domingo, 10 de mayo de 2015

Of real friendship: my whipper-snapper

Some people may think frienship is a humankind thing. However, what they do not know it is also a matter of animals, too.

Since a child, I have always been an animal lover, especially a cat lover. For fifteen years I shared my life with a Simese female cat who gave me lots of good moments. Yes, readers! I'm not crazy nor wrong when writing "who", since I've always considered her part of my family and a living being full of features humans sometimes lack.

One year ago, a white, smart and tender Turkish cat with double-coloured eyes entered my life. Since then, he has become my best company. I sometimes think he perfectly knows what my mood is in every situation. He loves playing with paper balls, destroying my notes with small bites and sleeping for long hours shaping a beautiful circle with his fluffy body.

Not only is he cute because of his elegant look, but also because he usually pursues me to every corner of the house while slipping through my legs. Moreover, he masters the best welcome with his mellow sounds and purrs when the day has not been as good as you expected despite your "Hoy puede ser un gran día para sonreír" small poster hanging on your entrance door...

Do you now understand the title of the post? I hope you do...

jueves, 7 de mayo de 2015

Tories, Labour Party, another coalition with the LibDems? What a mess!!!!

"UNCERTAINTY" seems to be the most widely uttered word around UK 2015 General Elections.

Today, five years later,  British citizens go to the polling station to cast a vote for their contituencies' representatives in the House of Commons. Would Cameron continue for another five-year term or rather would the Labour party defeat the Tories?

Today, throughout the night, votes will be counted and soon we'll know the final winner of these 2015 British elections.

Will Elizabeth II agree with the final results?


Today I'm willing to write and I also feel like you to write. You already know how much I love storytelling because before we learnt how to write centuries ago, people used this technique as a way of communication.

Also, it was a great help for those who were not able to write or read because, before the printing press was introduced  by Caxton in England around the year 1476, just a few people had access to books. They were expensive and, add to this, they were written in Latin which was a language for priviledged minorities.

In order to ease the problem, people were told stories. The oral transmission gave them some access to culture. Here's an extract of one of my favourite films; take a look at the power of storytelling.

Now you all have the chance to tell a story; YOUR STORY. Make your imagination fly and print your words over here so that they go down in history.


There is always somewhere in the world where you find the peace you need in these stressful times we are all living.

For me, that place has the name in CAPITAL LETTERS: LONDON. The shiny and foggy London Town is full of stereotypes and landmarks for many, but to me, it is a lifestyle, a way of life, the spot where I feel I was born.

It's true that, as long as you visit different locations in the Earth, you have that feeling of being at home, but it usually happens to me when I am there and outside there. However, I must confess I have preference for THE UNIQUE PLACE, again in capital letters, a wonderful corner in London bathed by the Thames River and more explicitly located just opposite the white cupula of Saint Paul. Do you guess the place? 
I'm not gonna say its name neither am I gonna add anything else because the pic talks by itself...

Thanks to great enterpreneurs such as Sam Wanamaker- it is a such a coincidence his name: "wanna" "maker"- theater lovers, and especially lovers of Shakespeare's playhouse, have the chance to live in the Renaissance though it is just a few hours...