Monday, January 23, 2017


Hello everyone!  Many changes here. My daughter got married. I miss her and I had to deal with it. I have helping her and now things are organised.
We are on the summer and it's very hot, heavy rain, floods on the streets and  scary lightings. It's dangerous to be outside under the storm times.  The firemen warn people to go to a safe place.
I'm making cakes for selling and learning this new world for me. I love making cakes! I also love making pasta and bread!
I started crocheting after 30 years! So,I put some pictures of my crochet.
So many changes here.
Time for learning!
Wish you a Happy New Year!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Streets in Santos

I had a great time when I gave snakes and ladders to my student.  I always reach the ladder and the student the mouth of the snake .  I'm trying to give a detective game,but I've changed my plans many times. The objective is to talk.
I also stated making cakes for selling. 🍰 But there are a litvof things To Learn yet!
I finished a wool shoe to a baby too. I live to knit for gifts.

Wishing you a lovely week!

My daughter took the pictures below. It is in Santos.

 The pictures below were from the Internet.  Streets in Santos.

Sunday, October 02, 2016


I'm late to post because of hard times. I strained my feet three weeks ago and I had so much pain that I couldn't walk. But I would like to show the cake I made for my daughter in August. It was a nut cake. Im suspect to say but everybody loved it.
Today I've made a Brazilian cake called 《 Nega Maluca. I'm not sure whether I posted the recipe or not. Well,today I've changed a bit the recipe and I don't know if it will be good. 
 I also stopped my wool blanket for my daughter. I've started sewing the squares tough. 
Yesterday I watched the film Mr. Holmes. I have been expecting to watch it for months. I love it. The actors are great and Ian McKellen  is wonderful! So,what kind of  films do you like? I like comedies, romance and sci-fiction. We enjoy watching 《Murdoch Mysteries  》and it is great! It was on a time whixh there was no mobiles, computers,laptopso or modern appliances.  So why do we like it?  How about you?
We are in spring in Brazil but it is still too cold.

I love puns and I think this one is very funny! There are ones that I don't understand.
Wishing you a lovely week.

Nega Maluca Cake

Below: Lagoa da saudade in Nova Cintra Hill.

                     ::::It's too cold mum!

                                        I can only put these shoes.

                   View from Nova Contra Hill.
                      :::::A special gift!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016


I have many hobbies. My favourite hobbies are watching  films and series. Nowadays  I enjoy watching Murdoch Mysteries and Walking Dead.
Well, I  have to wait the next season until October. I also
 love to collect some things since I was a child.

The first ones are stamps from around the world. It is amazing to see old stamps from the 1960's and stamps from Brazil,Japan, the USA, Egypt, Germany, England and so forth. I had forgotten that  I have stamps from the Olympic Games of 1992 and other one 2004. I love to see stamps of birds, flowers, historical facts,famous, places, etc.

The second are shells, but only when  there is no animal inside. There was a funny fact that happened many years ago. I took a shell on the sand. When my hubby and I  were almost onto the sideways, I felt something "poking" my finger. I saw the black claw of the little resident. So,we came back to the sea and put the shell in the sea.

The third hobby is to collect mugs.  I have many mugs that I got as presents and some in bought from many sizes. I like the small Santander Claus mug that I put on the table on Christmas Holidays.

Undoubtedly my favourite hobby is to collect stamps. Many of them I got from friends who got letters and knew I collect  them. So, as I love writing letter since I was a child, when got letters at home I always wanted the stamps. My family us from Portugal and I have many stpsychology from there.

So, I would like to know what is your hobby. It is great to share our likes.

Wishing you a lovely week! 

Sandra xoxo

Monday, July 18, 2016

Finishing Old Projects

Hello everyone and visitors!   I have been knitting lately. I Finally I finished a beret for my daughter and a hat for a friend. The weather is peefect for knitting because it's too cold for us.
I decided to finish all the hibernating works. I had the courage to start steaming the squares I started last year. The biggest problem is that i don't know how to match the colours. I have the same problem with the ribbons. So, if you can help me with this issue, please feel free to give ideas about it.
Wishing a great week to everybody!

This is the first beret I have done. It wasn't easy to knit it, but I finished after do and undo.

This is a gift for a friend.

 My bed is this way, full of squares and no idea how to finish my small blanket.

Santos, my home town. 

Popcorn Seller

The sky is dark

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

My birthday

We are on the second day of winter and it's very cold here in Santos. The temperature is about 11°C in the afternoons.

Today is my birthday since I'm turning 58 andI say I'm 13 years old, which is the sum of 5 plus 8. When I was a child, I thought I shouldn't go to school because it was a holiday.  It is strange and funny. Today I have classes and I'm going to be with my family at night. I will make a Brazilian cake called "Nega Maluca" or "Crazy Black Woman" after the class.

Wishing you a nice week. I hope the referendum will bring you all the best for everyone.