The reasons to my absence…

…are plenty, but let´s begin with the beginning.

Christmas, as I know it, needs cold weather, family, fireplace and hot chocolate – that´s something we couldn´t get here in Buenos Aires (Christmas with warm weather? It must be fun, but…) so we flew to Portugal to spend some time there with family and friends.

But Christmas wasn´t the only reason to fly home (or, shall I say, “one of our homes”).

This was the reason:

My Prince and I got married in the end of 2008, right between Christmas and New Year´s Eve. It was a very intimate and beautiful ceremony and I´m thankful to have been given a chance to celebrate it just the way we wanted.

And because I probably have the bestest friends in the whole world, my “bachelorette party” was filled with laughter, fun, dance, good food, good company and mostly love. Love from those that could be there and love from those that couldn´t make it, because my dear godmothers organized the even-better-than-best present ever:

If you´re wondering what this is, it´s a chinese mailbox filled with messages sent by friends all over the world.

(Guys, if you´re reading this, let me tell you that I had tears in my eyes while reading some of your letters and laughed out loud while reading others. Thank you, thank you so much.)

The letters were so touching: there were photographs, there were real letters, there were to-do lists… All the messages were so “on equity” (Paulo would love to hear me using this expression!) with the people who wrote them. They were great and I could hear and feel you right beside me.

Well, last but not least, the broader family was increased with a new member as my second niece was born in Lisbon, on January 11th. She is doing fine and giving her parents and sister better nights already.

So, as you can see, there were lots of reasons to be away from the computer. I´m now back to Buenos Aires, away from my auntie-duties (and missing them), ready to resume my blogging action as usual. 2009 looks as it will be a great year, despite of all the negative crisis-talks.

Life is good.


Para ler em português, aqui.


  1. Chickengirl says:

    oh my oh my…I love the mailbox filled with heartfelt letters. Congratulations 🙂

  2. Billy says:

    Gracias! Thank you for your nice comments. The mailbox is indeed a beautiful present. It´s a treasure, actually. I´m so happy to have received it!

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