How to pop a cloud

"Popping the Clouds" is a blog created to dream. Imagine a world where dreams could come true, and clouds could be popped like balloons. Tell a story, write a poem, share a recipe, talk about your ideas. Mention your latest book, a song, a sentence, a dream... Feel free to fly and reach the "popping clouds".

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Sleep tight

There are moments that have to be kept forever. This is one of them. Just resting...

Friday, December 13, 2013

Mistic villa

And so life gathers its magic and combines a mist of beauty and history. The paths are crumbled with faith and honor. The strings of melancholy keep on echoing through the air. Moorish girls are seen around the fountains. Knights are struck by civilization. The eras passed and the villa is still unique. Flourished by its own scent, filled with love and spiced by hatred stories. At night the echoes of doomed souls surround the narrow streets. Young girls still perish at someone’s arms, and flowers still resemble their faces. Life remains … 

This is a small villa called Sintra in the surroundings of Lisbon. 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Iris's thoughts

Despite the black cloud that keeps on interfering in my life, I keep on struggling on a daily basis. This is just a path that one has to go through, but I can see the light at the end of the road. Days had gone by while I was supposed to be somewhere else at this time, so the doctors have said, but I'd rather keep on living and enjoy the beautiful life that I have in its fullness! I'm not a quitter, and I will just enjoy the love of those who surround me and help me with my inner strength. Believe ...

Sunday, November 17, 2013


And with the fall comes along the seeds.
I've decided to save some cherry seeds, and after a proper cleaning they are ready to be used as an handcraft work. In the small jar just a few pumpkin seeds that will be used in my vegan dishes.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Dark days

Iris is sick ...
Cancer they say. I believe that's what I heard, because honestly I didn't hear much ... The vet was trying to explain the entire process, but my body was the only thing present because my mind was somewhere else. Most likely travelling to the past and trying to gather the most important moments of my life with her ... The most important being of my life, really ... The one that stuck together with me along my ups and downs. She was the only one going through my different apartments, different jobs, different friends, a divorce, different boyfriends, moving to another city and then again to another country and returning to start all over again. She was always there. She still is. And I know that she will always be. But despite all of this, she's still sick ... My best friend is sick and she's not even aware of it ...

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Perfect juice


1 medium cucumber
1 medium carrot
1 apple
10 mint leaves
1 kale leaf
1/2 cup raisins
1 piece of ginger

How to prepare:

Add the cucumber in a blender, which will give the required amount of water, and fibers.
Then add the carrot, because it is rich in fiber, has beta carotene, helps protect our skin, helping to prevent various types of cancer including skin cancer.
Then add the apple as it will not only gives a nice flavour, as it is also rich in antioxidants with lots fiber too.
To further enrich the juice with magnesium and calcium, important for our body to function well, we will add the mint.
Add the kale leaf which is also rich in magnesium and fiber, and to give a sweet taste to the juice add the raisins that are rich in fiber and magnesium.
At the end add a very special ingredient: ginger. It is known to be an antioxidant which helps speed up your metabolism helping you to lose weight, ideal for those who will practice exercises.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Iris inside the box

This is not a good picture, I am aware of that. I do need to buy a new camera though ... But meanwhile this is the best that my camera could do, while Iris was helping me out making this puzzle.

She likes to be cooperative ;)

And we did manage to finish the puzzle!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Do not disturb

What a life ... ;)

Irís is my cat. She loves to wander around the house, but there are some days that she feels so tired that she really needs to take a nap from time to time. Here's a snapshot taken while she was having some inner thoughts ... She needed to think about life, and didn't want to be disturbed, so I didn't.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Christmas Strawberries

So, you may start wondering ... Now that Christmas is arriving what should I do to enjoy the season?