I guess the biggest event this week was the whole Brexit fiasco. Fiasco might be putting it lightly. We were watching the Mexican TV news on Thursday night, which was early Friday morning UK time, with a mixture of disbelief and horror as the results were reported and almost apocalyptic predictions were made. The next day the reality began to sink in when I read the news from the UK press; thousands of miles away my home country was going through upheavals and uncertainty, while most people around me were largely unconcerned and life was going on as normal. All weekend people were asking me Why did the British people vote to leave the EU? What possible benefit is there for Britain? I struggled to answer the questions but how could I explain the situation so it would make sense to other people when it didn't even make sense to me?
Enough of politics and depressing things. Here's my Quote of the Week; a reminder to pull together in spite of our differences and heal, not create divisions.
Emma is turning into quite a little chatterbox! She copies practically everything she hears and her sentences are becoming more and more complete, especially in Spanish (simpler grammar!). However, it's hard to make sense of a lot of her conversation.
She says Yasias (gracias) or Nadoo (thank you) frequently without prompting and has started using the possessive mi (meaning my) in front of both English and Spanish words, for example mi wawa, mi money, mi heeto (frijolito), mi toos toos (my water, my money, my little bean, my cous cous!). The latest is mi Peppa! Emma has become a super fan of Peppa Pig, which I guess was inevitable at her age.
Emma no ty misa/papos/wats = Emma no trae camisa/zapatos/watch (meaning Emma is not wearing a shirt/shoes/watch).
Ya es noche = it's night time (when she notices it's got dark).
No vamos = we're not going (when she didn't want to leave the play area of the restaurant on Fathers' Day!)
Emma baha = Emma go down(stairs)
Patito baha = little duck go downstairs
We were walking to the bakery to buy some bread the other day and as we approached it, Emma exclaimed Si hay pan! (Yes, there is bread!). When we went inside, she said to me Don't touch, mummy! I always tell her not to touch in the bakery, as all the bread and pastries are on low easy-to-reach shelves!
We've been eating...
Chocolate ice cream - Emma's current favourite ice cream flavour.
All-you-can-eat buffet at an Argentinian-style restaurant on Father's Day. Lots of yummy food, but I didn't overdo it, not like last time I was here!
Emma is making her own tacos with a tortilla and fruit salad! It got a bit messy, as you can probably imagine!
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