Sunday, June 25, 2006

Una estrella y dos cafes

I was going to post more on my John class last week but faced with an intensive course on feminist theory this coming week on top of my regular classes, I'm not sure I'm going to get to post this week either so I thought I would give you a quick link to a film I saw on Saturday.

Una estrella y dos cafes (One star and two coffees) is an Argentine film set in the far north of the country. A simple, gentle tale (what a surprise choice!) of a girl and two visitors to her village of Purmamarca. Some nice digs at the town's backpacker visitors; and an ongoing joke in which the whole town conspires to stop Pedro drinking by claiming that all the wine has been sold, or that Tomás, the other drunk, has beat him to it. Check out the website where you can listen to music from the film, see shots of the stunning scenery as well as watch the trailer and a few scenes (with subtitles). Recommended viewing if it reaches where you are.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

back in buenos aires

Following a truly lovely two weeks at home, I'm now safely back in Bs As and straight into class reading and papers. Today we have our last seminar at the University of Buenos Aires or UBA for the class on women and work in Latin America. It's been a great class with fascinating reading and lively discussions, even during a four hour class!

Thanks to everyone who gave me feedback on the blog and what you would like to see more or less of. I will keep the suggestions in mind, and keep them coming.

Weather report: cold, damp, grey mist. Did I forget to get on the plane and am really still in England?

Finally for this posting, here a couple of pictures from the book launch at Sarum College last Friday. It was fantastic to be back with friends, colleagues and students and to be able to celebrate the book David and I worked on. Thanks very much to Sarum Bookshop for organizing the event.

Mum, Dad and me
the authors!
Sally, me and Helen.