I kinda know Nadia


Hi everyone, welcome to “People I know”, a new section of Island Diaries in which people I kinda know answer to 10 random questions letting their feelings and thoughts flow free. 

Without further ado, I am thrilled to introduce you to Nadia. 

Who is Nadia? She is funny with a pinch of irony, she is the friend that owns the “wise advise” book, a voracious reader, a food lover with a sweet tooth, a hilarious story teller… Originally from Barcelona, she currently lives with her Russian husband Alexandre on the island of Tasmania. Tasmania? Yes, you heard right, but that’s another story…

Last thoughts when you are about to fall asleep… If nothing is bothering me at the moment, I let my mind to roam into fantastic situations, I guess anticipating formidable dreams..

A word you would remove from the dictionary… Unfairness.

What would you never travel without? Money. I like comfort and a reasonable amount of luxury. I find that formidable dreams are better produced in sumptuous beds 🙂

A book you would recommend for a morning commute… Hmm.. for a morning commute the best is short funny stories. That way you don’t lose track of the plot and it sets your mood for the day. Though I haven’t read it yet, I’d go for something like “Not that kind of girl”, by Lena Dunham

Your perfect breakfast ( including location)… A latte and some sweet pastry. In Hobart, a fave of mine is Daci & Daci (11 Murray Street)

3 things that make you happy: Losing weight without apparent effort.. oh wait, you mean in the real world.. ok, then: Catching up with friends, lazing around at home with my boys and that precise moment when I hit the “buy ticket” button for my next trip to Spain every year

How many seasons should have a good tv series? To me, the ideal is between three and five. And don’t ask me why, it was an arbitrary answer 😛

A blog you follow… Yours, of course, and “A cup of Jo”

If you were a superhero, who would you be? Well, the superpower I always secretly coveted is to be invisible. But a superhero is someone who fights for peace and justice, and honestly, I just want to be able to spy on people, hahaha. So I guess, I’d be more of a super-villain

Intense red or light pink lipstick? Hello? Have you seen my profile picture? Go, intense red!!!


One of the many streets of Barcelona, Nadia’s beloved city. She picked this photo for its tenderness and imperfection.

Photo by Nadia


“Artesanías hechas tejido” by Cecilia


My friend Cecilia is a Mexican biologist, mum of a beautiful baby girl, Aquetzalli, and recently turned full time knitter. I met Cecilia and her Norwegian husband at birthing class in Palma and we’ve been in touch ever since. They are the most chilled couple I’ve ever come across. 

Cecilia breathes positivism and joy, so when she first showed  me her creations – Artesanías hechas tejido – I thought on the spot that they were so much like her. Earthy and colorful crochet and knit designs for all year round. Wooly neck warmers, comfy hats for the cold Nordic winter (the whole family is moving to Bergen this summer!) and tailored bikinis.

The star of the collection are her custom made crochet bikinis. Just email Cecilia your preferred color and shape along with your mesauraments and voila, the perfect two pieces to welcome this summer. 

This is just a peep of what she has in stock. You can enquiry Cecilia directly at camcenga@hotmail.com 

Lucky Norwegians, I will miss them…