Alfacinha Reads #1 – Les Derniers Jours de Nos Pères, Joël Dicker

‘Les Derniers Jours de Nos Pères’ by Joël Dicker is the most recent book I have finished reading, and the second in a row by the same author (the first was ‘La Vérité sur l’Affaire Harry Quebert’, in English ‘The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair’). The story of the book revolves around World War II, but while it tells us the story of the Resistance in France, and the part played by the British in it, it also takes us through the emotional journey of those who had an active role in the war. ‘Les Derniers Jours de Nos…

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NYC in Film/TV/Books

Before I left for New York, I revisited some of my favourite films, TV shows and books set in The Big Apple. Antes de partir para Nova Iorque, voltei a ver os meus filmes, programas de televisão e livros preferidos passados na Big Apple. Film Home Alone 2 Lost in New York This was the film that made me dream of going to New York one day. I was very young when I first saw it, but it remains one of my favourites, that I can watch anytime – especially when I need a pick me up.  From Kevin’s tour…

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Planning a trip // Planear uma viagem

By the time this post is published, I will hopefully be safe asleep (time difference and all…) in New York. It’s the first time I’ve taken a holiday this long to explore a city, and it’s also a dream come true – I’ve wanted to visit the city since I first saw Home Alone 2! Quando este post for publicado, devo estar a dormir profundamente (fusos horários e tal…) em Nova Iorque. É a primeira vez que faço umas férias de tanto tempo para visitar uma cidade e é também um sonho tornado realidade – quero visitar Nova Iorque desde…

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What’s in my Carry On?

The amount of times I looked through Pinterest for ‘Carry On Essentials’ over the past few months is unreal! I thought I’d share what I’m taking with me today as I am about to set off for the airport… A quantidade de vezes que corri o Pinterest em busca de ‘Essenciais de bagagem de mão’ nos últimos meses é surreal! Pensei então partilhar o que vou levar comigo visto que estou prestes a sair para o aeroporto… The Bag I’m lucky to be flying with BA who allows you to take two pieces of carry on with you. I am…

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March Plans // Planos para Março

March is shaping up to be one of the most exciting months of 2016 for me, so I thought I’d share with you what my goals and plans are for this month. Março avizinha-se como um dos meses mais emocionantes de 2016 para mim, pelo que resolvi partilhar aqui os meus objectivos e planos para o mês. New York // Nova Iorque At the very beginning of the month I am going to take my first week long solo holiday, and my first trip to New York, something I’ve dreamt about for years. It is a dream come true! I’ve…

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