Diesi 101.3 FM & Los Mujeros

Lately, since I feel a bit of nostalgy of Greece, I listen to this radio station quite often:

Radio Diesi 101.3 FM

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So far I know, they broadcast from Athens and they play both Greek and international music.

One song that I discovered thanks to this radio station and that I really like, is the following:

According to their profile in Facebook, Los Mujeros “is a swing-balkan collectiva formed in the attic by students in 2007. Strongly influenced by the traditional multicultural sound of northern Balkan areas everything started as a teenage dream to create fundamentally handmade music ‘’synchronized’’ to the standards of the 21st century.”

 

And time goes on…

Today is the 4th day I am on sickleave… so strange to be at home the whole day…

Just listened to this some minutes ago on the radio. Really famous song, but I did not know the singer, Matthieu Boré:

To value ourselves

Again, times flies and I cannot remember the last time I was able to write here.

In the last months I feel as if I were in an internal journey inside myself. I know I am not the only one.

Don’t give, my friends!

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In this journey, one of the most important things that I have learnt is that you have to value yourself and care about yourself and, yep, love yourself, because basically, there are people out there that unfortunately will do their best to undervalue you, just because they feel inferior. You have done nothing wrong. They just feel envy.

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29th Goya Awards Edition

Last night the 29th Goya Awards edition was celebrated, honouring the best films in 2014 in Spain.

The Goya Awards in Spain are like the Oscar Awards in USA.

The ceremony last night started like this:

http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/videos/premios-goya/goya-inicio-musical-070215/2986384/

 

Antonio Banderas received an honorary Goya for all his career:

The big winner of the night was the film “La isla mínima”, with 10 Goyas.

Here you can see the trailer:

 

On the way to work… a year ago

As I mentioned before, I lived for 9 months in Athens, Greece.

I used to take the bus number 10 to go to work, which gave me around 20 minutes to listen to music while watching the city, the traffic, the people.

I used to listen to Greek radio stations and at the time, they used to play this song quite a bit:

And this (which I believe is a bit old):

Gioconda’s Smile by Manos Hatzidakis

Long time has passed by since last time I updated this blog.

If I recall well, last time I wrote something here I was in Spain. After that, I moved to Athens, Greece, and from there (unfortunately, I would say) I moved to Prague. All due to work.

In Athens I only spent 9 months but now I can see that for some reason, it has had a great impact on my life.

I will come back to my Athens and Greece’s memories in future posts.

Now I will say goodnight with this album by Greek composer Manos Hatzidakis.

Enjoy it and kalinixta!

Music Day!

I almost forgot another thing that is being celebrated today!

Over here in Spain (and I know that in France it is celebrated as well) the 21st June is also the day of the music.

Do you know Gabrielle Aplin? Well, I think these days she is in Spain. I guess she is promoting her latest album called “English Rain”.

One of my favourite songs from this album, “Home”:

Very touching, isn’t it?

Welcome Summer!! :)

Ladies and gentlemen, just in case you didn’t realise it, today it is 21st June and that means… summer is here!!! Although honestly it doesn’t really feel like it…

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This illustration has been made by Mónica Carretero.

More info on her and her work here: http://monicarretero.blogspot.com.es/

Where you live, is the beginning of summer celebrated in any way? Please, let me know!

May you have a great summer! 🙂 Enjoy it!

Save your face!

First of all, I have to say that I cannot complain about my physical appearance in general. I am quite an ordinary person, and for better or worse, I look like 10 years younger that I am actually. That means that being 34, most of people tend to think I am 23-24 (sometimes I have found people who thought I was even younger!), so imagine their shock when the truth comes out… and I don’t know why, it usually embarrassed me.

Having said all this, I also have to tell that I have always had a little problem on my face: blemishes and little and very old acne marks (not that I had a great problem with acne being a teenager). Usually it gets worse when I am under stress or in a dry place (I am from the centre of Spain, so here we have a quite dry climate!).

In the last month, I have modified some of my face beauty routines and it seems my skin in this area has greatly improved.

After having cleaned my face with a gentle face cleanser (I also exfoliate my face once or twice a week), lately I am applying a rich layer of Apivita’s Face Mask with Sea Lavender. I had heard about this brand quite a lot before, but until now, I had not tried any of their products.

I quite like this mask. It leaves your skin really smooth and moisturized.

apivita face mask with sea lavender

This mask is paraben, silicone and propylene glycol free, which is great.

After having rinsed off the mask, I apply a little bit of Bio-Oil, which is another product I just discovered recently and it works pretty well.

This oil does not leave your skin oily and it includes Calendula, Lavender, Rosemary and Chamomile in addition to Vitamin E and A among its ingredients.

bio-oil skincare

Please, if you are using these products, let me know how they are working with you. Or if you are using other products for the same problem that I have, let me know as well!

More info on Apivita: http://www.apivita.com/

More info on Bio-Oil: http://www.bio-oil.com/

Notice: The pictures of the products in this post belong to Apivita & Bio-Oil websites.

Another sunny day!

People, 11th June and finally the sun is shining and it will get warmer and warmer during the week! And to celebrate it, I would like to share this song, that I discovered thanks to a Spanish radio programme (it is called “La ventana” and it is broadcasted from 16 to 20 pm from Monday to Friday) in which this song is used to introduce one of their sections.

More info on “La ventana”: http://www.cadenaser.com/la-ventana/