Meet my people! They frequently feature in blog posts, and are kind enough to lend a hand in the photography department. I’ve been asked whether these are their real names: for the fuzzies, the answer is yes, but for the people, the answer is no. One of the editorial decisions I make as a blogger is how much of my life to share with the universe, and I am not putting the no-holds-barred reality TV version out there (although it would be pretty awesome if one of those little title things popped up under each person as they appeared onscreen).
So why the Spanish-language blog names? I am not of Hispanic descent, but lived in Arizona for close to 15 years, during which time I’ve been marinating in Hispanic culture and language. I studied Spanish in college, and what began as a way to practice the language became second nature. Hence, las Hermanas y Querido.
(You’ll notice that I haven’t tracked down a picture for Mum yet)
In alphabetical order:
Hermana ~ Younger sister, fashion consultant, alternate photographer
KITTENS ~ Eloise (named after the children’s book) and Malthus (named after the philosopher)
Melba ~ My very own best girl, the most ferocious guard dog imaginable and biggest snuggler too
Monita ~ Even younger sister and music consultant
Mousie ~ Little knitted travel companion
Mum ~ Mother, everything consulant
Querido ~ Mi novio, Mousie photoshoot assistant, kitten wrangler, and stash enabler extraordinaire
Stella ~ Some people think she is our family dog, but she is actually an angel in a furry suit