Sunday, March 30, 2008

Divine Mercy Sunday

I was reading a post at Posy and then went to Amanda - Posy posted a link to her - and as I read both posts I answered to the first one:

Today is not raining - or snowing - and we haven't wind - and we are a windy town! It's sunny everywhere and I'll seat and anjoy the pleasure of being at home.

Yes, it's true. Being at home it's a previlege I can't afford everyday. I mean, not all day long. But today I can because it's sunday, Divine Mercy Sunday. We went to Mass and now we are at home.

My husband is in S. Tomé doing some work for an hotel that is being built there. He called me earlier, when he was in the Mass (!!!) so I could hear the songs there and how the voices were so nice. Sounded like angels. He hardly spoke, just asked in a very low voice: can you hear it? I said yes. Then he hang off. It was very nice.

Good sunday for everyone.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

More Easter pretyness

Maybe a lot of you think that Easter is gone. Let me tell you the truth: Easter continues for several weeks. There is several sundays of Easter.
So, I think I may keep posting about Easter.

Here, in this picture, are mixed several festivities: Christmas, that is important all year long, is represented with the baby Jesus. My husband put this image here at Christmas time and didn't take it away. So, that means he wants it to stay there, maybe for a while.
At his feet, the olive tree branches from Palm Sunday. And now more Easter eggs, these ones given to my four girls by my sister.

And now just some more pictures from my dining room in this festive time.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Easter lunch

We had such a wonderful Easter Day.

Easter lunch

Here you can see some eggs my husband gave to me and the girls and some flowers he picked to me in the fields.

Also the table set for us and our guests.

Easter dessert

The dessert was strawberries with ice cream and a kind of biscuits and chocolate eggs.

Such a good day.

The day before was full of rain, which is not bad, also.
See it here?


The rain was not falling right because of the wind so the windows were all full of rain drops.

It was so nice. A very cosy saturday.

Sunday, March 23, 2008


The Redemption happened. There's no way back.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Soup, anyone?

Would somebody like a bit of carrot coriander soup?
I made it. Usualy I add more potatoes and carrots then I did this time. It was good and it was much apreciated but I must say I quite prefer the way I usualy do then the one I did this time. So, next time I will not forget.

Peel some potatoes, carrots, onions and some pieces of garlic. Doesn't need to be potatoes heart shaped, lol.
The garlic gives it a good taste and is very good for the heart, blood pressure, etc.

The onion is very important because also gives a good accent to everything.

Put it to boil with a bit of salt.

Have some coriander chopped, ready to add it but for now, wait. And don't forget to have just a little bit not shoped to decorate.

When you think the potatoes, onions and carrots are cooked, add the freshly cut coriander.

Ah! Now you will feel such a nice scent...
Blend everything and when ready pour some olive oil.

Portuguese people always like to add a lot of olive oil and we put it in everything. We are used to that since we are born - well, even before, this and garlic. The good thing is we are not alone in that because all mediterranic people is like that.
Doctors say it's better to add it after and not before the soup it's cooked because the boiling of it destroy its properties. It has something to be with saturated and unsaturated fats.

Anyway. Now you will see the oil dots on top of the soup. Mix it well.
Now you may eat it.

Here you can see it with more detail.

Such easy thing and sooo good!

Now, remember all the ingredients? Here they are.

And don't forget the salt. And olive oil. Plenty.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Good Friday

Good Friday

And it was almost the sixth hour; and there was darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour.

Luke, 23: 44

Good Friday

Today is Good Friday and we call it Holy Friday.

I won't say much because there's nothing to say in this holy day but thank you, Lord.

Good Friday

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Such lovely jasmin

Do you see this lovely jasmin?

It was my husband who gave me.

It's beautiful in all the ways, backgrounds and lights.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

An important week

We are in the middle of Holy Week.

Last sunday was Palm Sunday and here is my branch. Here, more then palm, we use olive tree leaves because we are mediterranic in climate and culture.
As christians, lets remember the importance of this week and why is so important.

Another thing: today is St. Joseph's Day and, because of that, Father's Day. It's good to remember the role of this saint in the life of our God.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Colours in my life - Brown

Well, I couldn't post before so, here I am now.
Maybe you will be desapointed but the surprise I announced it's ... me.
You won't see more of me then this.
Because today's colour is brown, I'm posting a bit of myself: brown eyes, brown hair.
Well, some of it is going grey but I don't wont to duy it. My husband says This is quite distinguished.

I choose this picture of my little girl to ilustrate some brown in my life becaus eI like very much this picture I took in Funchal last summer. It was in the town theather and all that brown on the doors and floor is very nice. Plus my baby's hair.

Theater of Funchal

Some brownies I like so much and my husband brought me from the cafe


Belgian chocolates he gave me

Belgian chocolates

These pigs I have on top of my friege, given by the same man to me

On top of my fridge

One of my beautiful chairs

...and to the floor

Carrot cake I'm always asking my oldest daughter to make because I like so much - here without the icing but she always adds it after

My oldest daughter made carrot cake

And a bit of Autumn I like so much but it's now so far.

Reflection on a lake

And I believe that's all about colours.
I have already two post in my head, - on another subject - one I hope to post tomorow and another in the day after.

See you next time.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Colours in my life - Lavender and purple

Purple saintpaulias

My mother's saitpaulias, the purpliesh saintpaulias I ever saw


Some purple flowers in Madeira Island

Palheiro Gardens

Lavender and purple sky, viewed from my kitchen window
Pink & purple sky

and alfazema ! (lavender)



I don't know if I will post next colour today or tomorow, because I need to go with my husband to some place. Let's see.
In next colour, that will be , I think, the last one, you will have a little surprise.