Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday

I like this corner

Is Outdoor Wednesday time.
Knowing that some of you like when I post pictures that show Sintra, here they are some more.
They are not all new but even so I'll show them to you.

These pictures show a park we have. It's like a small forest in a garden.

Woods in the middle of the town

Woods in the middle of the town

And now some houses.

Mind you, mine is not as big as the above ones!

See you next week.

For more go to A Southern Daydreamer.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Thanks Susan

Susan, from A Southern Daydreamer, gave me this Award. I'm so happy.
I'm suposed to give it to some people but this is a big problem as I have too many to choose from.
Thank you so much Susan.
Go to her blog and see for yourselves how beautiful is her blog, always with nice posts.
I go there everyday!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

18 !

Today is Smallest Blessings Day at Her Southern Charm.
I hesitated on posting this here because I'm not sure if it is a small blessing, for us is a big one.
We have this kind of blessings six times a year because we are six.
This time it was my big girl: she turned 18! - on April, 21.
She is becoming a woman of worth and I believe she will be a proper prov. 31 woman.
She is a strong catholic, faithfull to God and His Church.
She is already the salt of earth.

Here is she all happy with the present my husband gave her.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday

In the begining of the month, as I was posting about a garden in Sintra ( here), I said I would post more pictures about it the following week.

I didn't because there was the most amazing double raibow and I wanted so much to show it.

So, today, I will go back to that lovely garden.

For Outdoor Wednesday at Southern Daydream.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Like an angel

Please, do listen at

I never give any attention to those talent shows that are in USA and in England. Or anywhere. So it was with some doubt but also curiosity that I noticed some catholic blogs - very good ones - talking about one of these shows.
So, I went to investigate what is was all about.

I'm speacheless.

As she began to sing, it was as an angel was singing through her mouth. Tears began rolling down my face.
Praised be Our Good Lord, who gave us such woman and praised also for making everybody recognize the amazing talent this woman has.
She reached this age only singing at Mass! With that extraordinaire voice!
As you can see, she is a middle aged woman, a bit fat and not very pretty. But the more we read about her, the more we discover her talents as a woman of worth.
I'm sorry to all that have already saw her and listened her singing, but I must post her song here, for the ones that don't know her and as a tribute to her.

More places where you can read about her:

Susan Boyle Fansites :


Susan Boyle Bebo Fan Club :

Susan Boyle Facebook Fan Club :

Susan Boyle Fans Forum :

Other song by her:

Her voice shows her true beauty.

I dreamed a dream
I dreamed a dream in time gone by
When hope was high,
And life worth living
I dreamed that love would never die
I dreamed that God would be forgiving.
Then I was young and unafraid
When dreams were made and used,
And wasted
There was no ransom to be paid
No song unsung,
No wine untasted.
But the tigers come at night
With their voices soft as thunder
As they tear your hopes apart
As they turn your dreams to shame.
And still I dream he'll come to me
And we will live our lives together
But there are dreams that cannot be
And there are storms
We cannot weather...
I had a dream my life would be
So different from this hell I'm living
So different now from what it seems
Now life has killed
The dream I dreamed.

Hooked on Aprons II

Maybe you remember when, some time ago, I posted Hooked on Aprons I for Hooked on Fridays at Hooked on Houses. I showed some of my aprons made by my grandmother.

Today I will show you some more aprons I have but not so important ones.
Even so, I like them and I use them all the time.

The picture above is my most recent aquisition and has pot holders matching. Also a kitchen towell .

The following are not new.

Apron, bread bags and pot holder

This bag matching the apron is a bread bag. As the name says, is to put bread in it.

My new set

Other apron

Apron time

This one is mine

This one, with oranges all over, is one of my favorites. It has matching pot holders too.
The girl is not me - lol - is my big girl.

Amelia's apron

This one is hers. She is very much into aprons, which is a good sign: it shows femininity and that she likes domesticity.

Beatriz's apron

This one belongs to my girl that is now fourteen - but is the older one that is showing it to us.

My husband's apron

This one belongs to my husband and it's his favorite.
This picture is a bit old and shows my little girl trying to put his glasses in the pocket.

My little girls's aprons

These ones belong to my little girls. As they see all the growns ups with aprons, they want also to have theirs.
It's good they learn from the early ages.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday

It has been raining cats and dogs for some days. Today at 5 AM I was awaken by the most intense rain. The noise was such that one of my girls thought that was raining inside the house!

Not that I mind the rain, taking the bit that I can't put the clothes on the line to dry outside.

At more or less 8 o'clock a little bit of sun dared to appear between the heavy clouds. And see what I found: a rainbow with the most intense colours I ever saw!

Pitty I can't show it as I'd like. It was so intense.
And big. And double.

For Outdoor Wednesday at A Southern Daydreamer .

Monday, April 13, 2009

Some blue

For Blue Monday at Smiling Sally.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

21 Days To Becoming an Effective Wife - The End

Now it's time to make the final report.

Get up at 6.15.
Easy. Done.

To fold 40 pieces of clothes everyday.
Done. Most days this is done. Everything goes well in this departement.

Put away those folded clothes everyday too.
Well. Not everyday but a lot of it has been done. I'm quite happy.

Declutter the Laundryroom, everyday a little bit.
Still loads to do but in the overall, it improved so much.

Pray the Rosary everyday.
Better and better.

I improved quite a lot.
Well done, girl.

For more imformation on this go to Her Southern Charm.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday

Today is Palm Sunday. Here we call it Branches Sunday because we don't use only palm, also olive tree branches and rosemary.
In the procession, they are blessed with Holy Water and everybody carries his branch in rememberence of the reception Jesus had when he entered Jerusalem.
Today begins the most important week in all the year: Holly Week.
It's the last week of Lent.
Easter is almost here.
Praise Our Lord.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Friday Show and Tell

In this place I live, we have a lot of historic sites so, last saturday, there they came from UK a bunch of mayors to visit.
My husband was invited for the occasion and, in the end,they gave to some people a beautiful golden box as a souvenir.

When my husband opened his, look what he found.

I was very pleased. Isn't that beautiful.?

No, the soap was not included. As it is one of my husnad favorite soaps, each time we go to England I buy several.

For todays Show and Tell Friday at There's No Place Like Home.

Show and Tell

Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Smallest Blessings

At Her Southern Charm there's a new idea: to post about The Smallest Blessing we have in our life.

So I thought that one of them is my silver strings of hair.
Most women want to dye their hair since the first grey hair appear. Not me. I don't even try to conceal my age.
And I like my grey hair.
I thank God for them, for what they mean: a life fool of blessings.

PS: to be honest, I must say, only my front hair is full of grey, in the back is quite dark, still. So the silver is just beginning.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday

Today is Outdoor Wednesday Day at A Southern Daydreamer.

Today I'll show you some pictures of a foggy and rainy day at a garden in Sintra. A very romantic one and historic also. It was built in the XIX century and it's called Monserrate.

This place is too beautiful to show just some pictures. I will post more next wednesday.