

Have A Friendly Day
When you've been walking in the wind for miles, and you suddenly go into somebody's house, and he says, "Hello, Pooh, you're just in time for a little smackerel of something," and you are, then it's what I call a Friendly Day.

Personal Thoughts
When you are a Bear of Very Little Brain, and you Think of Things, you sometimes find that a Thing which seemed very Thingish inside you is quite different when it get out in the open and has other people looking at it.

Control Your Stress Level
To seem quite at ease hum tiddely-pom once or twice in a what-shall-we-do-now kind of way.

A Little Caution
When you go after honey with a balloon, the great thing is not to let the bees know you're coming.

Saturday, 4 July 2009

Behind The Clouds - Tags Galore!

Ahhhhhh!! I'm loaded up with tags! That's what happens when you don't do them the moment you're tagged, and so they all pile up. As a matter of fact, I still have a tag I should have done a year and a half ago, though I can't remember what...
Anyway, here are the tags, and if I forget some, please tell me about it! Here we go... breath in...

From Elránia... thanks! =)
How tall are you? 5 feet 3 inches

What is your favorite outdoor thing to do? Take a walk, read on a tree I've previously climbed and watch sunsets/sunrises.

What are your favorite indoor activities? Playing music, scrapbooking, writing, reading, blogging... the list is endless.

What are your favorite books? Redeeming Love, Kip Parvati, Death of a Guru, God's Smuggler, and many more.

What are your favorite movies? I don't have favourite movie, I just enjoy watching them once

If you could live in any era, which era would it be? Right now!

Who are your favorite fictional characters? Goodness, I don't know! I like so many of them.

What are your favorite songs/artists? Again, too many!

Who are your favorite poets? Lord Tennyson =)

What are your favorite mythological creatures? Fairies, talking trees, unicorns. :P

What are your favorite girls names? My own (both), Raelene, Abigail...

What are your favorite boys names? James, Tristan and Nathan

What are your favorite colors? Red and black

What do you often say? Uaska! :D

What fictional character would you love to meet? Woops... how to choose... Edmund, probably.

Who do you tag now? Since all of my bloggie friends have already been most likely tagged, if you haven't been, then imagine me looking at you and saying, I tag *yourname* :D

From Eruanna :D
What is your favorite book? Redeeming Love

If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go? Alaska, Australia or anywhere in USA.

If you could go to any fictional place where would you go? I'd go to Peter Pan's Neverland... I don't want to grow up! T.T

Do you love to write or do you just like writing? or do you write at all? I totally love to write!!

What do you want to be when your a grown up? I'd love to travel a lot, study Marine Biology and study Photography.

Favorite animal? Killer whale.

Favorite song? No idea whatsoever!

Do you like school? Yes, I enjoy it a lot.

Are you people person because I'm getting the idea that you are? I'm a people person... I love to be around people!

Do you like to talk? Oh yeah!

Favorite food? Spaghetti with tomato sauce and oregano, or chocolate... :P

Hobbies? Writing, photography, travelling

Favorite Author? Lucy Maud Montgomery :)

Favorite weapon? Either a long sword or a slender bow.

Is this a fun tag or are you getting bored? I'm having fun because I have to think about what they ask, haha! :D I don't always know myself 100%.

Do you like Hannah Montana and all those girly people and movies like High School Musical? Wh-haa-aat?? There is no way.

What are you scared of? Either being first or last in something.

Favorite flower? Rose or sunflower. I also like gladiolus a lot.

Do you always use the same password or do you use different ones? I usually use a different one for each account.

Do you like blogs? Whyever do you ask this question, I have one! :)

What is the expression on your face? Happy, open, I guess...

Are you going to tag anyone? I don't think so, haha!

Color of your eyes? Really dark brown, almost black!

OK, finished the quiz... did you just sigh? Actually, no! :D I have a couple more to do... :P

From Eruanna, as well!
Who is your favorite artist? I don't know... I don't think I have one!

Who is your favorite classical composer? Johann Strauss Jr.

Who is your favorite singer? That's complicated... I have so many that I like!

Do you like to write? Totally!!

What genre? Whatever... :) Real life, adventure, mystery...

What is your favorite picture book? I don't have one...

Favorite book? Redeeming Love, most likely.

Favorite painting? The Accolade!

Do you compose music? I've tried... :P And still do.

Do you write songs? Read the previous answer... ;)

Do you like poetry?
Very muchly!

Do you write poetry?
Yes indeed.

Favorite poet?
Lord Tennyson.

From Hannah (I was going barefoot!)
What is the best summer holiday? I don't have one. ;)

In your opinion, what months are a part of summer? June, July and August.

How hot is too hot? It depends on my mood. =D

What low temp. makes you bummed? I usually enjoy cold!

What is one article of clothing you simply love, but you can only where is the summer? My way long, puffy skirts.

What's your favourite thing to do in the summer? Swimming, going for walks, go on outings on big cities, observe foreigners, suntan, have supper outside in the garden...

Where's your favorite place to be in the summer? In a big, fresh forest full of life.

Favorite scent for sunscreen? I don't need one! :D

What is your swimsuit like? Black with green dribbly twirly bits, but I have to buy this year's still.

You've just gotten home from the beach, you smell like? Like salt... *sigh*

And from Hannah again... (*Blush* I didn't make my bed this morning *blush*)
Starting time: I forgot to look.

