Every week, for 19 weeks we will be leaving 19 hearts around London in memory of Karen, to make people aware of what is happening in Venezuela. This everyday violence cannot be forgotten.

Por una Venezuela sin balas

“Come on listen to the wind my friend

You can still hear her sing

Come on listen to the wind my friend

She is everywhere” Trouble-Requiem

For Karen and the birds, who can get really close to where she is now.

Place 5: The trees.

My big boy knows why we are doing this, and he was really happy to help giving this gift to the birds.

We made the bird feeders using Vegetarian gelatin, birdseed, some straws and a string.

When they were ready, the rest of the work was for my brave big boy.

He went higher …

And higher…

Until he found the perfect spot on every tree he visited.

And he even got help from some school friends. So cute!! They were really happy looking for a place for the bird food.

We hope they like it.

In memory of Karen Berendique, a 19-year-old unlawfully killed in Venezuela.


Every week, for 19 weeks we will be leaving 19 hearts around London in memory of Karen, to make people aware of what is happening in Venezuela. This everyday violence cannot be forgotten.

Por una Venezuela sin balas

The person  who gives a smile is the best giver because God loves a cheerful giver. Mother Teresa

Place 4: A garden to share..

We made a  paper garden and shared it…

This time we made more than 19 hearts, a lot more. We wanted to show something …

This is how many people die in violence EVERYDAY in Venezuela.

So many beautiful flowers… lost.

This have to stop now.

In memory of Karen Berendique and many others, unlawfully killed in Venezuela everyday.

Every week, for 19 weeks we will be leaving 19 hearts around London in memory of Karen, to make people aware of what is happening in Venezuela. This everyday violence cannot be forgotten.

Por una Venezuela sin balas

The person  who gives a smile is the best giver because God loves a cheerful giver. Mother Teresa

For this and many other things I am sure Karen is in a special place in Heaven.

This time we tried to make something anonymously, with her smile in our hearts.

Place 3: 19 HEARTful things to make people smile.

We left some notes for people to find…

We left some hearts …

And we even tried to brighten some boring monotonous spaces with evergreen flowers… 🙂

Peace begins with a smile. Mother Teresa

In memory of Karen Berendique, unlawfully killed in Venezuela.

Every week, for 19 weeks we will be leaving 19 hearts around London in memory of Karen, to make people aware of what is happening in Venezuela. This everyday violence cannot be forgotten.

Por una Venezuela sin balas

Place 2: 19 Hearts in the park.

It made people smile, and even one of the balloons tried and tried until it escaped from us.

For our children, for Karen, for everyone.

Keep smiling from Heaven!!

I read this article in a newspaper and I will use some of his words as I share the same opinion.

I want to dedicate this post to every Venezuelan who cry every day for the death of a loved one. To the father, the mother, the siblings, grandparents, cousins, uncles, aunts, friends and every person that have had someone taken away by the violence, whose life have been taken in seconds.

But I would like to dedicate it especially to Karen, an innocent and beautiful girl who was taken too soon from her loving and caring family.

She was 19, a baby. She was a student, she wanted to be a journalist, the best one. She was a dancer, a daughter, a sister, a friend. She was my brother’s best friend’s little sister, and more than his little sister, she was his best friend.

It is not fair, it is not right that these things continue happening everyday in Venezuela or any other part of the world. No family deserve to suffer this way, and more importantly no one deserve to die like this.

Even though I didn’t know her directly I feel like I knew her, because I knew her brother, I know her brother, a very kind young man who now is trying  to learn to live without her sister.

I wish I could give the family a hug, even though I know is not my hug they need right now. We are all praying so much so the whole family can find the strength they need right now.

This post is also dedicated to the brave group of youth trying to make a change. No more guns, no more death. Es por Karen, es por todos (It is for Karen, it is for everyone)

I just want to share here in my way, the love she used to spread to everyone with that smile. For you Karen Vanessa, and for all your family and friends: NINETEEN Hearts in NINETEEN Places. Keep smiling!!!

Place 1: Our local church.

Every week, for 19 weeks I will be leaving 19 hearts around London, to make people aware of what is happening in Venezuela. This everyday violence cannot be forgotten.

Por una Venezuela sin balas

IF THE WORLD KNOWS WHO JOSEPH KONY IS, IT WILL UNITE TO STOP HIM.

IT STARTS HERE.

KONY 2012 IS A FILM AND CAMPAIGN BY INVISIBLE CHILDREN THAT AIMS TO MAKE JOSEPH KONY FAMOUS, NOT TO CELEBRATE HIM, BUT TO RAISE SUPPORT FOR HIS ARREST AND SET A PRECEDENT FOR INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE.

****If you are a child, please let your Mum or Dad see this video first and decide if it’s okay for you to see it****

One of the things I miss about living in Venezuela is the Carnival. It is not as big as the one in Brazil, but it is still really fun, especially for the kids.

But my sister is still there and she is still having fun!! 🙂

She has very good friends with children and she is always having fun with the kids (a super cute boy and a happy little girl).

So, for this year Carnival costume, I introduce you Miss A.

The pictures were taken with a mobile phone.

I think she looks LOVELY!! My sister made her make-up and her hair (using some socks).

On another day they raided the closet, got inspired and this was the result…

I introduce you FRIDA

Again, my sister used some ribbons to make her hair and with a very little make up I think Little Frida looks Amazing!!

She really got into the character 🙂

And last, but definitely not least, my favourite salsa singer, the “Queen of Salsa”, “La Guarachera de Cuba”… CELIA CRUZ

The Great CELIA.

Thanks sister for the pictures, to Miss A, for being so SUPER FUN!! and to her parents for allowing me to use the pictures here.

Cheers!!

Last weekend we spent part of our day at the Tate Modern.

It was a really nice day, even though it was rainy and grey.

Highly recommended is the Yayoi Kusama exhibition that will be on until 5th June 2012

Very interesting work of this Japanese artist and writer whose polka dots and “infinity nets” ideas came from childhood hallucinations.

Part of the exhibition let the children take part in the art. The kids are given a sheet of stickers and into a room where everything is white and they can be free to stick them anywhere. Thousands and thousands of colourful stickers.

While this may suggest an everyday topography drained of all colour and specificity, it also functions as a blank canvas to be invigorated — or, in Kusama’s vocabulary, ‘obliterated’ — through the application, to every available surface, of brightly coloured stickers in the shape of dots.

And if you go to the terrace you will find one of her “Flowers that bloom tomorrow”. Love it!!

I just want to talk about a lovely shoes brand from Venezuela. It is called Hot Chocolate Design.

Born in 2004 surrounded by collections of toys, magazines, packaging and good old music, the smell of nostalgia gave the brand its essence

Designers are Aguerrevere Pablo Martinez and Carolina and their store is located in Caracas, Venezuela. But you can find their shoes in  many shops around the country.

I have an obsession with their shoes, and every time I go I try to get myself a new pair.

Well I did it!! And I got this pair

I had that pair before and they were my favourite ones. But when they broke few months back I was dreaming of having them again.

This is another pair I own.

I love how they are ODD shoes. I have 4 pairs and I have another one going around in my head, so… Mother’s Day? Valentine? Birthday? Husband, I know you read this blog, so take notes.

I can’t wait now for the summer to wear them.

Have a look at their website, I am sure you will fall in love. These are other favourites.

High heels

Mini. For little girls (I wish they will make these in adult sizes)

Have fun browsing

Cheers!!!