7 things I want to do in 2018

Happy New Year! We survived New Year’s Eve surrounded by the illegal rockets that everyone in our neighborhood shoots on the 31st of December. Starting at 10 am. Uninterrupted.  I told you in this post that I am not really into the whole resolutions thing people do when the year…

Pregnancy: 10 lies people tell you

Pregnancy: a time of bliss? The worst thing about pregnancy is supposed to be morning sickness. The first thing people ask you when you tell them you’re expecting is usually how you are dealing with it. Ok, while I do understand how that may put some people off, there are a…

Why Christmas is stressful and how to deal with it

Christmas Eve here and makes me think of all the different traditions in different countries. Even within a country, there are so many different customs! Christmas is all about family…or is it? I have a bittersweet feeling about this time of the year. See, I like the idea of Christmas. I would…

Hello November 2017

Risking being very cliché: where did time go? It’s like yesterday was January and now it’s one month until Christmas! It’s time to say: Hello November I already told you here why the 1st of November is an important date for me. But this year it has a bitter-sweet taste…

What I have been working on

I have been keeping something from you and it is time I shared it.  In the last few months, I have not posted as much as I wanted. In fact, I have not done as much as I generally wanted to do. And there is a reason for it. A…

Dear May… Life Update #1 2017

[:en] Today is the 1st of May. I still haven’t gotten used to not working on holidays. Welcome to the grown-up world! Today we had a yummy breakfast in our balcony – the weather is finally good enough for us to sit outside! And even though my trustworthy weather app…

[:en]My resolutions for 2017[:de]Meine Neujahrsvorsätze für 2017[:]

[:en] Ich don’t believe in New Year’s Resolutions. Losing 5 or 10 Kilos, be more organized, etc. just aren’t things that personally interest me and aren’t goals that are kept. No one wants to have a boring life and honestly, I don’t like my life to be too organized. Nevertheless,…

Welcome to 2017 and new adventures

[:en] 2017 is finally here! I spent the last few days working on the blog, as you can see, and hope you like it as much as I do! I don’t know what 2017 will bring, but I do know what I learned in 2016 and what I will bring…

How we celebrate Christmas in Portugal

I grew up in a multi-cultural family and naturally got to experience things from various cultures. I experienced Portuguese culture, as well as Scandinavian and Austrian/German Christmas cultures. Last year I spent Christmas with Markus and his family in Austria and it was my first time experiencing Christmas here. So…

My eating disorder: a constant battle

[:en] I’m only human and I also have my weaknesses. One of those weaknesses is my eating disorder, that I ignored for years and nowadays habe under control. Well, for most of the time. It’s hard for me to write or talk about it, because I always had the (wrong)…

Goodbye November, hello December

[:en] The time has come, a new month has started and it’s time to say: “Goodbye November, Hello December”. How my November was and what I am excited for about Decemeber is what I am sharing with you today.  Goodbye November, Hello December November was a hard month for me.…

1 NOVEMBER: ALL SAINTS’ DAY

In Portugal, a lot of people visit graves of loved ones on All Saints’ Day. Since today is All Saints’ Day, I decided to write about a more serious and difficult subject: how it is to lose someone you love. Losing someone is hard. It gets harder when you don’t…