Monthly Archives: June 2016

Bip Bip – a Rio institution

Deborah Ives, Solo In Style Bip Bip is not much more than a hole in the wall, but since the late 1960s it has been one of Rio’s favourite spots to catch a live roda de samba (informal samba played around a … Continue reading

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Swinging Samba

Originally posted on Understanding Intent:
“Without music, life would be a mistake.” Friedrich Nietzsche, a famous German philosopher, once wrote. One of the joys of learning a new language is being introduced to new music. Listening to the words, the emotion,…

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Lunya – Review

Originally posted on BEING AN ADULT:
When I heard Lunya was opening in Manchester I was mega excited, as far as Spanish food goes, it’s definitely one of my favorites. The original restaurant has been open in Liverpool for the…

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Brazilian suspended President Rousseff cleared of budget manipulation

Originally posted on Dear Kitty. Some blog: This video says about itself: Senate Report Clears Rousseff of Budget Manipulation 28 June 2016 A report prepared by analysts in the Brazilian Senate has said there is no evidence that suspended…

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No law and order: The growing massacre over Brazilian land rights — Fusion

Originally posted on New York Watch:
Getty ImagesBRASILIA, Brazil—Two years ago, after he received his first death threat from a neighboring farmer, Reinile Alves do Santos told his 13-year old that he was no longer allowed to play soccer in…

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Folks, Please Do NOT Try this! — MaryO’Studio

A high-flying pianist took music to new heights when he played while suspended in the air over Sao Paulo. Ricardo de Castro Monteiro and his spectacular Flying Piano was a highlight of the Brazilian city’s annual Virada Cultural festival on … Continue reading

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Heart and Graft

Originally posted on Studio Diary:
Heart and Graft coffee roasting at Artwork Atelier, where I get lovely coffee beans from yum yum.  Currently at the New Northerners Exhibition at Clark Art.

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King Street bedrooms

Last summer a selection of my collages were bought to feature in the bedrooms and suites of a stunning new hotel, the King Street Townhouse in Manchester’s city centre. The hotel opened earli… Source: King Street bedrooms

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Making it!

Originally posted on The Snail of Happiness:
I had the great pleasure to be invited to spend World Wide Knit in Public Day at The Make It Shop in Chorlton, Manchester. You are much more likely to find me in…

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Throwback Thursday – Semana Santa Part One- March 19-27, 2016

Originally posted on Travel.:
In Spain, Easter (Semana Santa; Holy Week) is a very significant time of year where the majority of the country celebrates with processions/church services. In order to celebrate everything properly the entire week before Good Friday…

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