Already Monday again and I wonder where the weekend went… Here are some photos to show what we did:
We are true Marshalls fans but twice in one weekend is a bit exaggerated… The reason was the plate though – my aunt collects this china (Botanical Garden) and we thought that we had bought 4 deep plates for her – however, one was the wrong model so we needed to change it. We were lucky – there was only one left!
Of course we ended up with some stuff for us as well, a Ralph Lauren bed sheet for $10 and some stockings for me (for the European winter)!
Saturday evening was spent in the company of friends – including a 2-year old who was entertained by drawings (by my talented Spanish teacher), a book in Swedish (kaka means cake / cookie and not poo as in most latin languages) and some cuddly animals. She confused me a little when she started talking about l’Escargot (the snail – in French) but it turned out to be a very cute misunderstanding of O’s name!! The funny thing about the book was that her mother told me that she had had the same books about the boy Max in French as a kid – they are written by a Swedish author!
Saturday’s dinner was Indian-inspired, just like my shoes (?). O made his speciality – Chicken Tikka Masala… fortunately there are some left-overs for my lunch today!
Eggy brunch on Sunday – we ate porridge / cereal and sandwiches as well… I have already told you about O’s yummy sandwiches – he is a sandwich artist and they are the highlight of the weekend breakfasts!
Our second trip to Marshalls, this time to the store in Santurce (on Saturday we went to the one in Carolina). This restaurant is just opposite and they have part of the menu painted on the wall outside.
After Marshalls we headed towards the mall – the shops in Puerto Rico close at 17.00 on Sundays (21.00 the other days), but we were not planning on more shopping…
Entrance to the big mall – Plaza las Américas
We arrived just 10 minutes before closing time so we decided to do some window-shopping in West Elm – well, we actually did enter the shop, but just for browsing… I think we have only bought something once (a blanket on sale) in that store as the prices are too high.
The reason for visiting the mall was our Sunday fika at Borders with our Swedish friend B, the bookstore stays open until late on Sundays. B and I were not catching up on Spanish gossip for once, but reading a special edition of Hola magazine about travels. I took notes of some of the places recommended to see in Spain as I would really like to see more of Spain next year. O did a tour of the country with his American ex-girlfriend and I think that it is time that he does the same with me!!
The Stieg Larsson books are finally being sold in Spanish at Borders (apparently the Mexican edition of the books, instead of the Spanish). It was fun to see the big announcement about the Swedish books even though I am not a fan!
To O’s despair I can’t go to Borders without picking up a book or two… These were on sale for $3.99 and as I am going to New York next week, I thought that reading about Brooklyn could be fun!
Reading in bed before going to sleep – the beige/yellow striped pillow cases are bargains from Marshalls, as well as the magazine… The white and pink pillow case says “My darling” in Swedish and was one of my feeble attempts to teach O Swedish 😉