181 - new year's resolutions.

How unsatisfying it is to be someone you are not. This is probably one of the most interesting things I've realised over the last couple of years.  That's why each January is the perfect time to better yourself or to become more yourself in some way. Let's stick to the traditions and make a little exercise of self-reflection. What aspects of my life could I change in order to be happier?

1. Less multitasking and more focusing on just one thing: My attention span has become shorter and shorter… I often find myself doing three different things at the same time... like for example looking at three different screens at once, and of course, as a result, I don't truly drown in anything and I don't get anything done quickly, not to mention all the things that I miss around. Therefore, I am ready to  say goodbye to those days.

 2. Less judgment and more acceptance: I can't help myself but sound rather judgemental towards others. I tend to judge people when my desires or expectations aren’t met which is quite unfair. I need to remember that I cannot possibly know the whole story, and I promise trying my criticism to stop. Live and let live and direct my thoughts towards positive feelings.

3. Less social media and more reading: I really love to observe what others are doing around me, and it is quite scary how people can't get their noses away from their screens. As for me, checking social media is costing me more time that it should, which makes it more and more difficult to do things that I really love doing (as for example, reading). It is true that I try to avoid using the phone when I'm out but still... I think I could reduce the time I'm online even more (and yes, that includes using whatsapp...).

So these are my new year resolutions! Have you thought about yours?
C-ya!

credits: picture taken from interest.

180 - dcode, 15'.

Lost archives from Dcode. 


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179 - '015 summary.

Once again we are approaching the end of the year and it is time to look back and think about everything we have been through during the last 12 months. Mine have been quite interesting indeed.

The biggest change for me happened when I decided to leave my tedious job in Scotland in order to come back to Spain to take the big exam to become a primary teacher in a public school. I can't say it was easy, but it was probably one of the wisest decisions of my life. Now, I am loving my job and enjoying almost every minute of it.

Not just my professional life has changed, but also my personal life. I won't say I haven't made any poor choices over the last year, but of course, I have dealt with the consequences of them (not that I had any other option though, hehe). I want to think that first, they have made me learn from different new situations for me, and second, that I have focus my energy on moving on. Let's try not to forget that experience will develop our judgment to a point where more and more of our decisions will be right. To sum up, and all I want to write here, is that I'm finishing the year under much happier circumstances than it started.

Last but not least, I took every little moment I have to travel. I have flown to Japan, Germany, Portugal and France and I have also been visiting different places in Spain (Salamanca more than once, Granada, Valencia, Malaga, Toledo and La Rioja). I also got the opportunity to go snowboarding in both Japan and Madrid and enjoyed a little music festival where I could listened to the Vaccines, Crystals Figthers, Foals and Circa Waves.

Feeling happier than ever, I am more than ready to say goodbye to this wonderful 2015 and embrace the new year with a wide smile on my face.

Xx.

178 - toulouse, go pro video.

Last content from France! Such a lovely and nice trip to disconnect from all my everyday duties. Now I can start thinking about my next destination!


credits: video shot and edited  by me.

177 - toulouse.


Last pictures from Toulouse. Some were taken in the Japanese Garden and there are also a few snapshots made with our phones. I will share my go pro video in the next entry. C-ya!


credits: pictures taken and edited by me.

176 - gaillac.

Gaillac was our last stop during our little road trip! I especially love these pictures ; )


credits: pictures taken and edited by me.

175 - cordes sur ciel.

After visiting Najac, we stopped in Cordes Sur Ciel. Here you have some pictures of Arancha and me laughing over the rooftops. Hope you like them : )


credits: pictures taken and edited by me.

174 - najac, part 2.














Hi there,

Some more pictures from Najac! 

Actually there was a quite nice light that day. The landscapes were beautiful and I wouldn't mind making a road trip in Southern France stopping in little quiet villages. 

Everything was pretty calm and the air was so fresh.

Anyway, christmas holidays are about to come, haven't planned much but I think I am going to enjoy some time to rest. Can't wait to take it easy and have fun with friends and family.

: )

C-ya! Xx.




credits: photos taken and edited by me.

173 - najac, part 1.


"Najac is a commune in the Aveyron department in southern France. It is a picturesque village set along a ridge above a bend in the Aveyron River." (wikipedia). And I wouldn't have said it better. It was little fairytale village with a castle on the top. Unfortunately, we couldn't see the inside as it was closed until April. Worth visiting it, though. 


credits: pictures taken and edited by me.

172 - toulouse at xmas time.



Hey!

Do you know those silly people who love christmas?

Well, I am actually one of them. And it isn't about shopping or presents, if you know what I mean. In Christmas time, weather starts getting chilly, there are christmas lights everywhere, streets smell like roasted chestnuts and you can see little kids smiling all around. It is also a time when I can meet all my relatives and have nice food and drinks while summarising what we have been up to during the last couple of months. Partying is also quite fun and the only time of the year in which drinking bubbly drinks feels appropiate (I don't consider beer to have bubbles, lol).

Anyway, you already know that night photography is not my cup of tea.
But here you have some of the pictures I took. Hope next ones will be better ; )
Xx.

credits: pictures taken and edited by me.

171 - bonjour.

Been disappeared for a while. This week was completely overwhelming many things to do and many feelings to deal with, but now I am finally relieved, oh well, at least for the time being ; )

During December long weekend I took a flight to Toulouse. I went there to visit my friend's sister. It was a super nice trip. We spent our time visiting little beautiful villages, eating super tasty food and drinking lots of wine and gin.

Arancha (who I know she will be reading me, xoxo) is always a lovely companion to travel with as she is always up for everything and she is always in a good mood. A year ago (more or less) we were walking out and about in London enjoying the christmas atmosphere, so it was quite fun to visit a new city around this dates again. Hopefully, we will arrange something for next year too.

Anyway, here you have a couple of snapshots we took during our stay in Toulouse and I will be soon sharing more pictures and of course the go pro video I edited for the occasion.

Ps. it feels quite nice to have the time to share a few words here.


credits: pictures taken and edited by me.

170 - burgos.

Taking into account that I've exploring other countries quite a lot during the last few years, I have to say that it feels kind of nice to travel around my own one. Spain is beautiful and we should never forget that. There are many many different places to visit! So, taking every little opportunity I have to make road trips around Spain may be one of my new goals in life.


credits: pictures taken and edited by me.

169 - monasterio de yuso.

"The monasteries of San Millán de Suso (6th century) and San Millán de Yuso (11th century) are two monasteries situated in the village of San Millán de la Cogolla, La Rioja, Spain... Perhaps Suso's major claim to fame is as the place where phrases in the Spanish and Basque languages were written for the first time."

We didn't spend more than 15 minutes here as we decided not to enter. Worth visiting it though (even if you don't go inside).


credits: pictures taken and edited by me, info found in wikipedia.

168 - san millán de la cogolla.


Last week was a complete disaster and I didn't have a single moment to upload more pictures. I took these ones in San Millán de la Cogolla and they are my favorites. The morning light makes them look so good. 

More to come tomorrow : )


credits: pictures taken and edited by me.