Hey guys it´s be a while, since i last checked in. Life has been a roller coster since i moved to Portugal, being used to a new place, new people and leaving people i have known for years behind was very tough.

So lets start from the begining, i moved to Portugal in October last year 2019. My parents retired and moved so i decided to move with them and try living in my home town. Was hard leaving London and all my friends even today i find it hard at times, miss them and wish i could still some how be involved in all that they do.

Spent about 4 months at home looking for work, was driving me insane, never spent so much time at home without earning, my anxiety which i thought had subsided, started reapering. Not havning friends and being able to go out and have a laugh made it worse.

I had 2 friends from childhood that lived here in Portugal and it was them that helped me, the took me out when they could and spent time together. One of the outtings i met who is now my boyfriend. My friend took me for a drink to his step-dads cafe, where they all normally meet and hang out, we spoke and had drinks and soon after getting home he had added me on facebook and we strated chatting. Skipping the whole “how it happened” stage 2 months down the line we started dating.

Slowly i started to feel that i actually could fit in, could live here and start fresh. I found a job in February 20202, and having money again made things a lot easier. My best friend came and visited me so that also eased my anxiety.

Things slowly strated to fall in place, then my sister moved to Portugal too in May 2020, we opened our own little cafe and we are now making business, which lets say is not easy with this COVID-19, the laws the implemented makes making money harder than usual.

This is a quick little recap of what has happened and why i have been absent from here. Now that all is in place and i have organised myself better, i have time to work on my blog again. I enjoy writting and i actually really missed being on here.

If you follow me on instagram i am going to put up some polls and see what you guys would like for me to write. What content you would like to see on my blog.

As always i want to thank each one of you for supporting e and keeping this blog running, i have noticed that it is still getting quite a few views even though i have not been on here for months! This really means a lot to me. Thank you guys from the bottom of my heart!

have a great rest of the week!

See you soon!

Chapter Two – Part 2

Hey guys it’s been a while… i will upload another post soon to explain what has happened since i decided to move abroad. You can check out the post on https://cabanas.world/2019/10/02/time-for-a-change-in-life/

On this post i’m going to upload the second part to my Chapter Two…. 🙂

Hope you enjoy reading and please leave me your feed back….

Here is the link to the Part one of Chapter TWO….https://cabanas.world/2019/08/26/chapter-two/


I am ok, thank you. Just an unexpected fall. Oh Jesus Racheal seriously? An unexpected fall?? No do not say!  I am here for the interview… My name is Racheal.

With that smile on his face again, he leans over his table towards me, Yes I know who you are, I understand this was not the type of interview beginning we was expecting, but if you are ready then the job is yours! Can you start today?

What did he say? Today?? My mind freezes again. His smile, blue eyes, fresh shaven face… this is going to be so difficult for me to concentrate around this man.

SO are you ready? He moves back into his chair

You have not interviewed me yet, how did I get the job?

He gets up and leans against his desk facing me and starts to laugh, and oh lord even his laugh is sexy.

I have a feeling you are the right person, something makes me believe we can make a great team. There is a knock at the door, and the brunette lady that led me to Lucas walks in with a glass of water.

Well that sure took long to come… the lady looks down to the floor and hands me the glass… as they say better later than never and he signals for her to leave.

You did not have to speak to her like that, I am sure she was busy doing something else. I regret opening my mouth as soon as these words come out of it.

This just proves my point; you start work NOW! I will get one of the girls to show you your office. He walks to his desk again and picks up the phone, but then he looks at me and put the phone down.

Considering I am the boss, I think it is best I show you around myself. He has that smile again, that leaves me stiff and unable to think. This man knows his sexy and he uses it at his benefit.

Thank you Lucas, I stand up ready to follow him.

Walking through the building all I can smell is his perfume, all I can concentrate on is his movements, feel like this man has hypnotized me.

So here is your office his voice breaks in to my trail of dreams; you can do whatever you like to it, decorate it, change it, make it feel like home. He leans against the door and signals me to walk past into the office.

Thank you Lucas, this is such a nice office.

Only the best for my new helper… smiles and gives me a wink. Sure he can tell I find him hot as hell.

Anything else you need to show me or are we done? I watch how he slowly moves his way towards me, and I hold my breath like my life depended on it.

Well there are other things I could show you, but now is not the time. He winks at me again and walks towards the door so in that case I well send over your first case, in the meantime just settle in. He walks off out of my sight.

PHEW! What on earth is happening with me? Come on put yourself together Racheal, I am a professional and … Crap! Sam!!! I take my phone and dial her number…

Sam! I am so sorry, he wanted me to start work now… I GOT THE JOB!

That is great Girl! I am so happy for you; I knew you would smash it! Tell me all about it!? How is this Lucas guy? Sam was so excited to find out all the gossip from this meeting and encounter.

SAM! I fall back in to my chair he is so god dam hot, strong, and has this look that just makes me freeze, like all goes blank and I cannot concentrate on anything else…

Racheal!! Focus! Ok maybe it was too much for you in one day, you need to concentrate on this and do your job to the best you can, show him what you are worth.  She is right, I need to stop this inappropriate behaviour and get the job done. Have you told him you need two days away from office? 

Oh crap, I completely forgot about that! Thank you for reminding me I will speak to him before the end of the day. I needed two days to go and work at mums Factory, that the only way she will accept I work here too.

You need to calm down, focus on what is important, do not let this man’s sexy looks or what you call it take over you! Sam knows mw far too well.

I am not! I mean he is hot and I do not know why I feel this way, such a strange feeling Sam, you will understand when you meet him. We say goodbye and I take a deep breath until I am interrupted by his voice.

Is that what you think of me? He stood in the door way with a big grin, I felt that freezing sensation coming on again and I had to stop it.

