Friday, 16 August 2013

A warm night of summer / Una calida noche de verano




This year has been a little difficult for the family, 
my father has been ill but all the family has been around us to help.
Two weeks ago he finished his treatment. 
We had to drive 60 km everyday, during two months to Cádiz but we have finished happily. His brothers, a friend and my husband have been the car drivers ( I have driving licence but I'm afraid of driving)
Este año ha sido un poco dificil para la familia, 
mi padre ha estado enfermo pero toda la familia ha estado ahí para ayudar.
Hace dos semanas ha terminado su tratamiento.
Hemos tenido que conducir 60 km diarios, durante 2 meses hasta Cádiz, 
pero hemos terminado felizmente. Sus hermanos, un amigo y mi marido han sido los conductores ( Yo tengo carnet pero me da miedo conducir)





So, last week, we decided to meet in a special thanksgiving dinner
Así que, la semana pasada, decidimos reunirnos en una cena especial de acción de gracias 


Mam's vintage dishes
Los platos vintage de Mamá






The tipical spanish tapas and wine Sherry from Jerez of course
Las típicas tapas españolas y el vino de Jerez por supuesto




And the three brothers, Dad in the middle, Uncle Paco on the right 
and Uncle Juan on the left. In a warm night of summer.
Y los tres hermanos, Papa en medio, El Tio Paco a la derecha y 
el Tio Juan a la izquierda en una calida noche de verano


HEALTH AND FAMILY ARE THE BEST
LA SALUD Y LA FAMILIA SON LO MEJOR





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25 comments:

  1. Best wishes to your father for a speedy recovery x

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    1. Thank you very much! You are very kind

      Hugs

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  2. Y los amigos!!! cuanta razón tienes.Felicidades a tu padre se le ve estupendo.Las malas épocas siempre dan paso a las buenas y de todo se sale reforzado.Nos alegramos de que todo saliera bien.

    Besos

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    1. Y los amigos tienes razón, muchas gracias está mucho mejor

      Un abrazo

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  3. Marina, cuanto me alegro que tu padre haya mejorado. Después del gran esfuerzo emocional y de físico viene una gran recompensa que es su compañía y la de la familia.

    Me alegra mucho.

    Besos,

    Pedro

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    1. Muchas gracias Pedro, aún no estaba muy fuerte pero lo obligamos un poco a la invitación y al final le vino estupendo.

      Besos a ti

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  4. Marina, tudo de bom para o seu Pai! As imagens são lindas e a loiça vintage da mamã é maravilhosa!! Bj de Portugal! Manuela

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    1. Gracias Manuela le transmitire tu cariño a Papa, eres muy amable

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  5. Que bueno que ya este bien tu papá! la ocasión merecía una cena especial. Momentos imborrables en familia. que sigan bien !

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    1. Muchas gracias María, ellos siempre han estado ahí, para lo bueno y para lo malo.

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  6. Dearest Marina,
    Wishing your Father all the best with his recovery. You mention the 60 km drive. You are lucky as we need to go at least 100 km or even 200 km to the university clinic. That is one way!
    But important is that he managed his treatment and it certainly is a great way for celebrating together as a family!
    A tight hug to all of you and you are so right; family and health are the most important things in life. Last August Pieter lost his brother to brain cancer. He lost already one brother before to cancer... Sad and the over 7,000 km in-between us and family was a burden too. No way to go to the funeral as it is too expensive to book a couple of days ahead of time. That's life!
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Thanks Mariette for your kind words, it must be very hard when someone you love is ill and you cannot be with him or her in those difficult moments and you cannot accompany the family in the funeral. I lost my job in april so I have been able to accompany to Dad everyday in the treatment, So we have enjoyed making jokes and trying to forget the illness. He was ok but a little bit afraid so it has been good accompany him. Thanks again for your comment and I hope your husband feel better after those hard moments.

      Hugs to him and to you

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  7. Continued good health to your father! He is lucky to have a loving family around him.

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  8. Espero que tu padre continue recuperandose. Que bueno que tiene tods su familia a su lado. Que cena mas estupenda!

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    1. Muchas gracias María Elena, está muy bien, a la espera de revisiones y todas esas cosas pero bien.

      Un abrazo

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  9. A lovely photo of the three brothers and it is good to have close and caring family. Wishing your dad continued good health! Hug Suzy xx

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    1. Thank you very much, you are very kind, hugs from Jerez

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  10. I wish the very best of health to your Dear Father! It is so wonderful that your family is so close and caring, Marina. A lovely photo of family love! Many blessings to your Dear Father and to you and your whole family. Hugs, xoxo

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    1. Thank you very much, Karen! You are a very sensitive person, I can see it through your posts. Hugs from Jerez

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  11. Such a lovely photo of the three brothers - it is very difficult coping with illness, but do hope that your father continues well on his path to recovery. It is important that he has lots of support, which he has, from his family.

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    1. Thank you Rosemary, he has pass through several different illnesses and it is very difficult at the beginning. Now, he is very well thanks God. ( Lots of pills and other medicaments but he is ok )

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  12. Marina, Espero que tu papa siga mejorando y pronto llegue al todo bien. Con la familia y el carino alrededor se mejorara pronto. Un beso.

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    1. Muchas gracias Amelia, esta mejor, pendiente de revisiones y con sus tratamientos, Muchísimas gracias

      Marina

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  13. Esta es la entrada que yo buscaba amiga.
    No imaginas lo que me alegra que todo se vaya solucionando.
    Abrazos y os deseo lo mejor.
    Tu padre se ve estupendo.
    Un beso.

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