My A to Z Blogging Challenge

Alphabetical inspiration and motivation for bloggers

K is for Kiss

Kiss… a short and impressive word. But what IS a kiss? Will this post be a dissertation about kisses? No, it won’t. But I figured it would be interesting to … Continue reading

May 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

F is for friends and their limitations

One of the worst weekends of my life was the one when I realised that friends can’t always be there for you when you need them the most. When I … Continue reading

December 8, 2012 · 7 Comments

G is for Gratitude

The sense of gratitude comes to me in fits and starts, like bubbles that are all around me and burst from time to time on my face, drawing my attention, … Continue reading

December 3, 2012 · 2 Comments

I is for Ink

As I mentioned a couple of days ago, I am getting back into letter-writing mode.  Once I get past the “what am I going to write about” bother, I have … Continue reading

September 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

H is for hands

We are on vacation.  This is not our typical vacation.  We are campers – when we need to relax and be refreshed, we eat and sleep outdoors and don’t shower … Continue reading

July 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

G is for Getaway

I’ve been married most of my life.  To the same person.  29 years and one month.  An oddly surprising realization, that.  I’ve been a parent for most of my life.  … Continue reading

April 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

E is for elastic

Note the runner in the pink pants.  See how her knee-length pants are similar in size to the full-length pants the small-fry running next to her are wearing?  There’s a … Continue reading

February 26, 2012 · 1 Comment

H is for Handkerchiefs of Love; a Romantic Portuguese Tradition

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, which seems the perfect time to mention the wonderful embroidered handkerchiefs of northern Portugal. You can find them, or products inspired by them, in most souvenir shops in … Continue reading

February 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

B is for bookclub

Okay, fine.  I know “bookclub” is not a single word.  But that’s how I think of it – a sort of separate entity – something that is a bit different … Continue reading

February 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Hand Family Personal A to Z of Portugal. F is for Family and Friends

F is for Family and Friends  It will come as no surprise to anyone that one of the biggest factors in people who are considering moving abroad not doing so is the thought … Continue reading

January 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

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