First of all, has no one ever told you how rude it is to listen to other people’s conversations? I look at him and he is look right back at me

And second? He asks with a banter as he walks towards my desk

Secondly Lucas I was most definitely NOT talking about you!  I can feel my face blush as he approaches. 

Of course not Racheal, certainly not… he drops a file on my desk and turns away. Need this file finished by the end of the week. Once again his out of my office and out of my sight.

It is almost Five O’clock and most of the people in the office have gone, I finish what I am doing and start packing up when my desk phone rings…

Hello? Was not expecting anyone to be ringing my work phone…

Hello Racheal, it is your handsome, athletic man here… I stay silent, what am I supposed to answer to that?  Just wanted to say you can go home, the day is finished and you can carry on tomorrow. Man even on the phone his voice is super hot.

Yes thank you, I will be on my way then. See you tomorrow morning Luca.

See you tomorrow Racheal, have a great evening.

Thank you, you too.  I hung up as quickly as I could, gathered my stuff and walked to the lift as fast as my short legs allowed me to. Reached the ground floor and made a semi- sprint to the exit, finally deep breaths I am out of the building and away from Lucas!


Hey Guys, as promised though my social media, the recipe from my last week dinner is now available here..:)

INGREDIENTS : Depending on how many people you cooking for i used these for 4 people.

2 Garlic Cloves

1 Bunch Coriander

2 packs of minced beef

1 coffee spoon of tomato puree

150g Balsamic Rice

1 small glass of Red Whine

1 pack of Cheddar cheese


Peel and grate the garlic and roughly chop the coriander (stalks and all)

Heat a splash of oil in a saucepan over a medium heat, when hot add the minced beef and cook until brown roughly 5/6 min. As the beef is cooking slowly break it up. Add in the Garlic and keep steering. Season it with pepper and salt.

Turn the heat to low and add in the Rice, tomato puree, red whine and some water. Bring it to a boil and then cover the saucepan with a lid. Leave to cook for 15 min then remove from the heat with the lid still on while its on the side the rice will continue to cook on its own.

Pre-heat the grill to high temperature. Once the rice is cooked, season to a taste that suits you, stir in 1/2 of the coriander, sprinkle in the cheese and pop it in the grill until the cheese is bubbling and is golden (about 2 mins would do).

Voila la… now tuck in to this amazing Mexican dish! ENJOY!

Fast Forward 3 months

Hey Guys … still remember me? 🙂 I have been absent from here for a while.. getting used to a new country and life is not easy!

Oi malta… ainda se lembram de mim? 🙂 Sei que tenho andado ausente nos ultimos meses… habituar-me a um pais novo e uma nova vida nem sempre e facil!

2020?? What is happening? maybe we can restart this year? All was going well until 2 weeks ago! Let me update you on how things are here in Portugal with this Coronavirus.

2020?? Que se esta a passar?? Podiamos talvez recomecar o ano? Tudo estava bem ate duas semana a traz,,,, vamos ver como estam as coisas aqui em Portugal agora com este Coronavirus.

Up to last week it was all going normal, with obviously some warnings and cautions, but in genera we was all getting on with our life’s, until Thursday when the Government put us in LOCKDOWN! It’s not a full lockdown like they did in Italy, but it does mean all shops and non-essential places are closed until further notice. In a small city like mine we noticed the affects straightaway. No one was on the streets unless they are still going to work (like myself), i call it ghost town right now.. you see NOBODY!

Ate a semana passada tudo estava normal, claro ja com alguns cuidados e avisos, mas em geral todos andavamos nas nossas vidinhas como sempre. Quinta-feira o governo decidiu (e muito bem) fechar tudo e meter-nos em quarantena! Nao e tao severo como na Italia, pois ainda podemos sair para irmos trabalhar (que e o meu caso), os bens essenciais continuam a foncionar. Numa cidade pequena como a minha, logo no dia a seguir ja se notou a diferenca, eu passei a chamar a minha cidade de cidade fantasma, pois nao se ve NINGUEM!

Its all a little scary, this virus came from nowhere and in no time spread throughout the whole world! Thousands of people are dying and its obviously very scary for people who already have health issues and who are elderly, The hospitals are starting to get full and there is no sign of when this virus will be stopped. I just wanted to leave something here, for those who believe and have faith in Jesus, those who have read the bible…. these things are mentioned in there. This was all said many many years ago. I believe god will heal us and god will be by our side, we have faith, we pray to him in this difficult times.

E tudo muito assustador, um virus que veio sabes la de onde (sim da china mas como??) e em tao pouco tempo apodorou-se do mundo! Milhares de pessoas morrem, e realment e muito assustador para pessoas que ja sofrem de algum problema de saude, dos mais velhinhos, Os hospitais estam a ficar cheios e nao ah nem uma minima idea quando este virus vai acabar. So quero deixar aqui uma coisa que tenho pensado muito… para quem le a biblia, para quem acredita em Jeova e nas escrituras, esta la escrito que isto tudo ia acontecer… ja foi dito a muitos anos atraz. Eu acredito em deus sim.. e so nos resta ter fe e orar para que jeova nos salve e olhe por nos nesta altura dificil que o mundo enteiro esta a infrentar.

To end this post guys, just want to ask you ALL, stay safe, Stay home, Listen to the authorities and do as you are told. Save your life and 100 more! Lets all unite against this Epedemic, against this Virus and we shall win this!! STAY SAFE GUYS! LOVE YOU ALL

Para acabar, quero-vos pedir que se portegam, fiquem em casa, ouicam as autoridades e facam o que vos pedem. Salvem a vossa vida e as de outras 100! Juntos consegumis vencer este virus e esta epedemia, PORTEGAM-SE PORFAVOR!!!!

Ana xx