Vegan birthday to you!

The most faithful readers of this blog might have my birth date marked on your calendar. Or you might not. Anyway, this year my birthday party was vegan—almost. Indeed, I’ve been mainly vegetarian for a couple of years. The modifier means that in festive dates I might eat a typical dish with meat and that…

Birthdays danceathon

Did anyone say “birthday celebration”? Count me in! Although a search of the term birthday in this blog would surely show several posts against birthday celebrations [you’re very welcome to check it], mine was a full birthday weekend seven days ago. In any case, those posts are mainly against celebrating my own birthday; but still,…

I own the king of the world

Yesterday, 6th of January, the Three Wise Men delivered presents to the kids — and some adults — in Spain and, despite what I wrote two years ago, I went to Vilafranca to find out whether I was among the fortunate ones. For the second year in a row, I asked the Wise Men for…

2013, one of the best years of my life

I’m not the first to inform it’s 2013 already — I could be the last one, since it’s almost 2nd of January —, but that’s not my job anyway. Apparently, I’ve gone back to my tradition of celebrating New Year’s Eve in a different way every year after the three years I celebrated it in…

And so this is Christmas (again)

My news feed on Facebook is full of Christmas pictures and everybody seems to be having some great holidays but me. So, let’s go with the flow. In theory, a proper Christmas involves decorating the house. There were four lonely baubles from last year at home, but there was no tree. That’s when you appreciate…

Birthdays anthology – 3

Now you’re about to know what happened when I completed 27 cycles around the sun. After having tea on Tuesday I resolved to be awake at the exact time of my birth once more. However, going out on Tuesday is not like going out on Friday and my friends were working the following morning. Therefore…

Birthdays anthology – 2

Here you are more of my birthdays! When I was living in Badalona, my flatmate went to our hometown the day before my birthday. However, she left a note on the living room cupboard ordering me not to look in it before midnight. At twelve o’clock I opened it and found a present. I was…

Birthdays anthology – 1

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to you that I’m not a great fan of birthday parties; at least not the traditional ones. That’s why I offer you a collection of my celebrations. I remember having just one birthday party in my childhood. I was about ten. It wasn’t the most amazing event ever, but just…

Christmas meals are back

Yesterday was the last day of school of this year and I’m sure lots of dinner parties were held around Catalonia. Since I woke up yesterday and until I went back to bed this morning, I was in constant celebration. At school the kids gave a Christmas concert using songs from Disney films with new…

What wedding? So what?

Sometimes we feel special because the world thinks they are celebrating the greatest event and you celebrate a private and better one. Or maybe not better, but still private. Yapping about our plans for the weekend someone mentioned the British royal wedding. Well, I’ve got better things to think of on the 29th of April.…