Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Happy Holidays

Hello everyone!

Just hope you’re all enjoying the holidays with the special people in your life. Let the spirit of love gently fill our hearts and homes. In this loveliest of seasons may you find many reasons for happiness :)



Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Green Day

Green Day - The Forgotten

It's been a long time since a post in the blog. Today I bring you a new song from one of my favourite bands ever: Green Day. This songs has the name "The Forgotten" and is the main song from the soundtrack of the movie "The twilight saga: Breaking Dawn part 2". It also appears in the beginning of an episode of CSI.


Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Beading 3

More beading works that I made a few day ago :)

 







Saturday, 24 November 2012

Dexter

Dexter

Dexter is an American television drama series that debuted on Showtime on October 1, 2006. The series centers on Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall), a blood spatter pattern analyst for the fictional Miami Metro Police Department (based on the real life Miami-Dade Police Department) who moonlights as a serial killer. Set in Miami, the show's first season was largely based on the novel Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay, the first of his Dexter series novels. Subsequent seasons have evolved independently of Lindsay's works. It was adapted for television by screenwriter James Manos, Jr., who wrote the first episode.

This is one of my favoutite series and I'm seing now season 7!



I also love this theme song:

  


Thursday, 15 November 2012

Saturday, 10 November 2012

The King's Buccaneer


The King's Buccaneer (Krondor's Sons, #2)


The King's Buccaneer (Krondor's Sons #2) 

by

Long recovered from the ravages of the Riftwar, the land and people of the kingdom of the Isles thrive. Nicholas, the youngest son of Prince Arutha, is intelligent and gifted but vastly inexperienced. In hopes of hardening him, his father sends him and his irreverent squire, Harry, to live at Rustic Castle Crydee to learn of life beyond the halls of privilege. But within weeks of Nicholas and Harry's arrival, Crydee is viciously attacked by unknown assailants, resulting in murder, massive destruction, and the abduction of two young noblewomen. The raiders have come from a pirate haven and are no ordinary foe ... but an enemy connected to dark magical forces that threaten the lands Nicholas will someday rule -- if he survives."

First I must say that I loved the first book of this saga. I'll buy this book tomorrow and I confess that I have great expectations about it. I really like this author, so I think I won't be desapointed.

Saturday, 3 November 2012

20 Must-See Places Before The World Ends

20 Must-See Places Before The World Ends

Today I was searching something on the internet and I found this interesting article that shows some places that I really like to visit someday.

"It's 2012. And it seems like something much, much worse than what the Mayans predicted is coming—and much sooner than you'd think. These are the twenty places you definitely want to see before it's all over.

1. The Amazon
The Amazon
Regardless of which country you go to to see it--Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname, or French Guiana--considering it's the largest rainforest in the world and houses millions of unique creatures rarely found anywhere else, it's worth seeing for thousands of reasons.
Via: cifor
2. Antelope Canyon
Antelope Canyon
You might think the Grand Canyon is the only canyon you need to see in the US, but really, consider Antelope Canyon, which is conveniently also located in Arizona. Antelope Canyon was created through rivers and streams eroding the sandstone, and it makes for a wholly awesome experience where you can just saunter through miles of them.
3. Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Located in the middle of the Australian Outback, you probably recognize this one from The Adventurers Down Under. In real life, though, it's even more amazing. However, you'll find that flying on an eagle's back makes it much easier to access, as it's actually more than 280 miles outside of any significant town (Alice Springs).
4. Bora Bora
Bora Bora
Located in French Polynesia in the South Pacific, Bora Bora is well-known as one of the most beautiful islands in the world. With crystal clear waters and awesome accommodations, there's no way to avoid this one.

5. Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls, between Zambia and Zimbabwe, is (debatably) the largest waterfall in the world, with a width of 5604ft (1708m) and a height of 354ft (108m), and a much better choice than Niagara Falls.
6. Norwegian Fjords
Norwegian Fjords
Norway has one of the longest coastlines in the world, but almost certainly the most interesting. Its eastern coast is riddled with hundreds of jagged inlets, jutting right into the inland of the country.
 
