Thursday, 31 December 2009

fragola forever



Finaly my present arrived to my hands =)

Last day of the year, the end of another decade...

Happy New Year everybody!

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Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Paella



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Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Em busca...



...do Consulado Português =)

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Monday, 28 December 2009

Female addictions



I seem to be developing and addiction on Hats.

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Sunday, 27 December 2009

SALE



London goes crazy in sale season.

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Saturday, 26 December 2009

AVATAR



"I see you."

Boxing Day.

Happy Birthday little brother, I wish I was there...love u.

Tomorrow sale season starts in the UK, it's gonna be a crazy month, January.

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Friday, 25 December 2009

It's Christmas! =)



Portuguese desserts, wine & cod.

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Thursday, 24 December 2009

Christmas Eve



Blood Brothers Musical with Melanie C.

Drinks at a Pub in Soho.

Turkish diner at Mezze Mezze in North Finchley.

Martini Bianco at home.

Movies and girl talk.

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Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Christmas Crackers



Wooo hooo...OH OH OH

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Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Small Dog



A dream is a wish from the heart.

Stresssssful day this was...

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Monday, 21 December 2009

Why?



Are people in such a hurry, it's almost Christmas relax...

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Sunday, 20 December 2009

5 stages of grief



1. denial

2. anger

3. bargaining

4. depression

5. acceptance

According to the 1st episode of Greys Anatomy 6th season these are the 5 stages of grief.
I've been there, I also saw a lot of family people or friends there...because of death, because of lost love or frustrated relationships.
When you get to acceptance...is it because you get to finally live with or without it?!
In the end it resumes to, I think, three things: hope, faith & love.

This picture was taken this morning, while I was going to work, my hands were freezing...I can't wait for Spring to come, I'm guessing it has to be amazing here...don't take me wrong this all white snow thing is beautiful, the sound of the snow melting and falling from plants is very amusing, but I'm not one to live in such a cold weather.
The good thing is that, as many things in life, the weather works in circles...up and down, out and about.

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Saturday, 19 December 2009

Tea



This is the drink of the season, the words are cold or flu?!

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Friday, 18 December 2009

SNOW



I usually sleep through all night but last one I wake up...looked outside and everything was strangely white, absolutely beautiful!
It's the 1st time in my life I get to see all this snow, the funny thing is that it isn't that much snow at all. Even more curious is that after getting out of my house, it was an adventure to get to the tube without falling or slipping, in central London there wasn't any snow...yeah, no snow at all, nowhere to be seen...because of cars, polution, etc, etc...

It's cold here, a kind of cold that doesn't go away even with the heat on, inside the flat...I'm freezing all the time, today I gave it a thought...this is like the 4th time I get sick here (really my nose is killing me...) it's only going to be 5 months I'm here...
I need to go to the doctor and make a full check...I don't understand, I usually don't get this much sick, I take vitamin C every morning, oranges and orange juice, I'm working out, I eat healthy...I think my body is just not used to this crazy weather...also, all the stress and competitive environment, boff...

I just bought my ticket to go to Lisbon in February, it cost me almost £64...it's amazing how much they charge for tickets on holiday seasons...
From this moment, I'm counting the days to see my family, my friends, my city...
I've got a lot of things to look forward to, but...

And guess what, it's almost time to pay bills AGAIN!
It's also time for Christmas...and I'm almost alone in one of the more dinamic cities in Europe...I'm not sad, I'm just curious.

Another really amazing thing is...here comes 2010, yes, it's the end of another DECADE...OMG!!!

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Thursday, 17 December 2009

Doesn't feel natural at all!



But I had to do it...damn!

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Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Yeah, it's snowing alright =)



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Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Heathrow Airport



After leaving my bro...
Miss you already!
Love you.

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Monday, 14 December 2009

The store is River Island...



...the boots are Made in PORTUGAL!

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Sunday, 13 December 2009

COOKIE



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Saturday, 12 December 2009

Go baby go baby go



Let's go...

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Friday, 11 December 2009

YUMMMMMMMMMMMMY



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Thursday, 10 December 2009

Bad Witch at Harrods window...



Absolutely diabolic and fabulous!

Hyde Park...sun mmm...
Science Museum
V&A
Natural History Museum
Harrods

Wooo hoo...

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Wednesday, 9 December 2009

27



Because we love italian food and in special days I love to be with as many friends as possible.

Thanks to all of you who remembered, we're only a phone call away.

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Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Monday, 7 December 2009

I could kill the tube now.



Late 2 times today, because of the tube grrr...

Kick ass gym work out!!!

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Sunday, 6 December 2009

SUN



...this morning

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Saturday, 5 December 2009

...a year later



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Friday, 4 December 2009

Things move fast here!



