Hey guys welcome back, first of all want to apologies for not posting the last couple of weeks, been super busy behind the scenes. I am back now and this week there will be two posts to compensate you!

Olà Malta bem vindos, primeiro queria pedir desculpa de não ter postado nas ultima semanas, tenho andado ocupada atras disto. Mas voltei e esta semana saira dois posts para Vos compensar!

Who has been to London or lives in London, and gone on the River Themes cruise?I have been twice now, once many years ago with friends and this time with family. Both times went to the same place but i just love it.

Quem ja esteve em Londres ou vive ca, ja foi ao cruseiro do Rio Themes? EU ja fui duas veses, a primera vez a muito anos atras com amigos e agora desta vez com a familia. Ambas as veses fui para o mesmo sitio e adorei.

So we decided that for the long weekend we would do something different, i booked the cruise tickets which really was not expensive for the type of cruise we got, i was expecting those little boats that hardly has any coverage and you feel the water splattering at you. We paid £14 each to go from Westminster Pier to Greenwich, we sat inside where there was long tables, bathrooms, a bar and was so warm thank god. Then if you wanted you could go to the upper deck of the cruise where obviously the view is much better, they had sitting area too and a little cover in case it rained which thank god it did not! The journey to Greenwich took bout 1h, the tour guide tells you what monuments you are passing and their history, (not that we paid any attention to it).

A familia entao decidio que no fim de semana Longo iamos fazer algo diferente, entao marquei os bilhetes que sincerament nao foi caro para o tipo de barco que nos calhou, EU estava a espera de estar nos barcos pequenos que nao tem muita cobertura e sentes a agua e ficas toda molhada. Pagamos £14 por cada pessoa de Westminster Pier ate Greenwich, ficamos na part de baixo do barco onde havia muita mesas, casa de banho e um bar e estava Tao quentinho la dentro gracas a deus. Em cima entao ers tudo aberto e a vista Linda… mas estava frio entao nao fiquei la muito tempo. O cruseiro afe Greenwich demora uma hora, e temos um guia que nos vais dizendo onde passamos, que historias is predios e barcos tem (nao que a gente tivesse tomado attencao).

Inside the cruise

Me and the niece

Picnic time

Mummy and daughter

when we got to Greenwich, we walked around to find a place to have a picnic (even dough the weather was not a picnic one, but mum wanted to have one), we walked around a big park and found a little corner where the wind was calmer, we took out the food and dived in to it!

Quando chegamos a Greenwich, caminhos a procura de um sitio para fazermos o picnic (embora on tempo nao fosse bom para isso, mas a Mae Mae queria entao a gente fez ne), entao encontramos um parque e num cantinho onde nao batia o evento, a gente atracou-se a comida!

My brother in law loves history and all the old buildings, so as excepted he had googled important stuff to see, we walked up to the Meridian Line, which at the time i had no clue what he was on about and we all looked so confused, it was a long climb to get to the so called LINE, half way up i was out of breath (how unfit am i ), but the view….was amazing! You could see so much from up there, the green, the buildings, the fresh air! I am a fresh air nature person, so views, parks and water is where i love to be!

O meu Cunhado ama historia entao ele ja sabia os sitios onde queria ir, ja tinha visto no Google e la fomos nos atras dele, a subida para chegar ao Meridian Line era Tao grande que EU chegei a meio Caminho tive de parar que eatava sem folgo e nem sequer sabiamos porque estavamos a subir aquilo todos estavamos confusos atras dele. Bem a vista la de cima era Linda, maravilhosa adoro tudo que tem haver com natureza, Campo, agua. E la que me encontram!

We walked around the Meridian line, there is a section that you can actually stand on the line but we had to pay for that,(we cheap so no-one wanted to go in). The day started to get cooler so we made the way back to the pier to catch the cruise back to Westminster, (the ticket was return too), seemed to take less time going back, i do not really know if it was because they wanted to get back faster as the trip was coming to an end or if it was because the river was rising, we could see the water was higher on the outside of the cruise. Anyhow we got back to Westminster and made our way back home. Was a great day out, i really do recommend it as a family trip but if possible maybe best in the summer so you can see the view from the upper deck and not freeze your butt off!

