30 posts in 30 days.It hasn't always been easy, it hasn't always been fun, it hasn't always been interesting (for you or me). My scrapbooking took a backseat, as did my blog reading. And there were nights I struggled to keep my eyes open in order to post before the clock turned midnight. But I… Continue reading Nablopomo, it’s been real
It's nights like these - you know the kind I'm talking about - when it's after 10, my brain is tired, I'm slightly cranky, and I'm cursing myself for joining NaBloPoMo - when I'm thankful for fun weekly memes like these.I just finished watching Let the Right One In. If you can get past the… Continue reading Friday Fragments
Another day, another 180 pictures.Today we went to Belém to see the National Museum of Coaches and the Jerónimos Monastery. On our way, we saw a Burger King, and I loved its sign "Auto King." This is to advertise its drive-through, which is apparently uncommon in Portugal.Belém is home to the President's Palace. Note the… Continue reading A royal day
Bom dia!After our long, treacherous hike to the Moorish Castle yesterday (my thighs are killing me), we decided to take a much-needed day of rest (it might also have to do with the fact that I slept until noon-- in my defense, I stayed up 'till 2). We did go to a grocery store, Lidl,… Continue reading A day of rest
Today, we traveled back in time with a visit to the Moorish Castle in Sintra. I took over 100 photos, so I whittled them down and put them into a video. Enjoy!
Lots of sightseeing today. Our first stop was Cabo da Roca (literally the End of Rock), which is the western most point in Europe.Pictured below: 1) I inadvertently lied the other day when I said aloe grows in abundance here. Apparently it's a plant commonly referred to as the Dangerous Invader because of how quickly… Continue reading The winner takes it all
To all of you who have indulged my thoughts - no matter how random, silly, or vain - this past year, THANK YOU!I wrote my first post in January 2007, but being a perfectionist, it was another 20 months before I made my public entrance into the blogosphere. When I created this blog, I was… Continue reading Happy blogoversary to me!
See? I'm learning a few words. "Desculpe" means "pardon me" or "I'm sorry."A tired olá as I'm ending Day 3 in Portugal. On today's agenda was Lisbon. From Cascais, we took a bus, then a train, and then a metro to the city. It's a beautiful trip with the ocean on one side and the… Continue reading Desculpe for so many pictures
Olá friends! I have so much to tell you about my first day in Portugal, but having been awake now for more than a day, I leave you until tomorrow with a breathtaking view from Cascais.
When I saw today's topic on Girl Talk Thursday (thanks for introducing me to the site, Jenny!) I knew I had to participate.Who would you put on your "List of Five"?If this isn't your cup of tea, you should stop reading now so that I don't inadvertently offend you. If you like a healthy dose… Continue reading The one with the list