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".

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Cyber Cat

My cat likes to interact with the adults world ... Sometimes she likes to chat a bit with her friends, so everytime that she thinks that I am not around she jumps to the laptop and decides do socialize with others around the world ... A cat's world? ... My cat's world indeed :)

Sunday, July 24, 2011


I went to Alentejo - south Portugal -  and decided to visit some peculiar stones left here by our ancestors ... it's called cromelech  and is the most important megalithic site in Portugal, consisted by 96 standing stones arranged in an oval. It is said that it was used for sacred rituals. I find this things trully amazing ...
There are so many beauties out there, spread over, among us, and it seems that sometimes people don't care for its existence. 

Monday, July 4, 2011


I'm so sorry about my absence ... my internet was not working for a while. I had problems uploading pictures, I really hope that everything is settled now ...

I decided to spent a few days in Alentejo. It's kind of a small paradise, but among trees, animals, no noise from the city, no horns from the cars, no traffic lights, no ... just something to fill in ... Some pure air to breath, great food from the region, marvellous weather at the swimming pool ... That's how I spent a great weekend:)

I chose this picture, because it really moved me ... I'm not a frog fan ... but this one was so tinny, that I felt the urge to take a picture and post it. I was seated in this chair, but then I realized that I was not alone, and when I looked down, I found that this cute animal was sharing the same spot. I moved out, of course, the chair was taken, and the frog arrived there first ... so I just let it rest ...

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Arrival Home

To be able to have a wooden roof supported by weak colourful walls that feed me in the inertia. Surrounded by a perpetual garden, one where the dream does not remain in vain. To feel the breeze, and the air that fills in my lungs where I am able to feel safe. Walk along the pathway, enjoying the brief moments along the way, to sustain a breath or two just to contemplate the surroundings. Reaching for the moment, to embrace the feelings kept for someone special. Open a window, close a door, climb the staircase that takes me in the return to my comfort, light the fireplace and wait in the beginning of the twilight your arrival at home...

By: PopCloud

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Can you tell me a story?

Can you tell me a story? – He asked. How could I refuse to a child looking at me with those bright eyes. Well, I begun, When I was travelling along the country I used to climb the highest mountains trying to find out what was in the other side. One day, I was surprised by a beautiful woman that came across me and started asking me questions. What kind of questions? Questions about human nature, and dreams that fade away before someone has the strength to catch them and live them as their own. But this woman, I continued, She was different from the others that I’m used to see, therefore I kept on talking to her even though I was curious enough to start making my own questions as well, but she was so avid in her speech that it stopped me from inquiring her. She was pale, but in the softest kind, her hair was long and the wind was spreading her enormous curls between the trees that I couldn’t see where it ended. Was she a fairy? I guess she was. Her long transparent dress was covering the entire floor full of old leaves in such a crystal way that I thought it was a shining lake. I talked to her for a while. She put her arms around me and embraced me so hard that I felt like I was going to suffocate with such energy, but I felt safe, and I let her arms around my shoulders. The path where she had come through became soft and warm. I closed my eyes and rested for a while. When I woke up she was no longer there. Then I realized that she had never been there. I was the mysterious lady. I had that power inside me. So I continued my journey, and from that day on, I never stopped chasing my dreams. Even thought they seem awkwardly impossible to some people’s eyes …

By: PopCloud

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Vintage Store

My favourite vintage store in town :)

It feels great to walk around the store and recognize most of the things that were a part of our childhood. This is my favourite one in Lisbon. It's not only the marvelous concoction of products spread along the tables and cupboads, the beauty of the colours mingled along the way, but also the encouraging smell that we can feel into the air as soon as we walk through the entrance.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Black Hearts

A bracelet for a friend...

She loves hearts, so I created this bracelet especially for her. She chose the beads, and I decided to put some hearts around her wrist :)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Red and Blue

A friend of mine asked me to do a necklace to her mother's birthday.
I decided to go for something simple and yet creative. She wanted red and blue material to go on with her mother's new dress. The butterfly shape seemed a good decision once she loves butterflies, and the transparent beads make the necklace a little bit shinning.

Her mother liked it a lot, and asked me to do a pair of earings and other necklace with new colours. I will post it when it's done ;)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Something to snack?

Is there something more rewarding than creating your own meals?

This it's all about leftovers :) My favourite :) You will need white fish (any kind), stir the fish with olive oil, 1 tomatoe, 1 ognion. After being cooked you can join 3 boiled potatoes (I didn't have them, so I joined some bread). Mix everything and add some flour and form a shape. I decided to form some balls because it's easier ;) 1 egg and some oats are the final touch. Fry them in a pan so they can get crispy. It's not that healthy but it tastes better :)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Weekend with friends

I spent last weekend with some friends in a very cozy hotel in Oporto.

The weather didn't help because it was raining, and north Portugal it's not known by it's "warm" weather ... Even still we had lots of fun, and we decided to forget the clouds and the lack of sun:)

The most important thing was that we were together - women only! :))

I traveled by car with a friend (from Lisbon) to meet a friend of ours that was spending a few days up north. We decided to join her because she lives in Budapest, so every time that she's able to be in the country me and my friend always try to join her, no matter where she is ...

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Do you knit?

I do. It's to compensate the sad cold days that pop up through my window.

So, knitting is one of my hobbies. And it's refreshing too. At least I spend the gray hours doing something creative, so I don't feel so useless staying at home.
I sell most of my handmade works, but this one it's a gift.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

José and Pilar

Once I am portuguese I might say that I had been touched by this movie ... It's not because the only portuguese that was a Nobel prize, but also because of the human being that Saramago was. If you didn't see it, and if you don't know much about his life, this is a documentary that I trully recomend.

Saturday, January 1, 2011


Being bored of the convencional, I have decided to change my bedroom a little bit, therefore the transformations begun with the bedside table. I have a "normal" one, but once I have 2 bedrooms, I have decided to let the other one be in the guest bedroom. So, I have made up this new concept of bedside tables :) I love the zebra boxes, and the red one was a birthday present, and once I love pretty boxes I decided to keep this one, just because ...

Tuna Pate


I have embraced 2011 with tuna pate :)