Sunday, 6 November 2016

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“A photo of our life, once a week, every week, in 2016”

My sweet girl, your turned today three. I’m so incredible proud of the little girl who speaks with the best caleño accent; says “wow” every time something wonders you; loves pandebono, avena, and Kuchen; one days wears summer dresses and a week later founds her way to enjoy snow with three layers of clothes; the girl that every morning is ready to live new adventures with gusto…. 

When I look in your eyes, I see this beautiful happy soul, that truly enjoys every moment of life. From you I have learned patience, I have experienced family, and I have evolved.  I am a better person for having you in my life. Thanks for bringing such magic in our life. You are the best companion your Dad and I could ever have. 

Feliz cumpleaños, my dearest girl… wishing you a million joyful days. 

Te amo sin fin, 

Mamata

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

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“A photo of our life in Cali, once a week, every week, in 2016”

Dream team!

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Swimming glasses and the “vaca lechera” is just what you need for great fun at the pool. 

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Monday, 11 April 2016

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“A photo of our life in Cali, once a week, every week, in 2016”

Because a hug from your big dada is sometimes just what you need!

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Monday, 4 April 2016

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“A photo of our life in Cali, once a week, every week, in 2016”

Sophia: you definitely got a German tropical style! 

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“A photo of our life in Cali, once a week, every week, in 2016”

A book and German animals from the forest - a hit from Patita!

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“A photo of our life in Cali, once a week, every week, in 2016”

Out and about enjoying nature in Platanal! 

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Those big beautiful eyes full of wonder…  

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“A photo of our life in Cali, once a week, every week, in 2016”

Family that plays football together...

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“A photo of our life in Cali, once a week, every week, in 2016”

Rio Pance – has become one of our weekend favourites! 

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Monday, 14 March 2016

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“A photo of our life in Cali, once a week, every week, in 2016”

“Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. let me hold you while i may, for it may not always be so” ― mary jean irion

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“A photo of our life in Cali, once a week, every week, in 2016”

Building trains in a rainy Sunday afternoon – it is indeed a delight! 

Last year’s  7/52 photo. 


Monday, 22 February 2016

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“A photo of our life in Cali, once a week, every week, in 2016”

Hamaqueando – Cartagena style! 

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“A photo of our life in Cali, once a week, every week, in 2016”

First time at the hairdresser and no tears at all. This child of mine is taking to vanity more than myself!

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Monday, 1 February 2016

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“A photo of our life in Cali, once a week, every week, in 2016”

We went for a wonderful hike through tea plantations a few weeks ago. It was just what we needed – fresh air, wonderful landscapes, and to be surrounded by nature again. Colombia has amazing landscapes – however, nature in my country tends to be perceived as a dangerous place where bullets of the different parties in conflict fly and hit their human targets, where crime hides, where anti-personnel mines explode and many bodies are buried in mass graves or not buried at all. 

It is a shame, and that’s why this photo of Sophia connecting with nature in Colombia is so special to me. Sophia will be part of a new generation of Colombians that will know a peaceful country. This generation will need to rebuild Colombia engaging forgotten regions that suffered decades of violence; it would be the generation that needs to leave behind hatred, without forgetting what happened in these five decades, to lay the foundation of a democracy that addresses and respects individual differences; a generation that needs to promote sustainable development in a dynamic, equitable and fair way in order to avoid creating again the conditions for violence; a generation that needs to offer opportunities for reconciliation to the ones that took up arms and caused terrible pain… This generation faces the challenge of building a Colombia at peace with itself but without forgetting that this needs to happen in one of the most mega diverse countries in the world.

Last year’s  4/52 photo.