and then suddenly, it’s all over.

It came, it went.

Our second Natal em Cabril was quite loverly (we celebrate Dec 24). Finding our turkey ‘undressed’ first thing in the morning was a bit of a surprise but five hours later all was well. Papersurfer Jr. educated his elders in the languages of ‘rip stick’ and ‘tech dech’ as our cepo de Natal kept us warm and cozy. We ate, we drank and then we ate some more.

The feast is over and the house is still. Schnitzel snores quietly in the corner while the kettle boils in anticipation of a relaxing cup of tea. The warm winds blow, the frost melts and tranquility settles over Cabril.

But no tranquility for me! I’m bursting with excitement — presents have been wrapped, cards have been sent, late orders have been tracked, decorations have been found and people have been fed. Everyone is happy.

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geada de natal ~ christmas frost

But now it’s Tango time! I can’t wait to play with my new toy! Santa was very good this year (more photos from natal em cabril 2010 here) …

Boas Festas to you all, enjoy the holidays and this glorious time of play. May your dreams be merry and bright.


PPS: Obrigada to Penfold, KPXdaisyfae, Esta, DaddyP, emma, JohnC, and slbma for their comments on Living the Draem.

PPS: 2011 coming soon.
bring. it.on.

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8 Responses to “and then suddenly, it’s all over.”

  1. Stinkypaw says:

    Merry (belated) Christmas to you as well! Beautiful pict., how I wish we only had frost like that… Is that pooch Schnitzel? Too cute! Enjoy the Season!

  2. I’m worried about your lemon tree in all that frost ….. you’d better knit a blanket ….

    • Tango says:

      sorry, did you say something?

  3. KPX says:

    That all sounds very lovely, but Schnitzel, snoring? What a calumny!

  4. Dolce says:

    Eeep. That chilly? I’m off to Lisbon in two weeks – any recommendations on things to see?

    • Tango says:

      Eeep, yes! My love affair with Lisbon has been brief so no real recommendations other than to bring good walking shoes! I loved just walking and discovering new streets, new cafés, new shops. You could easily spend a week just exploring the Bairro Alto! 🙂