7. Santorini
Santorini
Santorini is an island off the coast of Greece, thousands of years ago the site of one of the largest volcanic explosions in history. Today it plays home to spectacular views, crazy architecture, and a storied history (supposedly the same eruption that destroyed it led to the legend of Atlantis).
8. Iceland
Iceland
Iceland features some of the most alien landscapes in the world, from huge, partially frozen waterfalls, to the Northern Lights and insane sunsets and sunrises, to miles of barren tundra; not to mention an outgoing population who's down to party.
Source: Trey Ratcliff  /  via: stuckincustoms.com
9. Moraine Lake
Moraine Lake
You'd think a lake is a lake, but surely not. At least not Moraine Lake. Up in Alberta, Canada, Moraine is uniquely astounding because when it's full, the intensely light rock from the surrounding mountains refracts, creating a neon, mind-blowing shade of blue.
10. Petra
Petra
Built around 1200BC, Petra is an ancient city of Jordan, renowned not just for the fact that it's entirely built inside "towering rocks," but for its intricacies therein. The city was able to constructed in the desert because its designers, the Nabataeans, redirected waterways, creating an artificial oasis--the center of their caravan trade, and a fortress.
11. Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu
Located almost eight thousand feet above sea level in Peru, Machu Picchu is one of the most amazing feats of architecture in the world. While you might think it's a pretty weird place to put a city, you'd be wrong: most believe it was an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti, who really must've need to take some time away from it all.
12. Plitvice
Plitvice
Plitvice is the oldest national park in Southeast Europe, and the largest in Croatia. Its views are something that few would expect in Europe at all, and the fact that it remains relatively untouched (aside from a few walkways), makes it all the better.
13. Great Barrier Reef
Great Barrier Reef
Composed of over 2900 individual reefs, the Great Barrier Reef is the largest of its kind in the world--so large it can be seen from outer space--and also the
"biggest single structure made by living organisms." Due to coral bleaching from pollution, this is a site to see asap.

14. Sistine Chapel
Sistine Chapel
Honestly, with some of the most prominent works by some of the most famous Renaissance artists--like Michelangelo, Sandro Botticelli, and Pietro Perugino--how could you not want to take a quick look at the Sistine Chapel?
Via: pamilne
15. Stonehenge
Stonehenge
Considering all the theories surrounding Stonehenge, it seems pretty likely that it'll have to do with the apocalypse anyway, so you might as well see the harbinger in person before it all goes to hell.
16. Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal is considered "the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage," which should be reason enough to visit its vaulted walls and beautiful gardens.
17. Palace of Versailles
Palace of Versailles
The pinnacle of absolute monarchy and the indulgence of the ancien régime in France, Louis XIV transformed this former hunting lodge into one of the most expansive palaces in the world.
Via: rap361.com
18. Great Wall of China
Great Wall of China
Construction of the Great Wall began in the 7th century BC and continued for hundreds of years. It's the longest fortification ever built, constructed to thwart invasions of Mongolian and Manchu enemies.
19. Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat is a temple complex surrounded by a moat, built by Cambodian king Suryavarman II in the early 12th century to serve as the state temple and capital city.
Via: en.wikipedia.org 

20. Church of Our Virgin Mary of Zion
Church of Our Virgin Mary of Zion
Located in Axum, Ethiopia, this site is important--like Stonehenge--when we're talking about the apocalypse.
 Via: picasaweb.google.com

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Fool's Fate


Fool's Fate (Tawny Man, #3)


Fool's Fate (Tawny Man #3)

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A heralded writer of epic fantasy, Robin Hobb has given readers worlds within worlds in her heroic Farseer and Liveship Traders trilogies. Now she takes the final step in the breathtaking trilogy of the Tawny Man, as the tale of FitzChivalry Farseer comes to an epic end. Rife with boundless adventure and unforgettable characters, Fool’s Fate is destined to become a classic of the genre.

