Sunday, January 23, 2011

No time for hibernation

This is the busiest time of the year, work-wise, and I am preparing for another week. Just back from a classical music concert (one of the great things about working in the arts is free tickets!), which was a nice break from a day of working on things I need to get finished SOON.
En el trabajo siempre estamos muy ocupada a principios del año, y estoy preparando para otra semana. Hoy fui a un concierto de música clásica, una manera bonita de descansar un poco.

one of the illustrations I am working on
 una de las ilustraciones que estoy haciendo

It is hard to get back into the swing of things in the middle of a harsh winter (thick icy fog today). But being so busy is energising. And the evenings are getting longer.
Es difícil volver al trabajo después de las navidades y durante un invierno duro (hoy hay niebla) , pero me da energía estar tan ocupada. Y las tardes se hacen más largas.

Other ways to beat the winter blues:
-Drinking gallons of tea out of nice cups:
Otras maneras de sobrevivir el invierno: Beber galones de té (en tazas bonitas):

-Injecting some colour -while we're on the topic of beverages, the colour pink never fails to cheer me up, so I had to get these:
Y el color rosa siempre me levanta el ánimo, así que tuve que comprar estos vasos:

-Having things to look forward to: I got some new second-hand books (will start with the biography of Zelda Fitzgerald) and the late Lhasa de Sela's last album in the post. And my older sister and her husband are coming next weekend!
También llegaron por correo unos libros nuevos de segunda mano (voy a empezar con la biografía de Zelda Fitzgerald) y el último CD de Lhasa de Sela.Y van a venir mi hermana mayor y su marido el fin de semana!


  1. -Zelda, my dear, you look so gorgeous in that dress... Let me have another Martini to enjoy it better.
    -I'm glad your family is coming! It will make you good!
    -Colour ALWAYS cheers up. Now you're going to see la vien en rose :)
    -Tea is the best thing in winter (and in spring, summer, autumn...) 70% of my body mass is tea. I recommend you my last discoveries: Japanese sencha green tea and Kukicha roasted tea.
    -You're like tea, M: fresh and warm, simple but subtly complex, trasparent but cloudy, sweet and bitter at the same time but with a tangy flavour. You bring both excitement and calm but you're always conforting.
    -Hey! The best time of the year is coming! I love it. Enjoy the new sun that is returning!
    -What's the book about? Pirates? Arrr... Pieces-of-eight... Arrr!!!
    -I like your "currently reading" I hope we will have a book in common so we'll be able to talk about it.
    -I'm applying for an internship at Hay Arts and Letters Festival in Wales. Please, please, please, please, please, send me all ypou good look and your artistic magic charms...!

    Kisses, tea and sunrays from Oviedo to you.

  2. "look"? - It should read "luck" (Oh, my, I'm losing my English)

    I've left you a long comment in your article about the year gone, Miss Wild.

  3. Dani -thanks for all your comments. OMG, I LOVE Kukicha tea. Only discovered it recently through a friend. I don't think I can go back to my normal green tea now!

  4. Kukicha looks like coffe but has (almost) no caffeine. A good reason to keep on drinking greent tea.

  5. Try Hojicha. It's roasted like the kuki, but instead of being made of twigs, it's made of actual leaves. It's flavour is osmething in between maize and anise. Even better than kuki.