Exchange Programme Sacred Heart school• Rome

In the last week of May I went to Rome as part of my Exchange Programme between my Sacred Heart school in London and the Sacred Heart school in Rome. The school is called Istituto Sacro Cuore della Trinità dei Monti and is in the top of Scalinata di Spagna (the Spanish steps) in Piazza…

Portugal – Easter at home

Hi guys!I am sorry but I haven’t written in a while and I have some posts in delay.  Desta vez decidi escrever em português porque o que vos vou contar é sobre Portugal e achei melhor falar na minha língua! (If you didn’t understand what I just said you won’t understand everything in this post…

Family in London

Last weekend all my family came from Portugal to visit me and London! This Christmas my uncle told us that the Christmas presents to all the family (including my grandparents, my aunts, my uncles, my cousins, my parents and my brothers…literally everyone) would be a trip to London! In the beginning we couldn’t believe it…

Oxford 

Last weekend, Eleonora went back to Rome. This time with her here was great because I could show her London and also the UK. On the weekend before, we had already seen the most important things in London so we decided to explore another city. We chose to go to Cambridge because I was there…

Visiting London with Eleonora 

I am taking part in an Exchange Programme between Sacred Heart Schools around the world. This weekend my exchange student called Eleonora came from Rome to spend two weeks with me. She is going to live with us and go with me to school. I am really excited about this experience! I started to show…

Welcome 2017

Hi! Welcome to 2017! (Yes, I can’t believe this is my first post in 2017…) I am so sorry I haven’t written for a long time. But I did not forget my blog and during this time I was always thinking about what I could tell you. So that now I can tell you the more…

the DESIGN MUSEUM 

On the 24th of November the new Design Museum opened in Kensington High Street and it was free just during the first weekend. So I went there on Friday 25th and I loved it! The building is really interesting and the exhibition named ||Design|Maker|User|| was very good. It presents design as a dialogue between these…

Christmas time in London

Last Saturday, my aunt, my cousin and I went to Marylebone to see the Christmas lights. It is official: the Christmas time have arrived to London! We went to Oxford Street and it was really amazing! The street was full of people, some of them were tourists and others were londoners doing their shopping. Maybe…

Trick or Treat

On the 31st October it was Halloween! It was my first time in a real Halloween evening! My cousins and I walked around some streets near home and it is fantastic how people decorate their houses for Halloween and the quantity of people dressed up!🕷🕸🎃 My cousin Rafael was Donald Trump, a real nightmare, Lucas…

Wonderful autumn in London’s parks

Today, my godmother and I went on a Sunday bike ride around Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens! It was extraordinary! The London’s parks are full of colour and sometimes we need to stop our life and just look at nature! Everything is just amazing! If you can, I highly suggest you to come to London…

My 18th Birthday 

Last Friday, 21st October, it was my 18th birthday! It was the first time I celebrated my birthday away from home but it was an amazing day! As every Friday, I had to go to school, but this time when I arrived my friends surprised me with two big balloons with #1 and #8! 🎈🎈…

More about me and this blog…

I am Catarina, a 17-year-old Portuguese girl (turning 18) and in August 2016 I moved to London! I am having so much fun that I decided to start this blog and share with you my experiences, my travels, thoughts, questions and discoveries in this awesome city!