Assassin, spy, and Skillmaster, FitzChivalry Farseer, now known only as man-at-arms Tom Badgerlock, has become firmly ensconced in the queen’s court at Buckkeep. Only a few are aware of his fabled, tangled past—and the sacrifices he made to survive it. And fewer know of his possession of the Skill magic. With Prince
Dutiful, his assassin-mentor Chade, and the simpleminded yet strongly Skilled Thick, FitzChivalry strives to aid the prince on a quest that could ultimately secure peace between the Six Duchies and the Outislands—and win Dutiful the hand of the Narcheska Elliania.

For the Narcheska has set the prince on an unfathomable task: to behead a dragon trapped in ice—the legendary Icefyre, on the island of Aslevjal. Yet not all the clans of the Outislands support the prince’s effort to behead their
legendary defender. Are there darker forces at work behind the Narcheska’s imperious demand? As the prince and his coterie set sail, FitzChivalry works behind the scenes, playing nursemaid to the ailing Thick, while striving to strengthen their Skill—ultimately bringing his unacknowledged daughter into the web of the Skill magic, where the truth must finally unfold.

The quest emerges amid riddles that must be unraveled, a clash of cultures, and the ultimate betrayal. For knowing that the Fool has foretold he will die on the island of ice, FitzChivalry has plotted with Chade to leave his dearest friend behind. But fate cannot so easily be defied."


 Robin Hobb is a great writter for people who like George RR Martin's books. This is the secund trilogy that I read from this author and I just love it! Here in Portugal some "big" books are divided in 2 translated books so I just start reading the second part of this book. This is one of those books that I can't let go before I read it all! Even if I need to stay almost every night awake! I trully recomend this saga :) 

Friday, 19 October 2012

Beading 2

As promised here are pictures of my latest creations with beads. Some of them were a bit tricky to make and it took a long time! Hope you like it :)

Fruits

Cat

Butterfly

Dragonfly 

Turtle and ladybug

Guitar
Symbols

Stars
 

Monday, 15 October 2012

Prince of the Blood


Prince of the Blood (Krondor's Sons, #1)


Prince of the Blood (Krondor's Sons #1)

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Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Beading

Beading has became a new hobby to me. Here are some things I made like frogs, scorpions, a metal tree that my sister uses to put some of her things and more. I'm just starting so next time I post some beading things I promise it will be amazing :)






Sunday, 7 October 2012

Cat

 I made this fimo Cat to offer to a friend that loves cats. It was one of my first experiences with fimo so it could be better but I think it's cute anyway.


Thursday, 4 October 2012

Panic


Panic


Panic

by
  
"What if everything in your life was a lie?

Things are going well for 24 year-old Evan Casher: his career as a documentary filmmaker is booming and his relationship with his new girlfriend, Carrie, couldn't be better. After an urgent phone call from his mother, he makes an unexpected trip home to Austin. Then the unthinkable happens. He arrives to find his mother brutally murdered, and narrowly escapes an attempt on his own life. Spirited away from the scene by an enigmatic mercenary with an agenda of his own, Evan is confronted with a shocking fact: his entire life has been little more than a carefully constructed lie.

Pursued by a powerful, ruthless organization of killers who will stop at nothing to keep old secrets buried, Evan's only hope for survival is to uncover the truth about his family…and his own past. With his mother's attackers fast on his heels and with no one to trust--not the authorities, his father, nor the woman he loves--his perilous search takes him from the Texas Hill Country to New Orleans, to London, and to Miami. Full of unforgettable characters and jolting plot twists, Panic is an emotionally charged, heart-stopping thriller about one man's determination to take back his stolen life"


Jeff Abbott is new to me and Panic is the first of his books I've read. Very impressive, especially his ability to seemingly end each chapter with a cliffhanger that forces you to keep reading. Abbott manages to insert a believable romantic twist that doesn't get in the way of the story. My only problem was with the frenetic and somewhat unbelievable action in the conclusion. Still, I'm happy to have found a new suspense novelist and I'm looking forward to reading another of his novels. 

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Small girl

This work took me a lot of time to finish! But I really like it :)