Feliz Nuevo Ano…

We’re just waking up toย 1.1.11 here in Buenos Aires. And as I said earlier on my FB page, through the good the bad the ugly and the gorgeous, 2010 has been an amazing growing experience for me. I am happiest when am stretched mind body and soul. And so I joyfully and gratefully bid farewell to this year for the privilege of motherhood doubled, eternal family and unextinguishable friendships, new ventures and opportunities for venturing, days watered with love and (sometimes even) grounded in peace … and endless good food ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thank youย โ™ฅ

And we’ve been celebrating that end and this beginning for days now… we’ve explored and discovered and indulged. Stretching mind body and soul ๐Ÿ™‚

And ย the last day of last year we spent here…

Estancia La Cinacina, San Antonio de Areco, La Pampa. 31st December 2010

A couple of hours outside Buenos Aires…

There are flowering green lawns and paddocks and wandering llamas …

Where they milonga-ed and tango-ed just so sweetly…

And fed us from the hugest asado spread…

It’s all totally hokey of course.

I mean they have carriage rides like this…

But if ever we needed an excuse to Do The Touristy Thing, this was it. Cause we loved the giftshop ( yes of course it had one – complete with ponchos and gaucho knives ๐Ÿ˜‰ ), thought it rude NOT to buy the CD from the dancers after the show, and got to be upclose and personal with these gorgeous creatures…

Whom we then rode for a bit โ™ฅ

Though with all my years of lessons – this is how I looked…

And meet Pancho Spouse. Him on the left…

Tsk tsk – rides like a cowboy… ๐Ÿ˜‰

But back to the gorgeous creatures…

Beauty AND skill in one travel package ๐Ÿ˜‰

Gauchogod ย and his prowess with bolas (seriously that’s what they’re called) …

What truly magnificent beasts!

The horses! The horses! Focus!

Then all hailed the horse-whisperer…

Yes this Gauchogod would make a grown Goddess whiny ๐Ÿ˜‰

โ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅ

So where were we??

Ah yes…

It’s a new dawn. It’s a new day. It’s a new decade. Happy 2011 all. Enjoy this sky…

… the Argentinians made a flag of itย โ™ฅ

xox

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Am happiest when exploring our ever-shrinking big blue marble with my camera in hand.
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16 Responses to Feliz Nuevo Ano…

  1. Tini says:

    Oh my…..who’s up for a girly trip to Argentina?

  2. Afizah says:

    I want to see CowboySpouse in action again soon!
    Lovely piece – will forever think of your fascinating info about sky/flag when I see Hugo prancing about in his Messi Argentian kit, 250 baht from MBK.

  3. jplistens says:

    Thanks for the early morning feast. Safe trip home. Ai Carumba

  4. Shiamin Lim says:

    My jaw just hit the floor, and I think I may actually have drooled. Wow. Thank you! And happy new year to you both! xx

  5. Karen Loong Thomas says:

    Amazing post. Tq for sharing!

  6. Lisa Lim says:

    Mmmmm… I AM focussed!!!!! MMMMMMMM… You might go again, next time… for some lens work maybe… and you might just need an assistant…? lol Seriously, beautiful amazing pictures Shireen! And I’m totally into the horse whispering stuff! Thank you! xxx

  7. Melissa Indot says:

    Love your post – I wanna go too x

  8. @Shiamin – LOL! Happiest 2011 to you babe! Let’s catch up for dinner when we’re back and drool over good food ๐Ÿ˜‰ Want to hear all about your Zurich maroonment too! XoX

    @Karen – Yr welcome – yummy eh? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    @Lisa and Melissa – I’d love to come back! Thinking of putting Alexander to work in a ranch in Patagonia one of these hols. Bubs did the ‘non-work version’ that we can do! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Bumped into Tinny Lim – she’s off playing polo all over the region for a couple of weeks. Might appeal Sa?? X

  9. Nur Suraya says:

    Gorgeous photos of gorgeous…! Thank you. Made my morning! :)))

  10. Jennifer Lui Bettini says:

    Amazing photos! Love the way you capture the moments!

  11. Pia Zain says:

    Hey! Cant I have one too?! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. Sweet Pia Pie – am rushing out now – but have missed you!! Did you recover your data? You can have all the Gauchos babe – but these were the ladies who were drooling earlier for more ๐Ÿ˜‰ See you at the weekend XOX

    • Pia Zain says:

      Hahaha havent recovered data, but got a mac book air to travel with. Decadent i know but i am so sad about my hd. And the air is a good thing to take with me to ireland. have a wonderful time and love and hugs and see you soooon

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