Wednesday, June 26, 2013


This is supposed to be Cuca, also one of my mother's cat. She is very shy and sweet. Black is certainly not the color of her soul.


Sofía is one of my mother's cat. Not very friendly with strangers and very strong personality. More a tiger than a cat.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Black And Orange Moth

I hope you like my black and orange moth. Have a nice day!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Moths Can Also Be Beautiful

This watercolor is to celebrate the first day of the summer. Inspired by.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Colorful Notepads 2

I wanted to show you the end result of my colorful notepads.

I was looking for notepads to write my ideas or dreams, and then I thought I could make them myself.

I painted 4 watercolors that I covered with a plastic film and then I stapled some paper in each one of them.

Hope you like them.

This is the first part of this post.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Work In Progress- Colorful Notepads 1

I have been working on these colorful notepads this week. I hope to have them ready soon.

Here you have the second part of this post.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Signing My Book "Inglés para Torpes" at Madrid Book Fair

Sunday, June 16, 2013

How To Make An Easy And Delicious Apple Strudel In 30 Minutes

I remember that my mother used to make, every now and then, apple strudels when I was a child. They were so delicious we devoured them in a few minutes.

But apple strudels are not so easy to make because you need to work a lot kneading the layered pastry. So, recently she came up with another version of her apple strudel that it only takes about 30 minutes to make.

The secret for getting such a speedy strudel  is to buy the layered (puff)  pastry. You can get it at any supermarket. Below you can see a picture of the one I bought in Mercadona (Spain).  You can buy layered pastry (hojaldre) that doesn't raise or the puff version.

You will need:

  • 3 granny smith apples.
  • Some raisins
  • Some nuts (optional)
  • One coffee spoon of ground cinammon
  • 5 big spoons of sugar
  • 80 grams of unsalted butter
  • The juice of half an orange
  • Baking paper

Start by peeling and slicing the apples. Fry them in a pan with the butter until brown, add the sugar, the raisins, nuts, ground cinammon, and the orange juice. Mix all the ingredients very well.

Place the fried apples on the pastry.

Roll the pastry around the fried apples. Make sure to press the two opposite edges so that the liquid can't come out.

This is a very important step. Wrap the strudel with the baking paper. Make sure you close the ends. This will make the pastry softer and delicious.

Bake for about 25 minutes. Electrical oven at around 200 Cº/392 Fº.

Optional, you can sprinkle powdered sugar on top. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 13, 2013


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

My Pink Roses

Every year, when spring comes, I'm surprised by these roses. They can stand cold and hot weather and they are always beautiful. Here you have them last year. They are special to me because they live in my garden. 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013


Sunday, June 9, 2013


Is that me? Not really, the eyes are too big.

White Flowers

I found these beautiful white flowers on my way home after jogging.

White Morning Living Room

I love how the light filters through the curtains.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Buffet Breakfast

This wasn't my choice but I love it.

Friday, June 7, 2013


Sometimes flowers have thorns, just like people.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Little Treasures

I went yesterday to run some errands, and I found these two little treasures in a boutique. I like the necklace woman so much, it's so cute. And, the owl is a perfect key holder to put in my handbag. You can't lose it. Have a nice day!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Four Bottles

I like to play with bright colors.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Nest And Feather

Suppose a little blue bird left these eggs and feather for you as gift. Only that the little blue bird is a colored pen.

Monday, June 3, 2013

The Best Scones Ever

Last Saturday, a couple of friends came over and I made the best scones ever. So delicious. Here is the recipe. You have to try them, they are mouth-watering.

The Lucky One

It's time for the protagonist to show up.  I love that neck sunbathing.

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