Name: MoonShaw

Sisters: 1

Brothers: 3

What are you wearing? My favourite jean skirt and a green blouse.

Favorite number: 3

Favorite drink: Apple juice, real Coke, caffeine included!

Favorite month? May.

Favorite breakfast? Never mind this one.

Love someone so much it made you cry? Of course!

Broken a bone? No, thankfully. :)

Been in a police car? No, but I've been in an ambulance, if it helps. =P

Been on a boat? Yes.

Came close to dying? No, thankfully! :)

Been in a hot tub? Yessss!

Swam in the ocean? Yessss!

Fallen asleep in school? Yes, hahaha, it was hilarious!

Cried when someone dies? Yes.

Fallen off a chair? Yeah. That, too, was hilarious. AND embarrassing!

Who did you last yell at? At a guy yesterday who was soaking me with water - and I was dressed! :D

Do you like filling theses out? Yeah, it always makes me think of funny or curious memories or things.

Do you like yourself? I'd say too much... ;P

--------------Today did you---------------
Talk to someone you like? Yes.

Got sick? Nope, thankfully!

Sing? Of course!

-------------------Last person who-----------------
You talked to on the phone with? I think it was Isma.

Made you cry? I don't remember...

Went to the mall with? Chris and Juliet.

Been to Europe? Yes! I live in it :P

Been to Asia? No.

Been to Russia? No.

Been to the Bahamas? No.

Been to Mexico?

Been to Canada?

Been to Africa?

---------------------Final questions--------------------
What are you listening to? It's Amazing, and the air coming in through the blings.

Do you hate someone in your family? Such a question to ask!

What car do you wish to have? Toyota Célica... LOL

Good singer? Let's just say I like my voice.

Indoors or Outdoors? Outdoors. :)

Do you have a job? Yeah, I teach English and Maths

Time finished: 21:46

I had to put my playlist in shuffle and answer the questions with the song that came up. Was very funny!

If someone says "This is okay", you say: Cherish the Love

What would best describe your personality? Vagabundo de Amor (Okay, I don't agree)

What do you like in a guy/girl? Crush (Okaaay... sureeee...!)

What is your life's purpose? Stop & Stare (I stare alright, but I don't stop!!)

What is your motto? I Dare You To Move (now, I like this one... :P)

What do your friends think of you? Pieces (okay, guys, how do I take that?)

What do you think about very often? Please Don't Go (ahem, *choke*, ahem!)

What is 2+2? Cry (I'm starting to, this is so... you know...)

What do you think of your best friend? Faith (VERY appropriate!)

What do you think of a person you like? In my pocket (hahaha! :D)

What is your life story? What Makes You Different (Makes You Beautiful) (OK, I like to be different...)

What do you want to be when you grow up? Beautiful Girl (LOL!!!! Hahahaha! :D)

What do you think when you see a person you like? El Muchacho de los Ojos Tristes (that makes sense... :P)

What do your parents think of you? Por Que Te Vas (Whyever would they think that...?)

What will you dance to at your wedding? Soulmate (now, that makes sense! :D)

What will they play at your funeral? I'm Like a Bird (and I just flew away...?)

What is your hobby/interest? I Want To Be With You (hey, that might be an interesting interest...)

What is your biggest secret? I Want To Stand With You On A Mountain (there we go again... BTW, who is that "you"?)

What do you think of your friends? We Danced (ahem...)

What's the worst thing that could happen? Everything (shakes head, serious face...)

How will you die? A Girl Can Dream (wait, I dream a lot... better stop that right now...)

What's the one thing you regret? Tal Como Eres (now that's enough!!!)

What makes you laugh? Someday We'll Know (depending on what we'll know... it might be true ;])

What makes you cry? Bye Bye Baby (goodbyes make me cry... yeah...)

Will you ever get married? Wouldn't It Be Good (does that mean it's only a dream?¿?¿?)

What scared you the most? First Kiss (this is the last straw!! No way!)

Does anyone like you? Mad World (okay, *sniffs*)

If you could go back in time, what would you change? Snow Patrol (what!! we don't get snow here!)

What hurts right now? Right Here, Right Now (*laughs* This one is good)

What do you most often exclaim? Moving (that makes sense too...)

What did you first say as a baby?
All Good Things (okay, what to say about this one...?)

If you had a pet, what would you name it? Sálvame (NOT!!!)

What is your favourite sight to see? Savage Garden (well, I admit, it might be interesting!!)

What makes you gag? Blue Danube Waltz (well, if one of the dancers trip and fall... it might... ;])

What are you best at? So She Dances (I like this one!!!)

If you wrote a book, what would you call it? Love Changes Everything (nice title!!)

What did you wish for last? Cristofori's Dream (beautiful, really *sniffs*)

What would your superhero name be? You Raise Me Up (well... it'll do, I guess...)

How soon will this be over? Pour Que Tu M'aimes Encore (sigh...)

Where are you sitting? Toys Not Ties (that hurts!)

What do you most hate? Only Hope (NOT!!!!!!!!)

What do you most love? Sometimes When It Rains (good answer!!)

What is your secret name? Remember When It Rained (I like it, but what do I have with rain???)

What will you post this post as? Behind The Clouds (no wonder, no one'll like it!!)


"Observe, listen, and learn"

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