En tête à tête


I gave you wings
But it was you who made me fly
I gave you space
But it was you who set me free
I gave you my support
But it was you who brushed me up when I most needed it
I give you several reasons to be happy
But it is who puts a smile on my face
I give you strength
But it is you pushes me further
I give you love
But it is you who changes my world
I keep listening to my dreams
But it is you who makes impossible things happen.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

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Colour your life!

Photo : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Put some colours in your life
Make it sharp and bright!
A gorgeous yellow sky
Don’t be shy!
A cheerful blue sunrise
It’s time to be unwise!
Orange grass everywhere
We’ll get there!
A green deep sea
Just wait and see!
A red mystic hill
Just make it real!
And a violet sunset

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Portugal…here we go!

Don’t we all need love?
The answer is easy.

George Ezra (Pretty Shining People)
Photo: Filipa Moreira da Cruz

I have just bought the flight for Summer vacation. Me and the children will be staying in Portugal three whole weeks. Just because family comes first. Lisboa, Tomar, Faro, Tavira. I am sure we will share tears and good laughter. Two special birthdays will be celebrated; my brother and nephew have the same name (Diogo) and were both born in July.

I’m listening to George Ezra and I just feel like crying, laughing and dancing in the middle at the kitchen. I am happy and sad at the same time. Mãe won’t be there and we will miss her…so much! Saudades will never go away. Nevertheless, avó is always in our hearts.

Usually, I only have two weeks during Summer, but this year there will be three in a row! We only live once and time flies, so let’s enjoy every second. I’ll be counting down the days until the 4th of July. Meanwhile… carpe diem!

Filipa Moreira d Cruz

A garden by the sea

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.

Victor Hugo

Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.

Helen Keller

Photos : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Fast and furious


Hot wheels. Engines on fire. Fast dreams. Hearts bumping.
Lotus, Ferrari, Toyota, Porsche. I’ve tried them all. As a copilot, of course! And I admit I’m a lousy one. Who cares?
I’ve never been very found of cars. They are just meant to take us from A to B, afterall. Little did I know I was about to have the time of my life. Who could have thought?
Suddenly, all my fears were washed away. The faster we went, the lighter I felt. That precious hour looked like one minute to me. Needless to say, I wanted more! I must thank my company’s CEO for his great idea. And I’ll also ask him when will we go for another ride.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Photos : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

La bella Venezia

Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go.

Truman Capote

A realist, in Venice, would become a romantic by mere faithfulness to what he saw before him.

Arthur Symons

Venice, its temples and palaces did seem like fabrics of enchantment piled to heaven.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Photos : Paul Laurent Bressin

Love yourself

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance!

Oscar Wilde
Photo: Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.

Oscar Wilde


Photo : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

This is it
It’s (not) a piece of cake!
Mother, father, daughter and son
Everlasting love.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Street art


The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.

William Morris

Art is all in the details.

Christian Marclay
Photo : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Details create the big picture.

Sanford I. Weill

Photos : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

A hint of Ireland


Am I stil in Brittany?
As I go down the street
It looks like Ireland to me
Good old memories
Dancing in my mind
Green valleys
Sheperd hills
Stone houses
With colourful eyes
Mystic fog and humid air
Redhead children playing outside
And sunny days sometimes
The pub around the corner
Is missing from the pictures
Was I dreaming?
Oh, so it is France indeed
I hoped it was Ireland instead
I shall drink a bitter cider
Wishing it was a Guinness pint.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Photos : Filipa Moreira da Cruz