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Volunteering Ideas- An 8 Part Summer Series (Part One)

Did you know that one of the main benefits of volunteering is to make YOU happier? This summer, for the next few weeks, I’ll be highlighting some ways you can volunteer in your community. Week One: Although sometimes overlooked, begin … Continue reading

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An Excerpt from A Portuguese Christmas

One of the last chapters in my sweet romance novella, A Portuguese Christmas, explores Christmas Eve traditions in Portugal. Krystal, the heroine, is a professional surfer. Adolfo, the hero, is a Portuguese olive farmer. Veronica, Krystal’s cousin, married a Portuguese … Continue reading

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Away in a Manger

In researching A Portuguese Christmas, I learned that on Christmas Eve, many Portuguese families gather around the Christmas tree and Crèche to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Catholicism is the main religion practiced in Portugal, and the Crèche is an … Continue reading

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Is Halloween observed in Portugal?

In my research for A Portuguese Christmas, I learned that Halloween is not observed in Portugal, although the observance of the American Halloween exists in the more rural areas. On October 31st and November 1st, children go from door to … Continue reading

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