“In dreams we enter a world that’s entire our own.Let them swim in the deepest ocean or glide over the highest cloud.” – Albus Dumbledore (in Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling)


“We’ve all got both light and dark inside of us. What matters is the part we choose to act on, that’s who we really are.” – Sirius Black ((in Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling)


“We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already.” – J.K.Rowling

*These photos were taken in a local summer fair dedicated to a special Portuguese bread called Broa de Avintes*



Jubilant cherry


Cherry season is here! Just look at this jubilant gorgeous cherry!                                     “Strawberries, cherries and an angel’s kiss in spring
My summer wine is really made from all these things(…)”  ♪                                                                                                               Nancy Sinatra – Summer Wine 





The Guest House, by Rumi

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.

Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

(The Essential Rumi, version by Coleman Barks)



Autumn-ness or busy-ness?


Autumn is almost here. I love this season so much. Nevertheless, there’s one thing I know for sure: these next three months will invite us to get really busy. That is why when I am feeling this busy-ness I always try to stop for a minute. Reading these comic strips is one of the favourite bits of my life! I love to be inspired by this pet wisdom!


The MUTTS comic strip was created by the talented Patrick McDonnell in 1994. This is a delicious heartwarming visual pleasure for cat lovers or dog lovers! Have you ever read one of his comic strips or books? What is your favourite inspiring bit when you’re feeling too busy? I’d love to know!