sábado, 29 de septiembre de 2007

Is the age difference important?

(If you don't know the meaning of the green words, put the mouse on them to get the spanish word)

A 24-year-old man married an 82-year-old woman in Argentina yesterday, insisting it was a union based on "great love" rather than money. Reinaldo Waveqche, who has lived with his elderly lover Oleander Volpes since the age of 15, said he preferred "mature women''. Ms Volpes, a retiree who is single and does not have any children, said the age difference had never mattered to either of them."I am very pleased,'' she said. "Reinaldo is marvellous, very good, kind and educated. The age difference has never been important for us.''

Surrounded by family, friends and media, the couple made their vows in a civil ceremony because the octogenarian said she would feel "ridiculous'' in a church wedding. Mr Waveqche said their relationship, which began after the death of his mother, was based on respect and love. Ms Volpes, a friend of his late mother, offered him a home when he was "only a boy''. She said there had been an instant connection from the moment he moved in at 15 but it did not turn into a romance until he turned 18. She confirmed that she instigated the romance. Mr Waveqche, who is unemployed, and Ms Volpes will spend their honeymoon in Rio de Janeiro. (Taken from The Daily Telegraph)

Do you think the age difference is important? Is love blind?

domingo, 9 de septiembre de 2007


J'aime mon pays au mois de Septembre. C'est toujours la famille qui revient à ma mémoire. Mon père qui embellisait l'entrée de notre maison avec des branches des fleurs silvestres.. Ma mère qui nous faisait des vols-au-vent.... Nous, les trois frères, aidant à faire du pain.. et les achats..
Cette maison-là n'existe plus., et de l'autre...... il en reste bien peu de choses. Mais c'est ce mois-ci qui me fait revivre et vous dire: ¡Feliz 18 !