martes, 22 de noviembre de 2011

It's already Christmas in Sweden

Also in Finland,

En Helsinki ya es Navidad

(I took this picture on Friday night. Helsinki and his beautiful Christmas lights)

and I am sure that in many other parts of the world, but we spent this weekend in Göteborg, in the south of Sweden, and for a couple of days I totally forgot that we are not in December yet.

I don't know if the feeling came from window shopping,


look at the shops in the middle of the street, it was cold out there!


Or maybe because I really wanted a hot chocolate with a fika while enjoying people passing by,


Have I told you that in the north of Europe you can enjoy sitting on a terrace all the year long?

We, people coming from the South, cannot imagine something like that, as terrace is automatically linked to summer and sun.

Here, in Winter, the terrace owners give blankets to the customers, so you can enjoy your hot drink comfortably sat outside.


I love how everything is decorated with flowers and plants in the North of Europe. Don't you want to see what was inside the box?

I did.


One day I have to show you my favourite flower shop in Helsinki. I usually go there all Fridays and I never know what to choose. The flowers last more than a week and the shop it's the most wonderful place in the world.

Maybe this talent for detail is in their genes, as they live so much in contact with the Nature.

As a proof, look how some school children have decorated this park in the middle of Göteborg!


Pol loved the park. It was full of ducks, grass and puddles, a lot of muddy puddles.


I don't know what you think, but for me there's Christmas in the air.


miércoles, 16 de noviembre de 2011

Games along the world

Last week Kireei published the third number of its on-line magazine: Kireei Magazine.

Source: via Conchi on Pinterest

If you haven't heard about  Kireei, you should have a look at it.

Kireei is a Japanese word referring to a catalogue of beautiful things, and this is exactly what the blog is. Cris and Meisi, the authors, are able to find beauty everywhere they look. It's so relaxing and inspiring watching everything they have to show us!

Some months ago they contacted us to see if we were interested in being part of one of the articles. The article was about games are along the world and we were very pleased to say YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!

We shared it with amazing bloggers all around the world. If you don't know them, go and visit their sites. You're going to love them:
  • Irene, from Bloesem Kids. The kind of blog where you can spend ages looking at beautiful and inspiring things for kids.
  • Noemi, from Cozy and free. An on-line shop with amazing clothes for children.
  • Marie, from Brichopas. From Czech Republic, Marie shows her hand-made dolls and toys. It is in Czech, of course, but google translator always helps when it is needed.
  • Emilie, Esther and Courtney from Babyccino. Thanks to their tips I organised our trip to Paris with Pol..
  • Bárbara, from Caos Magazine. She has a wonderful magazine in Spanish for modern parents. If you live in Barcelona, don't miss their Baby Disco. I'm willing to go there!
  • And us, Cosas que pasan, a Spanish family enjoying life in Helsinki.

You can read the article in page 79 of the magazine

Here are some of the trials for the picture I sent them. We had a wonderful afternoon playing.

Mum and dad posing, but Pol was not very co-operative:


We were so into playing with him, that I didn't realise that our hands where out of focus:


Of course we had moved images:


And mum with the remote on her hand (because I deserve it):


Pol was trying to knock the tower off. Of course, he managed to do it, and we realised that this was the real game, not our pretend beautiful tower.

So this was the chosen one. We were happy, weren't we?

  En Kireei Magazine