Kings and queens :: Reis e rainhas

Good news! After three years and a half, I have completed the chess set (yes, that is how long it took). The kings and the queens have finally made their appearance to command their armies into mighty battles, and they promise lots of joyous games during afternoon breaks and at the end of the day.…

Fields by the sea :: Os campos junto ao mar

Summer is a peculiar season in Scotland. The warm weather comes in an erratic manner, and even on apparently sunny days it is wise to bring the raincoat with you. Yet, sunny and warm days do come and they bring unexpected opportunities to go out exploring wonderful landscapes. On one of these sunny Sundays we…

A floral promenade :: Um passeio floral

The Lade Braes Walk in St. Andrews is a quiet and sometimes magical path that crosses the town. Instead of the busy roads, you find yourself a midst scenic views, melodic birds and scented flowers. In July the Lade Braes Walk has gained a new array of colours to which I could not resist. I…

Learning photography :: Aprender fotografia

I have always enjoyed photography: being able to capture a moment and in some sort of way, travel back in time to places I enjoyed and with people I love. Or simply to meander into the unknown through other people’s perspectives. The past weekend I joined a workshop to learn how to be able to…

Medieval Creatures :: Criaturas Medievais

Gargoyles were designed as a means to prevent rainwater from destroying masonry during the medieval ages. They also represent the craftsmanship of medieval masons who worked on each creature as an individual piece of art, to represent beasts, animals or grotesque figures. Some gargoyles were meant to be a representation of evil and scare worshipers,…