Paternity Leave

Back in September 26th my third daughter, Lea, was born. Since then I’ve been enjoying the very generous paternity leave provided by my employer, Automattic. They offer six months of fully paid paternity leave to any employee that works in the company for more than one year, independently of their location in the world. This…

York

We went for York and it’s an excellent destination for an weekend escapade . The city is very walkable with a lots to do a see and s you can see from the photos below the weather was excellent! We saw the York Minster, the Shambles, the Viking museum on the first day, on the…

New year new bike: Trek Roscoe 8

When my Kona bike was stollen in London I was limited to use my old Wheeler, and while it is a great bike for the road it’s not great for the trails and downhills. Automattic, my current company, offers the cycle scheme vouchers to its workers in the UK so I finally decided to invest…

Edinburgh New Year Day Triathlon

The best way to start 2018? Challenging yourself to do new thing! So I did the Edinburgh New Year Triathlon and it was a great experience, hope to do it in the following years!

Snip and Sip

I finally found a good hair salon in Edinburgh that knows how to handle my crazy hair. Snip and Sip is a one woman show in the heart of the Summerhall. The space is bright and cosy and Magda knows her thing and quickly found the best course of action. See the end result below.

Glasgow

This year the A8C Christmas dinner was in Glasgow, and funny enough after two years living in Scotland I’ve never visited Glasgow before! I really enjoyed the city and a nice night out with my colleagues. Next day I still had some time to see a little bit of the city before popping back in…

40

Yesterday I celebrated my 40th birthday by opening a bottle of 1977 vintage port. It was well worth the wait, good things take time…

One of the best things I ever bought

This morning I went for a bike ride, and while going up Arthur Seat I realised that I own this bike for more than twenty years!!! I bought it after my first year at university, with the money from my summer jobs. It was my ride to go to uni, up going up and down…

Edinburgh Marathon

For 2017 I decided to challenge myself and run the Edinburgh Marathon. My biggest continuous run until now was the Lisbon Half-Marathon in 2010, so this is a big step up! The marathon will be on the 28th of May, I’ve been training for some months, but still need to keep it doing it hard if…

Five years in the UK

It feels it was yesterday when I arrived at London Heathrow for the beginning of a new phase of my life. After thirty years living in Portugal I decided to move to the UK,  two months after my wife Inês and my daughter Sara joined me. In the last 5 years, my experience has been…