Christmas wrapping

Good morning guys, and Happy Christmas Eve!  Bom dia a todos e boa Véspera de Natal! I’ll be spending today shopping for food, enjoying the sunshine and seaside air, making all kinds of Christmas treats and enjoying Christmas Eve dinner, a highlight of the holidays in Portugal. Hoje vou passar o dia a comprar comida, a aproveitar o sol e o ar do mar, a fazer doces de Natal e a gozar o bacalhau da Véspera de Natal. Throughout this week, I spent some time decorating the house with my parents and wrapping presents for the whole family.  Ao longo…

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Hygge your life

Over the past few months the Danish concept of Hygge (pronounced ‘hoo-ga’) has been popping up a lot, both online and in bookshops (I can think of three different recently published books on this subject). Nos últimos meses o conceito dinamarquês de Hygge (que se diz ‘hu-ga’) têm surgido muito, tanto online como em livrarias (lembro-me de pelo menos três livros recentemente publicados sobre este assunto). Since I’ve been loving all things Danish, especially after visiting and falling in love with Copenhagen in August, I was very intrigued. To understand it better, I bought ‘The Little Book of Hygge’ by…

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