With the change from winter to spring, the days are warmer, the flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping, and most importantly, love is in the air. I was at Parque de Los Principes, the park near my house, and I fell in love, sorry Mom. It all started when I was laying in the grass, just minding my own business, and I saw this boy in front of me. He was dressed quite handsomely, in a light blue sweater with a button up underneath, so sophisticated. He had just gotten off his bike and appeared to be picking flowers, I thought he looked pretty cute so I decided to take some pictures (not creepy). Then, he looked at me. It was love at first sight. We exchanged smiles and he began walking towards me with something in his hand. My heart was pounding. Without saying anything, he handed me a beautiful yellow flower that he had just picked and walked away with my heart, an eye for an eye I guess. He then picked me some blades of grass and again, walked to me, handed me the grass, and walked away. Next it was a few ants that he picked up (and accidentally killed in his strong grip), then it was a fallen leaf, and a couple more blades of grass. What a romantic. Then his dad came up to him and told him it was time to finish their walk around the park. We waved goodbye and I thought that was it. But then, after a few hours had passed, I saw him again. Now it was clear that he was actually leaving the park, he waved at me from a distance, walked towards me a few times, but then he got nervous and turned around each time. His dad came up to me and confirmed my suspicions, that his son had indeed fallen in love with me too but was too embarrassed to come over and say goodbye. His dad grabbed him by the hand, brought him over to me, and said give her a kiss goodbye (on the cheek, obviously). Sadly, for the third time, he got shy and ran away. And that was that. I may never see him again, but I know we'll never forget each other, a love like ours is forever.
Feria is coming up, which I will explain in a later blog when it is closer to the dates, but the point is that most women get to wear these unbelievable flamenco dresses during Feria. My host sister and I recently went shopping for our own Feria dresses and, wow these gowns are incredible. They're all very bright, many with designs of flowers, polka-dots, or just solid colors. They're also very heavy, but the beauty is worth the weight. To accompany the dresses, it's common for women to wear large flowers in their hair, shawls around their shoulders, jewelry, and of course heels. I bought a red flamenco skirt adorned with black and white polka-dots, and my sister has her eyes on a pink and white spotted gown. Some previews of what's to come during Feria:
Last night was the birthday celebration for one of my friends, and also a fellow blogger, Bee MacBain!! We all went out to this Italian restaurant, La Piemontesa, for dinner. As for the food, I'll let the pictures do the talking..
Also, I went to get tapas with the fam yesterday <3 Update: They still rule