Troubled thoughts

Stan and Mathilde keep asking me why they can’t be with the Portuguese family. This Covid thing is taking too long, they say. Lisboa, Tomar, London, Verona… so close and yet… so far! What’s the point of having two weeks of vacations if we can’t join the ones we love the most, they shoot. SharpLire la suite « Troubled thoughts »


I knew the bad news was lurking, but I decided to go straight ahead.I avoided the sharp corners.Firmly. Without any notice, the pebble turned into a boulder.And I can no longer kick it and move on.Sooner or later I have to face reality.I have my fingers crossed.Always.Until then, let’s party! Filipa Moreira da Cruz PhotosLire la suite « Ostacles »

Father and son

Dear son, This song is for you, my reason of beamingThis colourful painting is for you, my reason of livingThis poem is for you, my reason of beingThis letter is for you, my reason of smilingThis landscape is for you, my reason of believingThis mystic fog is for you, my reason of doubtingThis home isLire la suite « Father and son »

Dolce farniente

Here we go!A whole week ahead of us.We will certainly make the best out of it. Just before August ends and on time for « la rentrée ». The four of us together for seven full days.Away from home.Take care!Be safe!Be happy!See you (very) soon! Filipa Moreira da Cruz Photos : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Life is a firework!

We were the four of us huddled together on the tiny balcony looking for the moon. But the fate decided otherwise. We had fireworks instead! We were so lucky! They came out of nowhere. So close and yet far enough. The children were thrilled. My daughter started clapping her hands enthusiastically while my son keptLire la suite « Life is a firework! »

Blue thoughts

Is it the end of the world as we used to know it?Are we all going crazy?Am I feeling too blue?Or being pessimistic?What are we waiting for?To cherish the ones we love?To take care of Mother Earth?Who are we to blame but ourselves?Until the sky is blue and the sea is aliveThere’s hope. Filipa MoreiraLire la suite « Blue thoughts »

Love and hope!

Dear friends, Tomorrow I’m going to Portugal for a couple of days. It will be short, but intense. Saint-Malo – Rennes – Paris – Lisbon The journey will be long, but definitely worth it. I’ve been counting the days.Unfortunately, I couldn’t be with my mother, as she is at the hospital again, but she’s alwaysLire la suite « Love and hope! »

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