Summer Treasure Hunt

I grew up near the beach. Pedrinhas beach. When I was little, I loved to catch shells and whelks, they were my summer treasures. And Louis likes to do it ๐Ÿ™‚

Walking on the wet sand, while the seawater bathes my feet, and going collecting little shells and pebbles relaxes me so much, and it's also the things that Louis likes to do ๐Ÿ™‚ Messing with the sand or the rocks, exploring, does you really good ๐Ÿ™‚

Image of my own

And then we came home and did this DIY to later remember ๐Ÿ™‚

What do you think? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Do you like doing things like that? ๐Ÿ™‚

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Go Out In Mode

Cornwall. A little big paradise in the south of England. We went by mini-holidays and we already miss our corner by the sea planted. Blue-Green-Sea. Relaxing landscapes and holding your breath. We really needed this. ๐Ÿ™‚ 4 days of mini-holidays and retreat.

We stayed in a country tourism house, the so-called lodges as they say here, in a small town called Bude in Kilkhampton. I'd rather stay in a house than a hotel. It's more intimate and personal, unlike hotels. And it did us so well that even Louis' potty training worked a thousand wonders. We were lucky to be a pet friendly site so we can take our Ginger with us who also behaved beautifully. ๐Ÿ™‚ Sense us at home ๐Ÿ™‚

Marhamchurch – Widemouth Bay

How rich prainha. Even with covert weather i knew really well walking on the wet sand and smelling the sea. And Louis once again loved playing with pebbles and chins.

A breathtaking view, which makes you want to stay here forever ๐Ÿ™‚

Forrabury and Minster Slaughter Bridge

Then we head to the site of the Legend of King Arthur. Who doesn't know the famous story of the Sword Excalibur? Louis felt like a king in the small amusement park at the Arthurian Centre. We took a short walk until we reached the famous stone and really knew how to feel the peace and peace of Mae Natureza. It is a beautiful and very relaxing place where we can listen to the waters of the Camel River and enjoy the gardens of Lady Charlotte Falmouth.

Arthur Stone's KIng

On Saturday we went to Bodmin where we visited Cornwall's largest church, St Petroc's Church. We had lunch in the center of town and then we went for a walk in a park, where Louis befriended a squirrel to whom he gave the rest of his apple, and after that we returned to the place where we were happy and I already here in this post.

About the magical site of the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic where Louis was delighted with the tasty cornwall ice creams, and we grown-ups also ๐Ÿ™‚ What fascinated me most was the way people let themselves be taken to the picturesque village of Boscastle and come back all the time. If I could, I'd move to this place today that you call me so naturally. Who says witches are bad? I feel like half a witch myself sometimes. If not almost always ๐Ÿ˜€ Fear of the unknown doesn't watch me. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love everything that's related to the world of magic. I think if I'd lived in the Middle Age, I'd have been burned at the stake, maybe I'd even go to anyone who believes in reincarnation ๐Ÿ™‚

In the middle we console ourselves with the traditional pasties, the typical pastel pasteis stuffed with, meat, cheese and onion or potato. A curiosity: did you know that these pasteis were created as a marmite for men to go to work for the field? And the edges of the dough did not eat because they were only used for men to hold the pastel with dirty hands.

We also ate the famous Fish and chips that we knew even perhaps because we were closer to the ๐Ÿ˜€ Did you know that this meal originated in Portuguese in the early 16th century?

And of course, I had to try the famous Cream Tea, a variant of afternoon tea, typical and originating from this ๐Ÿ™‚

They were wonderful days in this little paradise in the south-west of England, from which we didn't want to go out and we'll go back ๐Ÿ™‚

And so we ended a different but very intense summer ๐Ÿ™‚

Even in pandemic weather, we were able to take a few days to safely recharge to reset ๐Ÿ™‚

And on the return trip the GPS made us this surprise to escape the traffic: We passed through Stonehenge

Stonehenge – image of my own

Did you feel like visiting? ๐Ÿ™‚

How were your vacations? ๐Ÿ™‚

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It's time to…

… return to work, return to school, to jobs, to routine. Although we live uncertain times, we must continue to live in this "new state" of things.

