Alive and kicking!

Hi, I'm still here. Been absent for a while, busy with work.
Nothing much going on, except the possibility of spending 11 months in São Paulo.
Can't say I'm happy about it...


Long weekend in the mountains

Last Friday we celebrated our Independence Day. It was a long weekend, and we decided to take a small trip to Penedo, a small city near Rio, in the mountains, known as the Brazilian Finland.

We went with my brother Mauro and his girlfriend (my friend) Cris. The place we stayed in was their suggestion, once they had been there before, at the beginning of this year. It was a really nice place, very quiet, good food... And we were very lucky with the weather. During the three days we had sunny and warm days; at night the temperature dropped a little bit, but it was ok. We had so much fun... This was the first time we traveled with my brother, but for sure it won't be the only one.

The hotel accepted small dogs but Marcos did not want to take Ping, that's why she's at my dad's place. But he promised me that the next time we'll take her. There was a couple there with a yorkshire, so cute, she would be a perfect friend for Ping...

At the end of the holiday we had eaten a lot, drank a lot and rested a lot. It was a nice holiday!


The garden is even more beautiful

One of the things my mom liked the most was to take care of her garden. She spent hours watering it, planting new flowers and I think that the roses were her favorite ones.

I thought that maybe after she's gone, my dad would not be able to take proper care of it, not like my mom did, but I was completely wrong. He says that her garden will always be taken care of, even more, and today when I went there to leave Ping with him for two weeks, I couldn't agree more.

The pictures confirm what I'm saying. I think that this is the only part of the house where I still feel confortable, maybe because it's the only place that is quite the same as before...