Merry Christmas!

My Dear Family, Friends and Bloggers, Christmas Season is just around the corner and it is the time that we all celebrate the birth of the Lord Jesus. Christmas is a time to remember old friends, relatives and former colleagues. It’s an occasion to celebrate with our beloved ones and show them how much they … Continue reading Merry Christmas!

Lost Friendships

I remember everything about my first day at Vila Lorena primary school and it did not go well as I would like, I confess! Minutes after my mother left me, she came back to pick me up. I would not stop throwing up, and after being checked by my teacher it was concluded that I … Continue reading Lost Friendships

I wish everything was different

In 2001, my mother called my grandmother and my cousin to live with us in Portugal. I cannot describe how happy i was to finally have our grandma by our side. During those two years my mother worked non-stop so she could bring them. She worked by day as nanny and by night as a … Continue reading I wish everything was different

Yes you can!

Success comes from wanting, from determination and persistence in reaching a goal. Even if you do not reach the target, those who seek and overcome obstacles will, at the very least, do wonderful things. "Courage is not the absence of fear; is persistence despite fear." By: José De Alenquer

16 Interesting facts about Portugal

I lived in Lisbon (Capital of Portugal), for over 13 years and have loads of fascinating facts about the charming country, wich I'm eager to share with you! Portugal is fascinating country with a proud history that can be felt all throughout the country - from its capital, down to each tiny, picturesque villages. Belém … Continue reading 16 Interesting facts about Portugal

Beginning of a new journey

The first thing I noticed when we arrived at Lisbon aeroport, was that my mother had a car (laughs). On the way home I was amused looking at the streets and buildings, trough the car window. The houses were colorful and gigantic, the ground was made of tar, and not mud and there were more … Continue reading Beginning of a new journey


  Together, my grandparents had seven childrens, three boys and four girls. We always had a full house, as you can imagine and it was a joy. As normal, at some point in life the oldest ones had their own houses. But who does not need mother's pampering at times?! My grandfather's mother's had Portuguese descendent, … Continue reading Goodbye

Happy Todlers

My grandmother has magical hands and a golden heart. She and my mother are the most strongest people I know. Besides being a wonderful cook, she always took care of people she did not know as if they were family. She welcomed them and gave them the little we had without hesitation or ulterior motives. … Continue reading Happy Todlers