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Ok, gardening. In the long list of things that I have no idea about, gardening is one of them. And here in the UK is a very appreciated thing. Houses have a garden, and even if you live in a flat, in a big city like London, you may know someone with¬†access to an allotment.¬†It’s also the case that I’m not very fan of plants, at least taking care of them. I remember once someone¬†at my office told me to take care of a tomato plant during her holidays. The tomato survived, but I can say now that it wasn’t because of my efforts. I just completely forgot about it! That tomato plant was a really strong one I think. So maybe its a combination of both things, the attention given to gardening here, and my total lack of interest on it, what makes me, still today, find all this gardening stuff a bit funny. I enjoy visiting them though,¬†as some pictures in this blog can show. I took the ones in this post quite a while ago, in the garden of my previous place. And¬†I don’t miss that¬†garden… At all.

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Two pictures with birds on them from my Lisbon trip, a few weeks ago.¬†Going to the beach in December is great but it wasn’t my intention to have a swim, so I just enjoyed playing in the sand with my daughter and stalking seagulls, like the ones shown in the first picture. This was taken in one of the small beaches in Cascais. Speaking of birds, that peacock from the second picture was even more elusive than this one. So there he is, standing between the rows of plants in that garden, keeping an eye on me. All the time… The garden, with a small zoo, ¬†surrounds the Condes de Castro Guimar√£es museum.