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!!

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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

 

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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

Sky Garden Evening Out

Hey guys welcome back to Cabanas World. If you follow me on social media, i mentioned me and a few friends went to visit Sky Garden, we were all pretty excited as we had all seen amazing pictures and reviews of that place. Well we took ages to plan this because we did not want any of the girls to miss it, finally the day arrives! The weather was horrible to start with, raining buckets, wind that could actually make us fly and cold like we had gone back to December time, (this was in March).

We get to Sky Garden at 7.30pm, time we had booked the tickets for. Excitement was high at this stage, could not wait to get in that elevator and reach the top! Well…… the top…… not what i was expecting for sure!

Reality

The area was quite dull, very dim lights, the “Garden area was dark, literally did not see a single thing. The window views was OKISH, maybe because it was raining and very miserable weather it did not help, but i was not happy to be honest. The excitement had all dissipated from the moment we saw the lighting. I mean its a GARDEN right? why could they not make it brighter where that section is, if people are going to the evening slots, clearly the visibility will be limited due to the darkness, having a few lights in that area would have made such a difference.

Expectations

The service at the bar, also needs some TLC. They only had a very small selection of things, by small i mean a choice between 5 or 6 drinks… not drinks that we would normally drink either, drinks i had never even heard off.. me or my friends. Maybe we not posh enough for it. Over all i was unhappy with this experience and was so sad that i did not get to see anything, what should have taken us 1h to do the tour, took us 30minuets. I was glad i did not have to pay for the tour, which is a good thing we do not pay to visit the Garden.

This is just for me to express how saddened i was of this evening tour. We are however planning a summer trip here again, this time a bit earlier and if we are lucky enough hoping to see the sunset from up there. I would love to see that, be such a great view.

Has any of you been to Sky Garden? what was your experience?

Want to make a note that is just my review, my opinion and MY experience, so do not want people thinking i am criticizing or trying to give them a bad name… this is totally just for my readers and my own experience. I believe it is good to see each others reviews, what others think, their experience as we learn from one another, i believe with this post others will realize in winter to go to the evening tour may not be what they want.

This is it for today guys! Thank you again for all your support, see you on my next post.

Ana xx

Hey guys welcome back to another post. Its said today is International Woman’s Day, but let me tell you something… It’s woman’s day everyday! No i am not being snooty, i just don’t see why there has to be a special day where woman are treated well, with respect, given gifts, taken out for meals… why can this not be done all year round?
Ola maltinha bem vindos de volta para outro post. Como se tem dito hoje e O Dia Da Mulher, mas vou dizer uma coisa… E Dia Da Mulher todos os dias! Não, não tou a ser esnobe, simplesment não entendo porque e que ah um dia especial para as mulheres, onde somos tratadas com respeito, carinho, onde nós e dado prendas, jantares .. porque e que estas coisas não são feitas o ano todo??

Woman are beautiful all year round, strong all year round, important all year round not just today! I don’t just refer to woman, i can say the same for men… men are important all year round!
As mulheres são lindas o ano inteiro, fortes o ano inteiro, importantes o ano inteiro não só HOJE! Eu não quero so me referir as mulheres, mas os homens tambem são isto tudo o ano inteiro!

The point of this post is not to celebrate so called International Woman’s Day, but to let all the ladies out there that we are all important 365 days of the year, beautiful and strong 365 days of the year, do NOT allow anyone to tell you otherwise. We all deserve to be respected, cared for and loved 365 days of the year!
O ponto deste post não e para celebrar O Dia Da Mulher, mas sim para dizer a todas as mulheres que somos importantes 365 dias por ano, lindas e fortes 365 dias por ano, NÃO deixem que alguem vos diga o contrário! Merecemos ser amadas, respeitadas e cuidadas 365 dias por ano!

Tell the woman in your life how important they are to you, how much you love them and care for them, buy them gifts and take them out for meals not just on special occasions but any day of the year, we don’t need a special occasion to be taken out and appreciated.
Devemos sempre dizer as mulheres nas nossas vidas o quanto elas são importantes para nos, jantar, comprar prendas e mostrar carinho não so nestes dias especiais, pois não queremos so ser lembradas nestes dias mas sim o ano inteiro!

Saying this i do wish all of your great powerful ladies an amazing weekend and that you believe in your self AT ALL TIMES!!
Para acabar gostava de desejar a todas as mulheres lindas e poderosas um óptimo fim de semana e para acreditarem em voces mesmas SEMPRE!!

See you on my next post guys! Thank you for all your support.

Ana xx