They say the best comes last, and this is because my favorite time of the year is the last 4 months, September for being the mes of return, October because of autumn, its colors, pumpkin pies and Halloween, November for cold nights nestled in a blanket in the sofa watching movies and series, while the rain falls outside and preparations for the magic season of December , Christmas. It's so good.

Image of my own – Autumn Colors

And you guys, you like this last period of the year, too? What do you like most about this height? ๐Ÿ™‚

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What I'm hearing…

Michelle Obama Podcast. yes, Michelle has a podcast and I'm ๐Ÿ™‚

I've been telling you how much I admire this woman. I identify as much as Michelle thinks. And I like it so much. After the book Becoming, and the documentary with the same name that I loved, here comes the podcast with delicious conversations about the current affairs, human relationships, feminine health, family friendship. The episodes last for almost an hour but I always feel like more and I look forward to the next episode.

*The first episode was attended by her husband, Barack Obama, where they spoke about the current situation of the country and its responsibilities to the community in which they are inserted. A very normal couple who were once the most important in america and the world. What I like most about them is the natural way they talk to each other, tell stories about how they met, their marriage and their family.

In the second episode, Michelle invites her friend Michelle Norris, the well-known award-winning journalist to talk about the Pandemic and the protests experienced in the US.

*In the third episode, the theme is female health, with the title "What your mother never told you about health" with Dr. Sharon Malone. A very important topic that women of all ages, mothers, daughters, grandparents, best friends, should listen to.

And in the fourth episode, the conversation is with Michelle's older brother, Craig Robinson, a delightful conversation where they talk about their childhood and have grown up together in South Chicago. If you enjoyed the conversation with Barack, you can't miss this one.

In the fifth episode, we have a girl talk. This is one of my favorites, where Michelle invites three very dear friends with whom she shares stories from her early days in Washington 14 years ago.

*In the sixth episode, the guest is celebrated presenter and comedian Conan O'Brien, where they talk about the challenges and joys of marriage with great humor to the mix. I've come to the conclusion that the secret to a relationship is in the mood, right, Rui Moreira? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Because if we don't take things back alittle, believe me, nothing works…

These conversations are so delicious that They want to join ๐Ÿ™‚

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Pot time | Potty training

Louis in the potty with the tablet, without judgment because for great evils, great remedies …;)

There is a right time for everything. And I have learned this a lot from my puppy as I have already said here. I presented the pot to Louis shortly after he was a year old, before he started walking, when he was already standing on things, but he always refused. It has already shown signs, the nursery has helped but it is difficult to stop being a baby. I feel that he will achieve, without pressure, as he has achieved everything so far. I was like that too. Despite being a girl, I left the diapers, cloth, at 4 years old. I remember that because it is the first memories I have, and lately I am always reminiscing about a somewhat embarrassing situation. Once, I ran to the bathroom very embarrassed and full of fear that my mother would scold me because I had just pooped in my underwear … ๐Ÿ™ thinking that I still had a diaper, when I saw my mother change the diaper to my middle brother who was still a baby, younger than me, 4 years old. When my mother saw me in distress, she reassured me, but from that moment on I walked around with the pot almost glued to the rabiosque and when I arrived at my grandparents' house and did the same. The most amazing thing is that when I went to school, at 6 years old, I endured the afternoon without going to the bathroom because I didn't feel comfortable …

I'm reading a very interesting book to help with this phase: Potty Training in 3 days

Let the children be children. Time is very important in the first 5 years of our life.

As Ines Heredia said in this conversation, the education system still has a lot to change, notably in terms of the ages of children in education levels. For example, Louis had a little friend in his day care center who turned 4 in October last year, being in 2015, when most of them were in 2016 like Louis, of course this boy will always be ahead of the others but for years after the opening of the school, he cannot go to school together with the other boys of his year … It seems that it doesn't make much difference. In the case of Louis, he is one of the last to make years of his year, so that says a lot about his development.

It's costing a lot to stop being a baby, my dear, but believe it is for a good reason: to grow up โค๏ธ

For me, you will always be my baby, smile and look sweet โค๏ธ

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