I bought this magazine this week, humm beginning of December...
Today, I noticed that it says there "January 2010"...but all it talks about it's Christmas...a bit weard...

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Thursday, 3 December 2009

Somewhere in Wandsworth Common



In a day you wish you could just cuddle against your cushions in bed.
But I can't help thinking that in sunny days this place must be beautiful, the houses are really nice, there's a giant garden...nice and cozy stores...

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Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Just out...



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Tuesday, 1 December 2009

1st of December, 2009



Some days it's easy to choose just one photo. Others I wish I could use a lot more than one. This is another Zara store at Oxford Street...this shop window is amazing!

It's like words, sometimes there're all these words inside my head, all these thing I want to say, to tell...to live, to feel, to do...to see, to try...

That's why I like that song of John Mayer,

"Say"

"Take all of your wasted honor
Every little past frustration
Take all of your so-called problems,
Better put 'em in quotations

Say what you need to say [x8]

Walking like a one man army
Fighting with the shadows in your head
Living out the same old moment
Knowing you'd be better off instead,
If you could only . . .

Say what you need to say [x8]

Have no fear for giving in
Have no fear for giving over
You'd better know that in the end
Its better to say too much
Then never say what you need to say again

Even if your hands are shaking
And your faith is broken
Even as the eyes are closing
Do it with a heart wide open


Say what you need to say [x24]"

A year ago I was planning my trip to Denmark, from Madrid...today I'm living in London...sometimes I still don't believe I'm here...it's just so overwhelming...

********

Obrigado xuxux por terem vindo, adoro-vos!!!

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Monday, 30 November 2009

English Full Breakfast!



I'm still laughing, about us and that table...full of food...it was really a comic situation...all that food.

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Sunday, 29 November 2009

Obrigado Xuxux*



The day of the divinal Bruscheta!

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Saturday, 28 November 2009

NOW!



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Friday, 27 November 2009

Amazing London Eye



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Thursday, 26 November 2009

Grrrr...



At Tower Hill...where the Tower of London is, there's a store with all these funny things about kings and queens, princess and dragons...

Nearby the Tower Bridge...there're some funny birds, that go to people to get food eheheh...

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Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Woooooooo hoooooooooo



By boat...on Thames...WOW!!!

Starbucks, we're freezing...hot chocolat...tea...

Covent garden, sea food rice, dvd...

BIG SMILE

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Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Hey, where are you going?!



GYM check!

White HOT Chocolat...humm...

Off...

With friends around London.

1 month.

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Monday, 23 November 2009

Ahhhh......



Cakes everywhereeeee..........

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Sunday, 22 November 2009

"Feel the diference"



Eheheheh...

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Saturday, 21 November 2009

Another Saturday morning meeting.



There are several reasons...about why I normally don't leave home in the morning without having breakfast, because it's cheaper, healthier, etc...also because there is a Starbucks in every corner of this city and chocolate muffins everywhere, I mean EVERYWHERE!!!

***

I believe in free will.
I believe there might be a path set by destiny.
But, you're still able to choose to go either left or right.

***

This city is just so expensive, it hurts.
And that gives me second thoughts.
But, it's another experience and something will get out of this.

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Friday, 20 November 2009

Bang Bang Bang



Store at Goodge Street...lol

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Thursday, 19 November 2009

It's London, anything can happen!



Today, at the shop window of one of Zara stores in Oxford Street.

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Wednesday, 18 November 2009

I should buy myself one of these



...lol

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Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Thames as company.



Cold.....my nose is freezing ahhhh....

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Monday, 16 November 2009

Lunch time...



Sansbury's salads

Stress, stress, stress...get a grip Cat!!!

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Sunday, 15 November 2009

Circumstances



Today I called my mum, I miss her very much...everyday I miss her.
I told her that I won't be going home to spend Christmas.
Being a full independent grown up is tough.
It's still not enough...

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134 to North Finchley



After work, at 6.30pm...

With Oyster card 1 trip by bus costs £1, by Tube 1 trip with the Oyster costs £2,80...
The Tube in London...is a bit of a disaster, due to many diferent things...

What a rainy day...wow...

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Friday, 13 November 2009

Indian food...at the Indian Orchid



On a friday the 13th...uh uuuh uh uhhh

Another pub...with live music, bluesss eheheh...

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Thursday, 12 November 2009

Travel guides



Place: Waterstone Bookshop, High Road at North Finchley...
Daydreaming about books and traveling...
I went to 8 stores on High Road today, just because I was curious about them...
Saw lots of weird and also surprising stuff.
Ended on the Portuguese restautant buying lunch.

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