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Learning how to wear a saree… and loving it!

Last Monday, we had a diversity potluck at work, where people got to dress in traditional clothes and brought delicious dishes from our original countries.

There’s no true traditional Argentinean fashion -unless you want to see me dressed as a ‘gaucho’ from the Argentinean pampas-:

… yeah… I didn’t think so either…

So 2 of my Indian friends from my team offered to bring in sarees and help me  and another girl dress for the event.

I was delighted and enjoyed it so much, that I am seriously thinking of getting a saree and choli -blouse that goes underneath- or then make one for myself. Take a look:

And another picture with some of the Chinese ladies:

The event was a hit, we had so much fun and delicious dishes. I made ‘Panqueques de dulce de leche’, but not everybody got to try them, because it was gone in just a few minutes!

Panqueques de dulce de leche

After a few minutes… this happened!


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He is still alive and growing

Our baby ginkgo is still enjoying our care and attention, and giving us a little bit of green joy every time we look at it.

I am still keeping it inside, because our balcony can be so windy that if it is happy and growing inside, why move it… right?

I wish I had a home with a garden…


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The ‘dry stick’ is waking up!

As people who know us know, we live in an apartment in Toronto. Neither of us ever lived in a house, but we both love to have plants, and back in Buenos Aires our apartment looked more like an urban jungle than a standard city place to live.

I guess we are little by little turning our current home into another garden, and a few days ago, while watering my little green beauties, I noticed that the ‘ginkgo biloba‘ we bought about 2 years ago, and which looked more like a dry stick than a tree, is waking up!

When we bought it during the summer of 2008, it had a few leaves, which according to their own nature, turned from green into that beautiful yellow of the ginkgos, and then fell down.

I like being patient with and taking care of plants, and even though we thought it was a lost cause -after 2 years… you’d think- I guess in the end it paid off.

Today I came back from work feeling really tired, after a hectic week, but looking at this little wonder of Nature, suddenly made me feel relaxed and happy.

Needless to say that this plant is a tree, so unless we move into a house, if this little guy -or girl, not sure about it yet… did you know the ginkgo has 2 different varieties female and male?- continues to grow, we will have to give it to friends who are as much in love with plants as we are, but who also have a garden to take care of it!

Here are a few pictures of our baby ginkgo in all its own growing will and eco-power -bear with me, I am still trying the new Sigma lens on the camera, so my blog looks a lot more colourful than ever-

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A photographic essay on a Sunday

Nothing much to say, other than we had a beautiful sunny day in Toronto. We had lunch with friends and had a great time.

I also got to try a bit more the new lens on the camera, and I am loving it! Now that we came back home, I can show you this:

My favourite fruit


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V’s drawing pad

Feet, far and close

First blossoms in our friends’ garden


My cell is old

Glorious blue sky

La terre sur le Ciel

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If you came this far to read my blog today…

… please consider joining Torontonian Stephanie Pearl Mc-Phee, the Yarn Harlot, in her most recent effort to contribute to Médecins Sans Frontièrs (Doctors Without Borders) through Tricoteuses sans Frontières (Knitters Without Borders). The latest goal is to help all those in need in Haiti. This is her blog posting, as she explains it better than anybody can do it:

http://www.yarnharlot.ca/blog/archives/2010/01/13/the_knitsignal.html

Would you also like to know how her idea of the Knitters Without Borders started? Read on:

http://www.yarnharlot.ca/blog/tsffaq.html

She has been able to raise $657,858 for Doctors Without Borders since its inception on December 26th, 2004, when her idea was born as a response to the tsunami disaster in Asia!

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