Thursday, April 30, 2009

Happy Birthday, Mamá




Happy Birthday Mom and Many Happy Returns!!!


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¡¡¡Feliz Cumpleaños Mamá y que cumplas muchos más!!!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

One moreday at school




A really chilly day!!!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Pinocchio!!!



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Since I downloaed the lastest Miyazaki´s trailler, Catalina wants to see a lot of traillers in her blog. So I´ve decided to downloaed the new Pinocchio. It was released on DVD and Blu-Ray on 8 of March of 2009.



Enjoy Pinocchio Catalina and everyone!!!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Shopping Sunday Evening

The Hermes´ Rocking Horses are superb, aren´t they?

After having lunch we went shopping. We bought English books and tasty food and when Catalina was tired we decided to go to Café Leon as a treat, and Catalina asked for a... STRAWBERRY FRAISER!!!

Sunday Morning at The Hugh Lane Gallery



Yesterday Morning, Catalina went to visit The Hugh Lane Gallery and she enjoyed it a lot. The Hugh Lane is a interesting museum in Dublin and it´s not too much large for her, so she could visit all the gallery. Her favourites "Egg Fight' (below), a sculptural installation created by Yinka Shonibare, based on themes developed in Jonathan Swift´s Gulliver´s Travels. The installation has two mannequins, Dutch wax printed cotton fabric, leather boots, replica guns, rope, polystyrene eggs and silicon; and her another fav, "Francis Bacon´s Studio", although acording to Catalina, a little messy. (below).


"The Egg Fight" by Yinka Shonibare (Picture comes from Website Hugh Lane Gallery)

Francis Bacon´s Studio (Picture comes from Website Hugh Lane Gallery)




After a long visit to the gallery, we had lunch, a big and delicious lunch at Hugh´ Café.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

The Lastest Miyazaki: Ponyo on the cliff by the sea

Hayao Miyazaki in his studio.
Picture comes from http://www.elpais.com/


He gave us the delightful Porco Rosso, Mononoke Princess, Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle; his new film, Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, is, like those others, a children's entertainment, this time loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid.

It is the story of Ponyo, an appealing little goldfish, who longs to become human after she meets Sosuke, a five year old boy: he rescues her after she becomes stuck in a jam jar.

But Miyazaki embellishes Andersen's tale, creating a story that incorporates a lovely relationship between Sosuke and his mother Lisa, and touches on childhood fears about loss, separation and mortality, as well as environmental concerns.

The film is a visual treat. Shapes shift, objects and characters assume new forms; breathtakingly, Ponyo's goldfish sisters become crashing, fish-shaped waves.


One of the rooms where Miyazaki works


The wonderful movie was seen at Venice Film Festival 2008, and you can already see Ponyo in Spain.

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Nos brindó las maravillosas Porco Rosso, Princesa Mononoke, El Viaje de Chihiro y El Castillo Ambulante, y su nueva película Ponyo en el Acantilado es, como las demás, para niños, pero esta vez haciendo una adaptación del cuento de la Sirenita de Christian Andersen.

Es la historia de Ponyo, un atrayante pececito naranja, que desea convertirse en humano después de conocer a Sosuke, un niño de cinco años que le rescata de quedar atrapado en un tarro de mermelada.

Pero Miyazaki adorna el cuento de Christian Andersen, creando una historia que incorpora la bonita relación entre Sosuke y su madre Lila, los miedos de la niñez, como la separación y la muerte y también introduce el tema medio ambiental.

La peli es un auténtico regalo y ya se puede ver en cines de toda España!!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Mini Vintage!!!

Chaise enfant vintage Jaocbsen

Chaise enfant vintage Luigi Colani


Chaise enfant vintage Bertoia

You can get these fantastic chairs at Balouga.


Thursday, April 23, 2009

Happy Books

Picture come from Nobodinoz








Pictures 2, 3, 4 y 5 come all from Corriani Website

Enjoy Book´s Day with a lot of funny books!!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Jutta Bauer





Jutta Bauer
Jutta Bauer is a fantastic artist and illustrator, born in Hamburg, Germany. She She has illustrated textbooks, worked on films and magazines, and spent many years as an animator. Today she lives in Hamburg with her family where she writes and illustrates picture books.
Catalina has got some of her books, and she loves them. Catalina can quote from memory all her books, especially, Schreimutter (Madrechillona).
Schreimutter (Madrechillona) is the story about a Mum Penguin who shout so loudly to her little penguin that the little penguin...






One month in Ireland




Catalina is having a big breakfast before coming to Ireland


Catalina is reading news in the plane

Catalina is climbing up a tree


Catalina is playing in Zoe´s garden. Zoe is her little friend

Catalina is right now in Ireland, she´s spending a month with me, her auntie, in the island. She´s very keen on improving her English (and her Mum too), and she is having a lot of fun.
She arrived to Ireland last Thursday and since then she is in seventh heaven. Today she has started at school, at a montessori school. She got agitated, she can´t speak English very well, but finally the school was fantastic.
Catalina loves Ireland because it´s in Ireland where she rides horses, and she enjoys riding horses so much...
I am telling more about Catalina in Ireland next days.

Her very first day at Irish school: today

Monday, April 20, 2009

Friday, April 17, 2009