I find it incredibly interesting how so many countries celebrating the same event do it so differently. From the food that is put on the table, to when it's actually celebrated and the kind of decorations people put out for this time of the year. Traditions also vary from region to region, even in such … Continue reading 9/10 – 10 Days Blogmas – How we celebrate Christmas in Portugal￼
Today I wanted to share with you the one icon of Portuguese Christmas - the Bolo Rei or, translated to English, the King Cake. I know that other countries have similar variations to this cake, but I wanted to share a little bit of the history of this cake, how it came to be named … Continue reading 7/10 – 10 Days Blogmas – The Bolo Rei, traditional Christmas Cake
Good news, I made it to Portugal! Not that I didn't think I wouldn't, but with so many last-minute changes in rules and what tests are accepted before leaving and arriving... I was in constant anxiety. I was also not leaving my house for most of last week, as suddenly London became a hot spot … Continue reading 6/10 – 10 Days Blogmas – Coming home & Christmas in my hometown
I wish there was a viewpoint I could climb to see my whole life up to this moment from above. I am naturally a person given to reflection, but the other day I was faced with a question I didn't have an immediate answer for - what is your story? Yes, what is my story? … Continue reading Lookouts – what is your story?
It's been a few busy weeks at work. I think busy doesn't actually describe the fast-paced "office life" that I'm living from home for the past few weeks. It's been insane and I'm trying to reduce the time I spend in front of a screen after work...yet, I don't want to lose the habit of … Continue reading Goating by the beach