As of late… snapshots from December

Ice Pandora Christmas card - The cat, you and us

Hello! How was your New Year’s eve? January 2015 is finally here but thanks to this section, where we feature our phone snapshots – and are willing to keep rolling through this year! – I’m able to go back to the past and share our odds and bits of the last weeks of the (now) old year. During December I felt like a busy bee but in the good way, we were decking up our house with all the Christmas decorations, being thus able to anticipate the holiday days thanks also to the winter markets and festive feeling all around: christmas lights, songs, lattes… everything!

Hold tight, and let’s go back for a few minutes to the month where Rudolph rules!

World Press Photo 2014 - The cat, you and us

On December each year we have an unavoidable date with the World Press Photo exhibition at the CCCB (Contemporary Museum of Barcelona). We prefer the stories over the war pictures but always makes for an interesting (and sadly quite rough) trip to what humans are making to this world or to each other.

World Press Photo 2014 - The cat, you and us

This picture was the winner of the 2014 contest, where African migrants on the shore of Djibouti City try to catch an inexpensive signal from the neighboring Somalia to talk with their loved ones.

Palo Alto Market Barcelona - The cat, you and us

Palo Alto market was a welcomed new addition to the handmade, design and vintage market arena in Barcelona. Although the beginning was rocky because they had to close on the second day due to some organizational problems, we loved the venue and that they will open once per month.

Palo Alto Market Barcelona - The cat, you and us Palo Alto Market Barcelona - The cat, you and us Festivalet 2014 - The cat, you and us Festivalet 2014 - The cat, you and us

The giant balloons are an identity stamp of el Festivalet market. Hope you saw our pictures, in case you still haven’t, jump to the link and see all the cuteness there!

Ice Pandora Christmas card - The cat, you and us

We received our first ever Christmas card from a blogger pal! :) Thanks Mei from Ice Pandora! It made us extremely happy and the reindeer sweater is still with us on the living room.

Christmas dinner 2014 - The cat, you and us

Christmas dinner table decorations, we like it mix-matched, can’t you tell?

Christmas dinner 2014 - The cat, you and us Christmas tree at the mall - The cat, you and us

Dani and his new circular scarf (christmas present) have become inseparable companions, I think I have a serious contender! ;)

Starbucks Christmas breakfast - The cat, you and us

We learnt that you can order Starbucks’ Christmas specialities sans coffee making me the happiest gal :) Gingerbread latte is my favorite while Dani favours the toffee nut latte (in his case, with coffee shot). Where you able to taste them this year?

Barcelona's xmas lights 2014 - The cat, you and us

Gran Via st. on Barcelona featured this year one of the most photographed (and polemic) christmas lights with onomatopoeias like “gulp gulp gulp”, “muack muack muack”, “ding dang dong”.

Barcelona's xmas lights 2014 - The cat, you and us

December you were that good that I’m already missing you, couldn’t we stick a little longer, we have plenty of time for the freezing January, don’t we?

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  1. Wow, that third picture is incredibly interesting, a very heavy topic indeed.
    Love your holiday pictures :)

    5th January 2015
    • We reply...

      Thanks Jessy! They also had an interview with the photographer and the contest jury discussing its meaning which was also interesting because the photographer approach was quite different from what the jury saw on it.

  2. rae ADDS...

    I always love looking through your photos. It looks like you had a really lovely holiday. The sushi truck is so cute and I love the table setting for Christmas dinner. Wishing you both a lovely new year!

    Rae of love from berlin

    5th January 2015
    • We reply...

      Thanks lovely! :) Holidays was indeed a wonderful time this year, I’ve started working today and the steep comeback is hard ;) Wish you an amazing 2015, I’ll be following you around!

  3. Jane Y. ADDS...

    Oh the photo winner .. that picture is heartwarming and heartwrenching at the same time.

    5th January 2015
    • We reply...

      Agree, the fight for the hope to construct a better future with the heartbreaking sadness of not having your loved ones near. I like when the world press photo stands out images that are not that obvious at first sight but are charged with so many important meaning.

  4. Kathryn ADDS...

    These are such beautiful pictures! Thank you for sharing them. It’s been ages since I’ve been to Barcelona, but these pictures gave me that little wanderlusty ache.

    xx Kathryn

    5th January 2015
    • We reply...

      Thanks Kathryn! This December Barcelona was extra pretty with all the decorations & winter markets options every weekend :)

  5. Aw how sweet that you got a Christmas card from another blogger! Makes me want to send some out next year :) Those street lights are so cool! I’m already missing December too – it goes too fast! xo

    6th January 2015
    • We reply...

      I know! I had the same feeling, that I need to send cards next year to our blog pals :) because I was so happy getting it! xx

  6. Kristine ADDS...

    Lovely photos! Happy New Year dear! Love those laser signs, so festive! :)

    6th January 2015
    • We reply...

      Aww, thanks Kristine, wish you the best for this 2015!

  7. Fiona ADDS...

    Aww I miss December too, how cute are the onomatopoeias signs, so clever and funny. Dani you’re looking spunky in your scarf and props to Damaris for being an awesome present buyer :) That World press photo makes me have lot of different emotions, I can see why it won, a snapshot in time and a good reminder to myself to remember how fortunate my life is.

    6th January 2015
    • We reply...

      Hahahaha, thanks Fee! Unfortunately my mom was the awesome present buyer behind the scarf ;) but maybe she was guided (wink, wink). So true, we should remind to be grateful for every day.

  8. petra ADDS...

    lovely pics. looks like you had a great time :)

    6th January 2015
    • We reply...

      I can positively say that December was great! thanks Petra.

  9. Ice Pandora ADDS...

    You are again more than welcome with my letter c:
    World Press photo’s can be so touching and
    heartbreaking sometimes :c yet you see beauty in
    the photo itself.
    That sushi cart at the market event though <3 how
    CUTE! And I've only had toffee nut latte so far from
    Starbucks Christmas specials c: Xx

    8th January 2015
    • We reply...

      So well put, the beauty in the photo itself. Kibuka has a really cute truck, I like that they added plushie fishes all around! :) Will you be trying the other Starbucks specialities? I’m not sure how long they will be running though. big hug! xxx

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