Caminhamos por la, e ah uma seccao que podes meter os pes na linha Meridian mas era preciso pagar, entao como somos forretas niguem quis la ir. Para o fim o dia comecou a refecer entao comecamos a caminhada de volta ao barco que nos leva-va de volta a Westminster, o bilhetes ja incluia voltar para traz. Parece que demoramos menos tempo de volta a Londres do que quando fomos, nao sei se era porque queriam chegar mais rapido para poderem ainda levar mais gente ou se era por o nivel do Rio estava a subir e a agua ja molhava o barco todo. Chegams Rapids como Disse, e de la a casa e um saltinho. FOI um dia muito bem passada wm familia adorei! Se ainda n fizeran entao e um trip que EU rexomendo, mas se possivel facam na altura do verao vai saber ainda melhor xok o solzingo e poder ir na part dr cima do barco sem ficar com o cu congelado!

That was my day trip,hope you enjoyed this post and i will see you on my next post. Thank you for all the support and being here to read and give me the feedback.

E pronto este e o post de hoje um piuck de mim e do meus dias com a familia, espero que Denham gostsdo. Mais uma vez obrigada por todo o apoio que me Dao. Ate o proximo

Ana xx

See you soon.

Ana xx

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Chapter ONE

Hey guys welcome back to Cabana’s World, i promised i would post chapters of my “BOOK” on here for you guys to read and give me your feedback! I have finished some of Chapter one so here is a section of the first Chapter…. More will follow if you guys show interest! Really would appreciate your feedback and comments means a lot to me.

 

With no me delay here it goes!

                                                                    Chapter ONE

 

 

You are not who you think you are! These words kept playing over and over in my head. What did he mean? Who is this man?

My mind got pulled away from that thought when I hear Samantha’s voice in the background, “Girl what is going on? I’ve been talking to a wall for the last 10 minuets” her blue eyes staring at me waiting for an explanation,

It’s nothing really” I take a sip of my coffee and here it goes “On the way here I got stopped by a man who told me I am not who I think I am! Just thinking what the hell he meant!”

Samantha gives out a high pitched laughter calling for unwanted attention from others in the cafe “Are you serious Rachael? A stranger?” she leans in closer to me from across the table and laughs “A complete stranger and by the sounds of it a complete psycho!”

I feel like a complete idiot! She was right, how could a stranger know anything about me? I could not help and look around the cafe to see if I spotted him. The cafe was a cosy old fashioned place with photos of London in the olden days hung up on their tiled walls; I and Sam have been coming here since we were at school.

“Have you spoken to your mum?” Sam’s voice grabs my attention once again,

“Not yet” I look down to my cup “I need to speak to her I know, just have to find the right time and right words”.

“Girl this opportunity will not be here for ever, you really need to hurry the hell up!” grabbing her bag and jacket, she blows me a kiss “Text you later chick” shouts out as she walks out of the cafe. I know she is right I really do need to sort my life out! Taking my pone out of my bag, I send my mother a text:

                        Mum, need to speak to you,

                        Meet you at the factory in two hours?

                                    Love you, Rachael xx

I press send with this anxious feeling that this conversation is not going to end well!

 

The factory is located in a busy industrial estate, been coming here since I can remember. My mothers’ office is on the 3rd floor, and then the production of all the clothes is on the 1st and 2nd floor.

As the lift doors opened, I took a deep breath and made my way to the office…

“Get this sorted will not repeat myself, I want this out of my way!” she swings her chair facing me “Have to go now” cutting off the call, she stands up to greet me. “What is it darling?” she sits down on the coach and signals for me to sit too.

