Friday, September 10, 2010

Friends and family for a Friday, always some handmade around!

Friday again! And once again, not the beginning of the weekend for me, I had my weekend Monday and Tuesday, the wonders of a nurse's schedule!

Here I am again, going to share a few photos from G's trip to Spain, more specifically the ones of him meeting up my parents, my bro, sis-in-law, nephews and my friends!

As I picked G from the airport, I drove us straight to my parent's cottage, since we were celebrating my mum's b-day that night with a BBQ and tiramisu for dessert! G not only got to meet my family there (except my youngest nephew) but also two of my best friends, Gema & Emilio, that came down for the celebration and meeting!

G with Gema and Emilio

Gaurav, Gema and myself

We had a fantastic dinner, but since G's Spanish is not too good yet, I had to double as translator for him and everyone, since English fluency is not big around here...

G also got to meet Miss Cinnamon, but for some strange reason she wasn't too fond of him, she started barking at him and wouldn't come near me when G was around... My spoiled lil pup... She had to be the first doggie ever not to like G on sight... all my dad's dogs instantly loved him!

Miss Cinnamon being all sulky

We stayed at the cottage for a few days, and G fell in love with it, I'm so happy and relieved he does! I love staying there, it's so peaceful and just plain great... and I'm so glad he thinks the same!

He also enjoyed the whole home grown veggies and fruit, he even had some veggies for dinner! And also loved cucumbers & tomatoes salad with olive oil and vinegar, simple, but the taste of the veggies is great, fresh out of the garden!

My parents grow cucumbers, zucchini, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes and also have plum trees, almond trees and fig trees! They also love taking walks in the country and gather and dry their own Rock Tea (not from the same family of your regular black, red or green tea), and G fell in love with all this!

Even though we would have spent all days at the cottage, we were meeting again with Gema and Emilio at their house on Wednesday and also with Alberto (Emi's brother) and David for dinner. We had a great time, and since David is also fluent in English, I wasn't the only translator in the dinner table! Around midnight we were ready to leave, and a bit sleepy, so we thought that before the drive we'd have some coffee, and even though it was a really tasty coffee, it was a BIG mistake, cause we ended up having a sleepless night, awake till around 7 am!

From left to right: Gema, Emilio, David, Alberto, yours truly & Gaurav

After our weekend away at Valencia, for the Maiden concert, we had another family dinner, at my bro's house, so G could see their house, meet Nana (their doggie) and Alex (my younger nephew) and say his farewells, since the next day he was flying back to India.

Gaurav with my nephews, Alex & Joel

Gaurav and Nana, friends at first sight!

A full family portrait! And me & my sis-in-law wearing some RockyTheZombie!


  1. Sounds like you had a fabulous time, the food looks amazing! I hope Miss Cinnamon gives G her sign of approval next time ;)

  2. Sounds like Cinnamon is just Jealous because she can sense that you love him:) I'm sure they will warm up w one another.

  3. Wonderful photos!! don't worry about Cinnamon - she was probably jealous :)
    Have a great weekend!

  4. Poppy said what I was thinking.

    Your trip looks like it was a success. I am so jealous of your parents cottage. The landscape is spectacular and veggies look delish!

  5. Sounds like you had amazing time too :)) x

  6. that is too funny about miss cinnamon! my cat (whom i have had since 8 weeks and she is now 14) never really warmed up to steve. i do believe poppy is right in that they get jealous because they can sense the love!!!! =)

    love the photos, as always!!!

  7. What a wonderful visit! How could G not love the cottage, it looks so lovely, and abundant with fresh goodies! I love the pic of G with Nana. :) Cinnamon will come around too! ;)

  8. Awww...I love the cottage! It looks like you guys had such a great time! :)

  9. hey there, miss pili! i used to follow your blog under a different name a while back, and thought i'd stalk again under my new business name/blog! :) how have you been?!

    also, can i just say that you and g are just about the cutest couple ever?! no wonder cinnamon's upset! haha :)

  10. thank you for the compliment about my horsies! :)

    and i see you figured it out....was it different than other blogs? if so, i'll need to fix that!

  11. Those cherries are so cute! And they look tasty. Looks like you had a great time!


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