1 Second Everyday – Janeiro 2017

Janeiro foi simples, com poucos filmes. Esteve quase sempre sol e frio, o meu tempo preferido. Fui muitas vezes a Lisboa por causa de aulas, o que significa muitas viagens e alguns bitoques. Tive bastantes atividades nos escuteiros, e estive também doente. No trabalho, despedimo-nos de uma colega exemplar. Isto significou muitos momentos de despedida, que é como quem diz, muita comida. Venha 2017.


January was simple, with not so many videos. The weather was almost always sunny and cold, my favourite. I went a lot of times to Lisbon because of classes, which means a lot of journeys and some bitoques (portuguese name for a good steak, fried egg and french fries). I’ve had quite a few activities with my scouts, and I’ve also been sick – like most population. At work, we said goodbye to a great colleague. This meant a lot of goodbye moments, aka, a lot of food. Come on 2017.

The Windmills Of Your Mind

Round,
Like a circle in a spiral
Like a wheel within a wheel
Never ending or beginning
On an ever-spinning reel
Like a snowball down a mountain
Or a carnival balloon
Like a carousel that’s turning
Running rings around the moon
Like a clock whose hands are sweeping
Past the minutes of its face
And the world is like an apple
Whirling silently in space
Like the circles that you find
In the windmills of your mind
Like a tunnel that you follow
To a tunnel of its own
Down a hollow to a cavern
Where the sun has never shone
Like a door that keeps revolving
In a half-forgotten dream
Like the ripples from a pebble
Someone tosses in a stream
Like a clock whose hands are sweeping
Past the minutes of its face
And the world is like an apple
Whirling silently in space
Like the circles that you find
In the windmills of your mind
Keys that jingle in your pocket
Words that jangle in your head
Why did summer go so quickly?
Was it something that you said?
Lovers walk along a shore
And leave their footprints in the sand
Is the sound of distant drumming
Just the fingers of your hand?
Pictures hanging in a hallway
And the fragment of a song
Half-remembered names and faces
But to whom do they belong?
When you knew that it was over
You were suddenly aware
That the autumn leaves were turning
To the color of his hair?
Like a circle in a spiral
Like a wheel within a wheel
Never ending or beginning
On an ever-spinning reel
As the images unwind
Like the circles that you find
In the windmills of your mind

1 Second Everyday – Novembro 2016

Para começar novembro, tiramos dois dias de férias e fomos de carro sem destino marcado, para um sítio que nos é muito querido e nos trata sempre bem: España! Pelo meio desta viagem, vimos sol, vimos neve, bebemos muita cerveja e comemos muitas tapas e pinchos. Vimos cidades que não conhecíamos – eu fiquei mais velha em Oviedo – e vimos o mar na sempre escarpada e bela Galiza. Muito importante também, voltei a comer churros com chocolate ao pequeno almoço, e isso deixa-me a salivar só de pensar. (Para não me esquecer, a rota foi: Braga – Ourense – Lugo – Ribadeo – Oviedo – Gijón – Léon – Astorga – Puebla de Sanabria – Braga).

Depois foram almoços e jantares com amigos e cadelas, a minha paixão Carolina, começar a levar comida para o trabalho, e passar muitos serões em casa, e outros ao frio a ajudar no presépio. As danças, os miúdos, a chuva, alguma bricolage, muito Shameless, o costume. O que é bom.


To start november, we took a couple of days off and went driving with no destination, to a place very special and dear to us: España! In the middle of the journey, we saw the sun, saw snow, drank a lot of beer and ate a lot of tapas and pinchos. We saw cities we dind’t know – I got older in Oviedo – and saw the sea in the sheer and bautiful Galiza. Also very important, I ate churros con chocolate for breakfast, and still I salivate only of thinking about it. (So that I don’t forget, the route was: Braga – Ourense – Lugo – Ribadeo – Oviedo – Gijón – Léon – Astorga – Puebla de Sanabria – Braga).

After there were lunches and dinners with friends and their dogs, my love Carolina, starting taking food to work, a lot of nights at home, others in the cold helping with the nativity scene. Dances, the kids, the rain, some bricolage, a lot of Shameless, the usual. Which is nice.

1 Second Everyday – Outubro 2016

Outubro foi soalheiro e simpático. Fizemos dois bailes na rua e num deles repesquei a Kika e a Patrícia para um serão divertido de conversa. O L. fez muitos crepes e eu filmei-me mais vezes do que o normal. A Joui veio de fugida a Portugal. Participei como oradora num encontro das Geek Girls Portugal em Braga. Tivemos o Retrokitchen só para nós com o George Michael. Houve escuteiros como habitual, e manhãs bem madrugadoras. Depois de muito trabalho, alinhei numa folga do L. e fomos a Lisboa. Visitamos o Aquário Vasco da Gama e tirámos muitas fotografias. Já no final do mês, fomos à praia e tivemos de vir embora porque estava muito calor (!!).

Acho que me esqueci de um pequeno detalhe: No mês passado voltei a conduzir. Foi uma pequena vitória para mim, que tremia só de pensar em conduzir desde que o meu carro foi roubado há três anos atrás…


October was sunny and nice. We’ve made two folk balls on the street and in one of them I reconnected with Kika and Patrícia for a funny night of chat. L. made a lot of crepes and I’ve filmed myself more than usual. Joui came for a really quick visit. I’ve participated as a speaker in a Geek Girls Portugal meeting held in Braga. We’ve had Retrokitchen only to ourselves and the gentle voice and sax of George Michael. There were scouts as ususal, and really early mornings. After a lot of work, I went along one of L.’s day off and we went to Lisbon. We visited the Vasco da Gama Aquarium and took a lot of pictures. Already at the end of the month, we went to the beach and had to return because it was too hot (!!).

I think I forgot to mention a little something: Last month I came back to driving again. It was a little victory for me, i shaked only of thinking about driving ever since my car was stolen three years ago…