Thursday, March 09, 2006

Thursday Thirteen


First TT with the new template!

01. I have the prettiest new template! :P
02. and it is all thanks to the wonderful Denise, a brilliant site designer and a generous blogfriend.
03. She has also designed TT banners, like the one I am using today, you can see them if you visit her blog .

04. Check out her web site as well for more.! She is simply terrific, I cannot thank her enough!

05. Went to the gym yesterday, after more than a few weeks

06. There was a new instructor, a young woman with very short hair. But I mean short-short! They change instructors very often because they don't pay well but I kind of like that because the routines change!

07. I have tried exercising at home playing a couple of Pilates DVDs but it just doesn't seem to work. It isn't the thought what counts in this case! I have watched those DVDs drinking my coffee and maybe having some cookies too...

08. Speaking of coffee, thursdays is morning coffee at a local cafe.
09. With Spanish friends.

10. We are very good: we order "cafe con leche" (milk coffee) and skip the pastries. Yes, we do. With very few exceptions.

11. Spanish people tend to meet in caf├ęs or milk bars/snack bars rather than at somebody's home. That's why those places are always crowded and have a special lively ambiance. They place tables and chairs outdoors as soon as the weather allows it. It is all relative, though: north Europeans would do it a lot sooner if they had Spanish weather!

12. If you are indoors, expect the crowd to be very loud... Our chosen place is relatively quiet, but I have been in places where I could hardly understand my neighbor at the table. It's all that temperament! It's Spain. You don't expect a zen atmosphere when walking into an Italian restaurant either...

13. So now I should get ready to go meet the ladies.
Happy Thursday !

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44 comments:

  1. love the new template, looks great!

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  2. Nice template. You have personalized your template. I wish I was good at this too.

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  3. Coffee without pastries? You must have iron clad self control :)

    Thanks for visiting my TT
    Elle x

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  4. Great Template!

    Happy TT.

    Kdubs

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  5. Yes, I do enjoy the template and thanks for the link to your friend with the TT banners. I'm going to stop by and visit later.

    My 13 are up.

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  6. Aw shucks! You know how to make a girl blush. :)

    I can't imagine having coffee without pastries...isn't there a law covering that? LOL

    Mine are up!

    Denise

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  7. Cool site. You speak English very well.

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  8. Morning!!! New TT banner too- look at you! :) Pssst.. I have no idea what in the world a milk bar is!

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  9. I wasn't sure I was at the right place hehe... like the new look :)

    My 13 is up.

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  10. Happy Thursday, Mar! Looks nice over here, light springy colors are good!

    Have fun at the cafe!

    (my thirteen)

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  11. Your blog is lovely. I love the top of it - it's fantastic. I wish I was more creative in the visual department!

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  12. Oh my gosh, you look sooo fine in your new template! whoohooo!


    My TT list is up too!

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  13. The template looks great.

    My 13 are up.

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  14. I like your new template :)
    Oh yeah - those European coffee shops - thats what I miss about Germany :)
    My TT is up as well

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  15. Verrrrrry nice template and I WILL check her out! I would sure LOVE to meet in a Spanish coffee shop and I would bring my own pastry! LOL! Well... I'd bring some for you too! ;)

    My list is up!

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  16. I love the new template! Very pretty.

    I think I would love Spain; the Italian and Irish in me loves people who are expressive and passionate!

    My 13 is up!

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  17. The new template looks great. Hope you had a good coffee with the ladies.

    Thanks for stopping by my TT.

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  18. Definitely a Blog Beautiful.

    I love eating and drinking outdoors. Lucky you. Wish it was nicer here - it's either freezing cold or raining.

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  19. Have fun at the cafe! It sounds so nice....my list is up.

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  20. Love the new look! She did a great job. :)

    Happy TT!!

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  21. LOL..I had to laugh at #7. I do the exact same thing! I guess if I'm watching them burn calories then that's okay, right? lol

    Love the template!

    Mine are up.

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  22. Hi Mar, love the new look!! Sounds lovely coffee with friends...enjoy!!

    Happy Thursday! Mine is up!

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  23. I like your new template. I just discovered Denise today on another blog and really like her work!

    My Thursday Thirteen are up.

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  24. Love your new look! One of these days I will attempt to update mine too.

    My TT is up too
    http://snaphappymom.blogspot.com

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  25. BEAUTIFUL NEW TWEMPLATE MAR!!! HOORAY FOR YOU!!!

    Love you Thursday Thirteen...

    That is certainly the way to watch a Pilates Exersize thingy...with Coffee & Cookies! Sounds perfect to me!!! (LOL) Your new template is very very attrative, my dear!

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  26. I got my new templete from Denise too. She is so talented!

    Mine are up!

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  27. Spain was #14 on the list... I LOVED Spain :)

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  28. nice blog. and spanish people are cool

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  29. Happy TT

    Love your new blog layout, it looks great!

    I have a bunch of workout videos at home that dont get used either thats why I joined a gym.

    Getting together with the ladies sounds like fun.

    Hugs Suz
    http://goinons.blogspot.com/

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  30. Sounds like a lovely time with coffee and good friends. I have heard that exercise videos work pretty well if you actually do the exercise. (just a thought! ha!) My TT are up

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  31. You look beautiful!!! Yes, going to the gym is better than eating cookies. I like to go to the gym and then eat cookies ;-)

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  32. really nice look you have! Love your decorator!
    Your TT is linked and here is my TT http://adventuresinjuggling.blogspot.com/

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  33. 1.That is a lovely new look.
    7. I prefer to exercise at home.
    13. I am sure you had fun.

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  34. Thanks for coming by my 13. I love your new site look. It is awesome!

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  35. LOVE your new look! soooo pretty! thanks for coming to my T13 list... none of it was done today! :)

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  36. LOVE your new look! soooo pretty! thanks for coming to my T13 list... none of it was done today! :)

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  37. Coffee with the ladies - what fun! Every now and then, gotta have a cookie. Even if it's just so you can tell yourself how good you are all the other times you only have coffee, ha ha

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  38. Happy TT. Mine is up to and I'm linking to you. A UK cafe latte is so big it would be difficult to imagine having a pastry as well!

    rashbre

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  39. I totally agree with number 1. The new template is so pretty!

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