My hands were sweaty and my throat was dry, my anxiety was hitting me and I did not know how to start this conversation;

“Well, you going to tell me what is happening, or did you come here just to sit in the office?” mum and her dry jokes bless her, she knew I hated the factory so no way would I have come here to relax

“No mum obviously not!” I sit back and fiddle with my butterfly scarf she had offered me on our last vacation together “I really need to speak to you about something which is very important to me, you remember a few weeks ago I told you there was a vacancy for a Law firm down town?” she stood up and held her hand up to tell me to stop talking,

“NO,NO AND NO Rachael! I have told you, your future is here at the factory with me!” she walks around to her desk and sits on her chair “I have worked my butt off to get to where I am, to give you the best future possible, have a life I never had, years I struggled to make this work, and now you tell me you do not want it!?” her eyes a watery and I can tell she is furious and hurt at the same time, her childhood was tough, worked from a very young age.

“I understand that mum, I am proud of you and grateful for all you have done for me, but I have my own dreams too” I did not want to hurt her and I know she did her best for us!

“I really do not understand Rachael why you hate the factory so much?” her voice is soft making me feel like a ungrateful person, some people would love to have the life I have right now.

“I do not hate it mum, just not my dream to be in the fashion industry, I want to be able to help people, defend people and advice them, I don’t understand anything about fashion.” I just wanted her to understand my point of view, she never listens to what I want.

“OK, Rachael why do you not come two times a week to start off and start learning? I will show you around and get you involved.” Sounded so excited with the idea that I could not say no, I nodded and got up to leave but mum walked up to me and gave me a hug. “See you at home darling, love you”. Back to step one… still not solved the issue!

 

So here it is… so far what do you think?

Want to thank you guys for all the support throughout my blogging journey, you guys are great!!

See you on my next post!

Ana xx

ULEZ.. WHAT IS THIS??

Hey guys welcome back to another post! Today’s is a little more “political”. If you live in London you have heard of the famous ULEZ I have had enough of it and it has not even started! What is ULEZ you ask? well if you live in London and you have a car but you have not heard of it…then god be with you. Let me try and explain what it is in case some of you have not read about it.

Ola Maltinha, bem vindos a mais um post! Hoje e um pouco mais “politico”. Se moram em Londres ja ouviram falar do famoso ULEZ eu ja estou farta e ainda nem chegou! O que e o ULEZ perguntam voces? Bem…se moras em Londres, tens um carro mas ainda nao ouvis-te falar disto… entao deus te ajude! Vou tentar explicar incaso que alguns de voces ainda nao tenho percebido.

ULEZ stands for Ultra -low Emission Zone, so at the moment in central London, you drive in to that zone you have to pay a fee, it is running 24/7 Monday to Sunday 24h. Why? According to our Government it will help cut down pollution and help protect our environment. They had this a few years ago where any petrol run cars would pay a fee also to enter central London, that DID NOT cut down pollution or congestion! Why they think this will…is out of my knowledge.

ULEZ em ingles chama-se Ultra -low Emission Zone (Zona de emissao ultra baixa), neste momento todo o centro de Londres ja tem este esquema, se conduzires no centro de Segunda a Sexta 24h por dia, ja pagas. Porque? De acordo com o governo vai ajudar a reduzir a poluicao e protejer o nosso meio ambiente. Eles ja tiverem uma idea similante a alguns anos atras onde todos os carros a Gasolina pagariam uma taxa para circular no centro, isso NAO fez com que a poluicao ou o trafego fosse menos! Porque e que eles pensam que este vai foncionar nao faco a minima idea!

Starting from April 2021 this area will be extended from NORTH CIRCULAR in towards London, so not only will you pay entering central London but, if the car is anywhere between the North circular towards London, can be just parked up, not used daily, but you in that area, you PAY £12 daily! (NOW THE PRICE IS WHAT I HAVE HEARD NOT 100% SURE THIS IS THE FEE) but the point is.. YOU PAY!!

ulez pic

Taken from google

 

Em April 2021 esta area vai ser estendida apartir da NORTE CIRCULAR para dentro de Londres, entao nao so vais pagar se entrars nesta zona mas… basta teres o teu carro estancionado na zona (se moras na zona e so usas o carro no fim de semana) pagas automaticament £12 por dia! (Bem o preco e que ouvi por ai nao sei bem se e mesmo as doze). MAS O QUE AQUI INTRESSA E QUE PAGAMOS!!

