I mentioned in my last post that my daughter’s wedding took place at the Hacienda Picalquí, which belongs to the Fundación Brethren y Unida, one of the oldest NGOs in Ecuador.
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As some of you know, the last month was particularly busy for our family. Two weeks ago Jamie, my youngest child and only daughter, married her boyfriend of two years, Carlos. Here’s their cute “Save the Date” photo:
The new legislative term of the National Assembly began today in Ecuador, with 137 assembly members taking office. Now that in itself isn’t unusual, right? It happens in country after country all over the world.
Things haven’t changed much around here, have they? Another month gone by… and it is still wet and gray in this part of the world. This was – once again – the view this morning out of my bedroom window:
If you’ve ever flown into Quito, you know landing in this city is certainly quite an experience. You see, the city grew around the airport, enclosing it completely, with no space to expand and lengthen the airstrip.
Kinda. Or maybe not. In any case, it’s been nearly three months since I last posted, which seems rather revealing about how long it’s taken (or, rather, is still taking) me to adapt to new surroundings.
Over the last couple of months I’ve been getting quite a bit of mail from quilters who are moving to or considering moving to Ecuador. With all this tiny country has to offer, it’s not surprising that so many people are choosing to retire here.
It’s been eight years since so many family members (on my Ecuadorian dad’s side) gathered together in one place. Last time there were over 100 of us, so we decided to hold a one-day reunion at a park. This time the number was closer to 40… in part a sad reflection of how many have […]
It probably happens to us all, right? We get so used to the place where we live that we tend to look at our surroundings with jaded eyes. Having visitors – especially those who have come for the first time – proves to be a good opportunity for me to look at this city where […]
Despite criticism and opposition from different sectors (and my own doubts on several political issues), I do have to say I live in an exceptionally democratic country. That is, if you use elections as one of the indicators for democracy.
Yep. It’s raining. Again. More like flooding. And I have to go out in a little bit. Not a happy thought.
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It seems like the last three months around here it’s done nothing but rain. A couple of weeks ago we got high hopes that warmer weather was on its way, but no such thing. Day in and day out it just pours. Over the weekend there was such a downpour that several parts of the […]
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As you know, for those of us who quilt in countries where quilting is not a tradition, the biggest challenge is finding suitable fabrics and other materials needed for this art form. But every now and then we get really, really lucky.
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