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one second everyday — october 2020

october was a really full month, work-wise: after months of preparations we launched the world postcard day, aaaaaand a few days later opened the new postcrossing forum as well. it’s been a bit non-stop, and i could really use a break.

apart from that, there was lots of zooming, we got to see our new baby “nephew”, played a new star wars themed game, and did some painting in the house to try to remedy the landlord’s inertia. we walked a little bit everyday, tried to enjoy the last warm days. we also went north for a few days to stock pantries, take the family to the doctor and check on everyone from afar. so far, they’re all healthy — we’re keeping our fingers crossed it stays that way!

one second everyday — september 2020

ah, my poor abandoned blog… where were we?

september was all #worldpostcardday and the new postcrossing forum all the time… though, as usual, the seconds i film tend not to focus much on that. i actually forgot to film stuff on so many days, sucked too deep into work to remember other things. :( sigh. we really need a break.

still, the seconds don’t lie — we did do other things too! friends and dogs staying over, science walkabouts, beach walks, a few nights playing wingspan, birdwatching…

an intense but good month overall.

one second everyday — august 2020

august was probably the happiest month of the year so far.

life regained some semblance of normality, with a couple of our friends coming over to stay with us for some weeks, along with their dogs. i’d forgotten how nice it is to have guests roommates! we had long walks with them, went to the beach and birdwatched a few times, attended a couple of socially-distanced outdoor concerts (with assigned seats and masks), practiced how to solve a rubik’s cube, did picnics with more friends, and learnt more about the environment in our town through the summer activities that the local science center organizes.

i’m ok with this new normal, a careful arrangement of masks, distances and social circles that feels safeish. bring it on, september!

one second everyday — july 2020

july was perfectly summery and nice. we spent 2 weeks of it up in braga, in my old university apartment. it felt strange to be back and i still don’t quite love the city… but some things have changed, and seeing it now as an adult also feels different. definitely an interesting experience!

this month we had lots of catching up with friends and family outside, lots of walks (trying to get some more movement in my sedentary life), tomatoes and chameleons, postcrossing’s 15th anniversary (!!!!), my brother’s new puppy…

one second everyday – june 2020

june! nothing terribly exciting happened, and yet it was a brilliant month nonetheless. i guess my brain has recalibrated its expectations for the year, and they are pretty low at this point… but this is probably why i’ll remember this month with such fondness. every day was sunny and had one thing or another that made us smile.

the pandemic gardening started to bear some fruits, and we i can now eat tomatoes, physalis and passionfruit to my heart’s content, and there are also 2 butternut squashes that are coming along nicely! i cut my hair and died it red. kept on studying chinese. mail services everywhere are struggling, and yet, postcrossing hit 57 million postcards. i turned 38 and ate a huge bola de berlim. we tried out kayaking in the lagoon after 5 years of living here, and it was fun! and on the deconfinement department, we had one game night with friends, and some socially distanced knitting.

pretty good, in my book. july, bring it on!