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Sabadell, Barcelona 26 de junio de 2016

Kedada, domingo 26 de junio de 2016

This week we are starting the blog in English as well as Catalan.
We changed meeting point again this week as the Bar El LLit was closed for the St Joan weekend festivities. There were only a few of us but we laughed and chatted away as usual! Marisol, Rosie, Anna, Mari, Neus, Isabel, Pepita i Carina were all present .
The heat is on now and we are all beginning to change our work for the soft touch of cotton.






Rosie is fixing a denim jacket for her daughters who are going to argue about which one will be using now that it has an elegant contrasting patch.


Today's main theme was politics, there are General Elections happening in Spain. Rosie is still furious about the results of the referendum in the UK last Thursday. She explained her own personal situation to the group. Rosie is from N. Ireland and has had dual nationality since she was born, all the citizens from that small part of the world have the right to be British and Irish at the same time.
Neus has just flown in from Thailand and absolutley fell in love with the country. She says it's really clean and there are even special places on the street where smokers have to go. She was also impressed by the smells of the constant street cooking which all mingle together and it is these different and contrasting smells that  first  hit her . She also told us all about her nephew Bru's surprise present for his third birthday - Neus made him an exact replica of a Fireman's  uniform! 


We also spent some time looking at a book of Sabadell photos from 1994 and we were astonished at how much Sabadell has changed in only 20 years or so, but also how many things have stayed the same. Some of the photos that most impressed us were of the old factories with their spindles and looms. Some of us still remember the steady sound of the looms that are no longer heard when we pass the factories . Pepita even worked in one of them and still remembers those days fondly.

Next week we will be  starting our summer outdoor season in the Jardinets de la Caixa. Lovely and fresh! We'll be there from 11 o'clock onwards - do come!                                     ______________________________________
Aquesta setmana hem canviat de lloc de nou ja que el Llit ens va avisar que feien festa. Érem poques però hem xerrat molt! Marisol, Rosie, Anna, Mari, Neus, Isabel, Pepita i Carina. 
Ara ja fa calor i no hi ha ganes de tocar llana, moltes de nosaltres hem canviat de labor buscant la sensació suau d'una cosa de  cotó.




















La Rosie avui està arreglant una jaqueta texana de la seva filla amb un parxe per dins d'una roba molt elegant que fa contrast.
Avui tocava parlar molt de política ja que i hi ha eleccions generals al país. La Rosie està molt enfadada amb els resultats del referèndum Brexit al seu país. Ens ha explicat la seva situació particular. Ella es d'Irlanda del Nord i des de naixement tots els ciutadans d'aquest país tenen dret a ser Irlandesos i Britànics a la vegada. 
La Neus ha tornat de Tailàndia encantada amb el seu viatge, diu que es un país super net i inclús hi ha zones per fumadors pel carrer. Ens ha explicat que sempre estan preparant menjar al carrer i això fa que lo que mes ha notat al principi eren els olors tant diferents que aquí. També ens ha explicat la sorpresa que va tenir el petit Bru quan la Tieta Neus li va regalar una disfressa de bomber que havia fet ella mateixa!

També hem mirat un llibre de fotos de Sabadell de l'any 1994 i hem comentat que la ciutat ha canviat molt en alguns aspectes i poc en altres. Hem estat molta estona amb les fotos del tallers de les fabriques de tèxtil i algunes se'n recordaven del soroll de les maquines que ara ja no se sent al passar pels carrers de Sabadell. La Pepita inclús hi havia treballat  i se'n recordava amb enyorança.



La setmana vinent comencem temporada als Jardinets de la Caixa on La Granja Urpi han posat una cafeteria pel estiu. Estarem fresquetes! A partir de les 11.00 us esperem!

2 comentarios:

  1. genial Rosie la teva primera crónica, apa a per mes.... ptons

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  2. Magnífica crònica! Que bé ens ho vam passar! 😘😘😘

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