HOW CAN YOU AVOID THIS FEE YOU ASK? WELL… by spending more money on changing your car! FABULOUS RIGHT? Unless your car passes the tests, if it is a petrol car (so going back to what was banned years ago), EURO 6 engine cars if your a Diesel or no older than 2015.  Does this make sense to you? NOOOOO

COMO PODEM EVITAR ESTAS TAXAS PERGUNTAM VOCES? ENTAO….gastando dinheiro para comprar um carito novo! FABULOSO CERTO?? A nao ser que o teu carro passe nas qualificacoes deles e e, seja a Gasolina maximo de 2006 para cima (os tais carros que a anos empidiram de andar no centro), motor EURO 6 se for carro a diesel e que nao seje menos do que ano 2015. Isto faz sentido?  NAOOOO

Now i am trying to find a dealer that will take my currant car as part-exchange, looking for a Ford, Hyundai or a Nissan. I would love to go for an Audi but lets say its a little out of my pocket.

Agora ando a procura de um sitio que aceite o meu carro em troca de peca, queria um Ford, Hyundai ou um Nissan. O que eu adorava mesmo era um Audi mas digamos que o meu bulso esta um pouco vazio para isso!

I done this post because to be honest i do not understand the point of this new scheme, maybe if you understand better then please do explain to me, right know i just see it as a way of the government making money out of us and a reason for us to be spending unnecessary money (my KIA is still a great car, has hardly any millage, never given me any problems besides the turbo at the beginning, and i love my little car!).

Eu decidi fazer este artigo porque sincerament eu nao percebo para que meter este esquema, talvez se algum de voces que moram ca em Londres perceberem melhor por favor diga-me, porque neste momento e vejo isto como uma forma de nos sacarem mais dinheiro (o meu Kia ainda esta um carro optimo , nao tem muitas milhas, nunca me deu problemas a nao ser o turbo no principio mas eu AMO o meu carrito!)

Hope this helps you guys understand. I will try keep you updated with my car search and when i can buy my new car. Until then hope you enjoy my posts, and that you can continue to support me like you have until now. See you on my next post!

Espero que tenha ajudado a perceber melhor isto. Vou tentar vos manter actualizados com o processo do meu carro. Ate la espero que tenham gostado deste artigo, e que posso continuar a contar com o vosso apoio. Ate o meu proximo post malta!!!

 

Ana xx

 

The day i call Cabana Day!

Hello guys, welcome back to another post here at Cabanas World. Today i will be sharing with you, what i do on Cabanas Day, which normally falls on a Sunday! What is Cabana’s day you ask…. it’s a day i have where i  pumper myself! The day i use to look after my skin and feel relaxed and happy.

Like i have mentioned i normally do this on a Sunday, where i have more time to do it all with out having to rush. Whats the point of doing this if you are stressed and rushing right?

Face/Body scrub:

I have been doing this for the past 2 months, so not that long but i have found that my face is much more smoother, less breakouts and looks healthier. The scrub i am using is one i got from Amazon and the affiliate link will be left below. GRAPEFRUIT EXFOLIATING SCRUB, APRIL’S    https://amzn.to/2HuZd8l

Face Mask:

Face masks help the skin to heal and get a deeper clean, so i use mine after exfoliating. Use Ethiopian Honey mask from Body Shop. Love the smell and how my skin feels smooth and fresh after every use. The directions of use is 2-3 times a week, but i only use it once a week.

Foot-Spa:

Well, we all know how i do not like feet, mine or any feet in general, but on Sunday’s i try to treat mine to well deserved foot-spa! They say our feet are the part of our body that suffer more on a daily basis, so we should give them some TLC.

That is my Cabana’s day done! Love my Sunday’s where i relax and unwind.

Hope you enjoyed my post and see you on my next one. Thank you for all your support!

Ana xx