Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Music - why do I find hard to like new bands/artists?

Is it a struggle to find new bands or artists to like? Do I get pickier with age? Find all about it on this new post about music, concerts and Spotify. Barbara Santos for www.portysdiary.com

If you read this blog for a while now, perhaps you noticed I am quite a music fan. You may even notice what type of music is my favorite, which can sometimes be surprising for some people who know me in person ("what?? or like that?? Never thought of you that way" - heard this many times...).

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Visiting Milan - part2 | #TravelThursday

Visiting Milan, Italy | TravelThursday | Read how and why I ended up visiting this city in beautiful Italy. All photos by Barbara Santos for www.portysdiary.com with Sonya a6000.

Hello there!

It is about time that I show you more of my visit to Milan, don't you agree?
Read the first part of this series (here) where I talk more about the whole experience and how I felt about my days in there.
But for now, let's get started!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Time for a check-up: how am I doing regarding my goals for 2018?

Goals for 2018: What goals did I set and am I on track or completely off? Read more on www.portysdiary.com Personal Blog.


I thought today would be cool to check up on my goals for 2018 and see how I have been doing.
Do you guys also make like yearly-goals and then check up, let's say, every quarter, and make an evaluation of how things are going?

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

How to behave at... a concert

How to behave at... a concert | Is there such a thing as "concert etiquette"? Are there any rules on how one should behave when is at a concert? Read my take on this, with a high level of sarcasm.

Hey guys

If you have been a reader for a while, you know I like music and go to shows and festivals. It is in all honesty, one of my favorite things to do! That and go to the cinema. 
I just wished there were more shows of my liking nearby, as I often have to drive at least 1h/1.5h each way to attend a show.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Visiting Milan - part1 | #TravelThursday


On today's #TraveThursday post, I thought it would be the best timing to share with you some of the sights of Milan.

I went for a weekend to Milan, back in mid-February. It was my first time there and didn't know what to expect of it, to be honest.
But first things first.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

How does the Eurovision Song Contest affect my life?


Yes, it is me!! I finally have some time, and energy, to sit behind the computer after a long day and write some posts.
Oh guys, I really missed blogging, but you know, I simply did not have the energy for it during the last few weeks.
Apologies for that!

Now, you read this post's title and you might be like: "How on Earth could that be?!"

Thursday, February 15, 2018

5 Things I like about traveling | #TravelThursday

5 Things I like about traveling | #TravelThursday | Porty's Diary

Hi everyone!

Are you enjoying this new series? I am, to be honest!
Traveling is something I truly enjoy doing, even though I can't do it as frequently as I would like.
If you remember, some time ago, I wrote a post about the Top 5 things I dislike about traveling, because even though I like to travel there are always things I do not like about it.
So for today, I thought I would share with you the Top 5 things I like about it!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

What I learned as an immigrant

What I learned as an immigrant: 5 life lessons I have learned so far - Porty's Diary -
Hello there!!

For today's post, I thought I'd share with you some of the things I have learned as an immigrant. 
Not sure if many of you know, but I am Portuguese currently living in the Netherlands and it has been a hell of an experience so far!
What started as a crazy adventure has become my "new normal".
Shall I get started?

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Sunday Share - Top 3 Post of this week

Sunday Share - Top 3 Post of this week

Hello there!

How are you all doing today? Enjoy your Sunday?
Where I live, the majority of the people are enjoying Carnival (even though it's way too cold!) but I on the other hand, rather stay home, in my cozy warm clothes & blanket! haha

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Food Habits - a new chapter

Food Habits - a new chapter | What I have changed in my diet and why. | Porty's Diary


As I write this post, I believe it has been a month since I saw the documentary "What the Health". 
It was a regular working day evening, where there were no interesting shows on TV so I checked Netflix for some entertainment.

Thursday, February 01, 2018

24h in Lisbon: what to see? | #TravelThursday

TravelThursday | 24h in Lisbon: what to see? | Porty's Diary. | Photos with Sony a6000 & a5100


Lisbon is all over the news, travel websites and in any "must see" list you may find. But the truth is: it's worth it!
I always wondered how come not so many people would come and visit this beautiful city, but during the last couple of years, this has changed tremendously!

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

BEAUTY | Give Me Some Nude Lip - Sephora favorites

BEAUTY | Give Me Some Nude Lip - Sephora favorites. Review and swatches. Includes:Kat Von D, Buxom, Ciaté, tarte and Make Up Forever. Photos with Sony a6000 + SEL35F18. Porty's Diary.


I have been wanting to share this post with you for a while now, as I got this kit back in October. But somehow I never found the time to take good photos of it or lip swatches (which I was not able to do anyhow). Yeah, blame it on the bad Dutch weather and lack of sunny hours...

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Top 5 Blogs of the moment | Sunday Share

Top 5 Blogs of the moment | Sunday Share. Find out who are my favorite TOP 5 blogs of the moment and why. Porty's Diary.

How are you all doing? Having a nice weekend? I hope so!
Over here, the weekend just flew by (what a surprise...) but it has been really nice.

You know, if you are part of the blogosphere, you must have read here and there how much negativity is around us, with almost daily dramas and so on.
Luckily for me, I have never been caught up in any of that. I think it's an advantage to be a small blogger.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

What makes a trip special | #TravelThursday

TravelThursday | What makes a trip special? | Porty's Diary.


How have you been? I hope well.
Over here, all good! First, I would like to apologize for being away during this past week btu it was all for a good reason.
A reason that somehow made me think about the content of this post.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

2017 Travel Highlights | #TravelThursday

TravelThursday | 2017 Travel Highlights. Portugal, Italy, Netherlands. Porty's Diary

Ready for the second entry in this #TradayThursday category?
In case you missed the first one, here it is: CLICK
I thought it would be nice to share with you my 2017 travel highlights and out of those, recommend you one to visit during 2018! Let's go!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Favorite cooking book of the moment + recipe

Favorite cooking book of the moment + recipe | 5 Ingredients by Jamie Oliver | Super Green Spaghetti. Porty's Diary.


I love books; their scent, the paper, the amount of work the writer put into it so that we can have a companion at our disposal.
A book is like a buddy to me, regardless of what type of book I may be reading at moment.
Cooking books are also buddies. Sometimes even life saviors!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Top 3 Photography YouTubers | Sunday Share

Top 3 Photography YouTubers | Sunday Share. Find out who I watch on YouTube when I need advice about photography or gear. Porty's Diary.


How's everyone weekend going?
Over here, it's time to relax and get a few things done, but mostly chill!! After all, it's weekend, right?
Today's post initiates a new series here on the blog! whoop whoop

Sunday Share is a space in this blog where I want to share with you some of my favorites in the blogging community, blogs but also posts in particular, as well YouTubersers that I follow and why I do.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Travel Plans for 2018 | #TravelThursday

TravelThursday | My travel plans for 2018. Portugal, Italy, Brazil, Denmark, USA. Porty's Diary


And welcome to the very first post of #TravelThursday!!!
Every Thursday, I will be posting something travel related. It can be a travel guide to a place I have visited, some travel tips and recommendations, can be a travel wishlists, a throwback,... it can be anything travel related!

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

New Year, New Projects!


Here I am again, with a new post and it's all about this new year that just started! I know, you may think "Just now?!"... Yeah, I wanted to take some time off and reorganize my ideas for 2018.
But before I get started, tell me: how was your Holiday season? Hope you've had a great time!! 
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