Monday, December 22, 2008
May God bless us always and the Holy Family bring the real Christmas spirit to all homes and families.
Honey, I can't wait for New Year's day to bring us together again.
I love you!
Sunday, December 07, 2008
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Until I came to NM... In April it happened a few times, combing my hair and it going up, trying to reach the roof. It was funny then. But now, there is nothing funnier.
We were walking around Walmart, I hold hubby's arms, and there is a shock. I laughed. Then at home, another one. And there was the neighbour's cat which I tried to hold and several shocks came through. And those things start to become more and more frequent, until the time I tried to kiss my hubby and his lips gave me a shock! I know there is some buzz and electricity in love but this is ridiculous!!!
I keep asking Gerald what I can do to stop it and he only laughs... "You will need to get used to this, hun". Are you serious that I will have to go through it all my life from now on???? Help! Any alternatives, please?
Monday, November 24, 2008
"The essence of the CL charism is the proclamation that God became Man; in the affirmation that this man -- Jesus of Nazareth, who died and rose again -- is a present event, whose visible sign is communion, that is to say, the unity of a people led by a living person, the Bishop of Rome in the awareness that it is only in God made Man, and hence within the life of the Church, that man is more true and humanity is truly more human. "
Saturday, November 22, 2008
What do you mean "don't panic"? I was panic-ing. I had to pack my bags to come to NM in November, didn't know what to put in my backpack. My body is certainly "heat proof" - while everybody is sweating profusely during summer in Rio, I am just fine - but it will never be "cold proof". You can see that in the old post about my first trip to Sandia Peak when I had layers on and Gerald was happily wearing only a shirt and jeans.
Well, Gerald had been telling me not to worry because the weather during autumn is quite warm. Err, ok, but what is warm for him is not exactly warm for me. So I've packed all cashmere I have and planned to buy heavier stuff while in here. Even when the online thermometer I usually check was telling me that ABQ was warmer than Niteroi!
We've gone to Taos last week, and what happened? 4 seasons in a day, and total panic with the amount of snow in the Ski Village as I've never seen any more than a few minutes of snow in London. So the pictures can show: few layers on, all layers out, all layers and heavier coat, gloves, hat, boots on!!!! In a matter of few hours!! I am now wondering how is that winter in the desert. Lord, what is that down the road for me???
Saturday, November 08, 2008
On Wednesday I became officially Mrs. Gerald :-) The real thing - Church Wedding still have to wait for a couple of months. But the judge and my hubby's family offered us a magical evening together.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Saturday, October 04, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Can you see any sunshine? Are you ready to go out? Run to the park and don't waste your time combing your hair or inviting other people to come with you. It can last 5 minutes. If you are lucky, this can happen again for another 5 minutes sometime in the next few months. If not, only next year now, if the SUN turn up for summer.
PS. - This is my fav book. Without reading it you might think Ils sont fous ces anglais!
Sunday, September 07, 2008
Today is Independence Day. On the 7 of September 1822 we became independent from Portugal. Our first Emperor was the son of the King of Portugal. In my opinion, real independence only on the day we became a Republic.
Brasil, I am far now but I love you with all my heart and I am very proud of being Brazilian.
Friday, September 05, 2008
So, London is a fertile ground for whoever enjoys "automobile watching":
This one is small and red -
This one is black -
AAAAAARGH! This one is ORANGE! Who on Earth would buy this?
And a nice little shop - On Chelsea Bridge, once a month there is an old car collectors gathering. Yes, it is ON the Bridge, not around it. And we got off the bus to have a closer look at it -
Don't I look amused? I only know it is a Cadillac because I read at its back:
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
He also has some Japanese genes for sure, his photo camera is a natural attachment to his hands. Our computer is now loaded with pics from every London postcard (and their bikes), so we have our walks documented for posterity...
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
A bicycle for me was always a thing with two wheels that, depending on the friendliness of the town you live in, could be used as a way of transport and not only for an occasional ride through the park.
Well, so recently I found out that there is a whole nerds bike's world out there that I'd never knew existed if it were not by Gerald. Before he got to London I bought us a pair of bikes and all I cared was if they would take us from point A to point B and now I came to know that every metal bit of those are more important than the ride itself... At least he is not mad about football.
In Brazil we have a saying that translates roughly into "if you get out in the rain is because you want to get wet" and that is what I am trying to do. On 21 Sep some important streets of London will be closed to the traffic to allow bikers to run freely through world famous postcards, the London Freewheel.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Gerald was so fascinated by the street market that it was impossible to get him out of there. On his last stop searching for bike brake's bits I left him behind and kept walking to a French stall selling cheese, salumi and confitures.
There was a special offer, any 3 for £10 - bargain! - and I was obviously very interested. The guy was explaining me about the salamis - I'm mad about them - and after he told me the base for all were pork meat he started to show me the combinations. Gerald arrived when the French guy was showing me the horse meat and donkey meat salami... To convince Gerald to taste the black pepper salami after that was quite a task, and he is the type that can eat only pepper itself.
Something is telling me that I will have to eat all special offer salami by myself...
PS. - By the way, I bought plain pork, pork with walnuts and pepper coated salami.