Food & Drinks · London · Traditions

Long Live to Arinca!

Comer algo que se desconhece leva-nos sempre a querer saber mais sobre “a coisa”. Com o estranho nome de Haddock fish por todo o lado, decidi que era altura de saber o que afinal tinha comprado para comer. E graças à maravilha da Web, do Google e da Wikipédia, descobri muita coisa. Como por exemplo,… Continue reading Long Live to Arinca!

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Learning How to Share a Flat – All Together Now!

Dear all, I’m sorry for being absent for such a long time. Last days have been really busy which is good. After Easter the City got back to it’s usual “fast pace” and it has been difficult to seat for a while and share more things with you. But the next days will be better.… Continue reading Learning How to Share a Flat – All Together Now!

Holiday · London · Traditions

The Easter Bunny

Rabbits, due to their fecund nature, have always been a symbol of fertility.The Easter bunny (rabbit) however may actually be an Easter hare. The hare was allegedly a companion of the ancient Moon goddess and of Eostre. Strangely the bunny as an Easter symbol seems to have it’s origins in Germany, where it was first… Continue reading The Easter Bunny

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Easter Eggs

Easter eggs are a very old tradition going to a time before Christianity. Eggs after all are a symbol of spring and new life. Exchanging and eating Easter eggs is a popular custom in many countries. In the UK before they were replaced by chocolate Easter eggs real eggs were used, in most cases, chicken… Continue reading Easter Eggs

Lisboa · London · Traditions

Lisboa Pastry

Hoje descobri um cantinho de Portugal, um pouco mais à frente da esquina da Camden High Street e a Plender Street: a Pastelaria Lisboa. Depois de um cafézinho matinal no Costa Cafe – um ritual de luxo só em dias especiais como o de hoje – passeei pela Camden High Street que vai dar ao… Continue reading Lisboa Pastry

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Good Friday

On the Friday before Easter, Christians commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. It is a day of mourning in church and special Good Friday services are held where Christians meditate on Jesus’s suffering and death on the cross, and what this means for their faith. Calling it ‘Good Friday’ may seem a bit bizarre, but… Continue reading Good Friday

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Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday is the Thursday before Easter. Christians remember it as the day of the Last Supper, when Jesus washed the feet of his disciples and established the ceremony known as the Eucharist. The word Maundy” comes from the French word, “Mande,” meaning “command” or “mandate” and is taken from the command given by Christ… Continue reading Maundy Thursday