Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year

Credits: Cute Colours

Cindy at My Romantic Home is having a party called 2009 A year in Review. So I'll join now.

A month of cooking and flowers. And my little girl's birthday.
In this picture, a rose plant my mother gave me.


Valentine's Day. Some red roses my husband gave me.


More cooking.

My oldest one birthday: 18!


Flowers everywhere.

Another birthday. It's like that in a big family home.

And summer it's here.


My husband's birthday and summer holidays.


Still thinking on our wonderful holidays, I posted about Oporto.

September was a month almost without posting. My computer was not well.
A nice month full of birthdays: my nephew, one of my girls (15 yo) and mine.

A month when I could look to summer and feel it was in the past. Cooler days began and it was crumble time.


Planning Christmas, buying presents and wrapping them.

Christmas time.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

This Christmas

Since 21 December I don't know what is to go to the Internet.
Tidying and cleaning,

(isn't that shining?)
buying more presents, wrapping them, buying food of all kinds, making things... A bit of a stress.
My family came to my house to the Consoada, the Christmas Eve dinner, very important here.
They came also for Christmas lunch. I didn't tale any pictures of the dinner or the lunch. I completely forgot.

The only thing I can show you is my husband preparing the quailes and the goose.

I hope next Christmas will be better and more peaceful - we had some problems - but, in the whole - it was good.

Praise the Lord.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Wednesday, outdoor and indoor

Yesterday was a good day. My girl sang very well with her frieds from school and, as her class is very international and multicultural, the music teacher choose some music from countries where some children came, por instance, Romenia and China. There is also a gipsy boy that performed the most wonderful drum solo - he played with his hands. It was amazing as it was played by his own heart with absolut freedom. In the end the audience was clapping and shouting.
Very nice.

Today, for A Souther Daydreamer who usualy has an Outdoor Wednesday and that, in this month of December, wants also inside, because of Christmas, go these pictures of today's post.

So, I have an outside full of rain and a Christmas inside with my tree, once again, today taken at night and with no flash. I'm still strugling with my new camera but in the end it came out nice.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A normal day

Today is sooo cold for our standards. Yesterday was quite chilly but today is even more. Looks like tomorow it will be milder because it will rain. Let's see. My litlle one is waiting for rain because she wants to take her frog umbrella to school. Maybe she will have the luck.
Today in the evening I must go to my other little girl school - this one is 10 and the other is 5 - because she will sing in the choir - yes, she too.
Well, see you tomorow. I have so many things to so and so little days until Christmas.
I leave you with two pictures, one of my Christmas tree in the dusk and other of my new lavender.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

A trip to the garden center

Yesterday it was lovely at my little one's school. There was she, singing in the choir, very proud of her.

Today I was a bit in a strange mood, as my husband said - not related with yesterday, I was just tired and irritated. So my husband decided we would go to the garden center. Poinsetias, rosemary, evening primrose and lavender, it was our choosen plants.

And for dessert he made cheesecake.

Not bad, hum ?!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Busy weekend and lovely flowers

Just a quick post to say hello.
I'm quite in a hurry because I have a lot to do and in the begining of the afternoon we must go to my little one school for her Christmas party. Looks like she will sing with other tots. She must be dressed with a red plain dress, have red tights and red shirt. Let's see what it will be.
See you tomorow, then.

PS: this wonderfull rose it was my mother who gave me. It's so beautiful.

Other thing: my bougainvillea is still flowering so much. Just look at that.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The sun is coming in

The sun is coming by the Christmas tree after some days of rain and fog.

It's a good time to hurry up and put the washed clothes on the line to dry.
Here you go, laundry wooman.

Good time also to tidy up the laundryroom

and after that make some more wrapping and planning all that baking that needs to be done.
This is a nice season.