Weekend in Pictures

 Despite cancelled travel plans and being pretty bummed about it, I had a great weekend in Madrid.
I feel guilty not taking advantage of every long weekend I have here to travel and explore new places, 
but sometimes it's nice to just enjoy where I live, relax and explore my temporary home. 

Since it was a holiday weekend for Spain, the streets were jam packed with shoppers, families and tourists. 
The Christmas markets are up as well as the lights! There are people selling boiled/cooked/ihavenoideawhattheyarebutidon'tlikethem nuts, yams and corn on the cob.
And on so many corners are people playing the most beautiful Christmas music. 
I hung out with friends for Mimosa brunch, Mexican food (!) lunch, cafe con leche in the sun and even nights out where I lasted all the way till 3am!! Baby steps to the normal 6am Spaniard nights out.

I started Homeland.
Huge huge mistake.
I am going to be wishing the work day away so I can go home and watch more episodes.
Absolutely obsessed.


Kelsey said...

Crazy to think that a weekend without traveling for you is a weekend to explore Madrid! Glad you were able to enjoy it! Also, Homeland is THE best. So addicting.


Sophie said...

sounds like the most perfect weekend! haha i have absolutely NO idea how the psycho spaniards can stay out that late. ridiculous!
and OMG...homeland! so obsessed too! x

Jay said...

Mmm all those food pictures have me drooling!

Jessica said...

Looking at all those food pictures make me hungry!

I can totally relate about starting new series and then it becomes an obsession until I'm caught up to the current season. It's happened to me with Lost, Breaking Bad, and Weeds!

Christine loves to Travel said...

Great weekend! Looks lovely! Wish we had big Christmas markets here in Toronto just like in Europe.

I started watching Homeland last night too...only on episode 3. Sooo goood!

Allie said...

Homeland is so great. I'm so sad the season finale for the second season is next week! But it totally does suck you in.

Lindsay said...

Great photos! Those waffles (?) look delish. So I just started watching Homeland too!!! I've seen about 4 episodes and I'm still not entirelly caught up with the storyline and what the heck is going on but I'm alreally hooked! So good!

TracyZLesh @ Then I Got To Thinking said...

Gosh... so beautiful. I know you were bummed about Belgium... but Madrid is freaking gorgeous :)

Do you have a phone I can text you on? I want to let you know when I let the other girls know about the gender on Thurs.


Caroline said...

beautiful photos! christmas markets sound amazzzing!

christine_medina said...

Glad you made the most of it! And those are roasted chestnuts they sell...if you don't like them, they make great handwarmers :)

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Love this time of year...and you shared the most precious photos. :)
And yes, I will not even start watching Homeland until I'm done with this semester. ;) It's that good.


Devon said...

Ah the lights! I love that picture! How gorgeous! I've only heard good things about Homeland, and now you have me convinced I must watch it.

April said...

I love starting a new show! That feeling of just wanting to do nothing but watch it! Oh yes.

chelsea.lynn said...

I love all the Christmas markets! How fun! I'm glad to see that you still had a great weekend!

Jenna said...

Glad you were able to spend a bit of time relaxing in Madrid! Those waffles look too delicious for words :)


Louise said...

Hi Nicole, I found your blog via Liz (Explore. Dream. discover.) Looking forward to reading more :)

Sara Louise said...

That roasted corn looks delicious! I don't think the French like corn, I haven't seen a single cob since I moved here.
So happy you salvaged your weekend and had a good one! :)

Jeanelle said...


PS and your weekend looked lovely :) I was bummed too but hey, Madrid ain't a bad place to be stuck in, right??

Lindsay With An "A" said...

Looks like a wonderful weekend!! And I am BEYOND obsessed with Homeland, too! It only gets better, believe it or not!! :)

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Isn't Homeland AMAZING!!! We are only midway through season 1 but we are just obsessed!

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