Friday, February 20, 2009

Children's Carnival in Portugal


Maria C.Lopes said...

Claudia, tudo o que diz respeito à intervenção das crianças é LINDO !!!

Devo no entanto assumir, que a imaginação de alguns dos professores que desfilaram amordaçados, acorrentados e não sei mais o quê me desiludiu e ESTRAGOU A FESTA DAS CRIANÇAS.

Teriam ficado adquadamente mascarados se fossem de PALHAÇOS ou MARIONETES !!!!

Cláudia said...

Olá, Maria C. Lopes.
Verdade. São o melhor que o mundo tem. E ainda agora estive com uma de 8 meses que é a coisa mais fofa do mundo.
Quanto ao outro assunto, quando a falta de respeito é demasiada, por vezes, só resta o direito à indignação.
Daqui por 20, 30 anos, veremos, infelizmente, o resultado catastrófico do actual sistema de ensino público.

nancy said...

Hi Claudia -

It's a long time since I posted on your Proud of the PJ blog!

What wonderful pictures of the children enjoying those colourful carnivals!

Wouldn't it be wonderful if every child in the world could partake in something so exciting and so special to children. Life is certainly a lottery.

I've been watching the video on McCann Files today regarding the trial going on and M3's involvement (a rather long but interesting watch) and I wish I could speak Portuguese.

However, I thought that Goncalo Amaral looked confident and not at all uneasy, so that's good. I hope he comes from that trial without a blemish.

His wife certainly seems to have lots of faith in him and obviously loves him very much.

I've been reading you on the 3A's too.

Enjoy the rest of Saturday and tomorrow!


Cláudia said...

Hi, Nancy!
Thanks for stopping by!
This time of year is fantastic for our kids. They just love it and make our streets so much more beautiful. Life would be paradise if all children could be happy like that. Sadly, that is not the reality.
Gonçalo is a very experienced man, who has a deep knowledge of the Portuguese justice system. Apart from having been a PJ for more than 2 decades, he also has a Law degree. He who has nothing to hide, has nothing to fear, as we say here in Portugal. :-)
He also has got a beautiful family, which is very important to him. I think his wife is a very, very important part of his life and has helped him through the most difficult times. That's how normal families work. They are always there for the ones they love.
I sometimes post on the 3 As too. But I read a lot more than I post. I have been working on a huge translation, lately, which also doesn't leave me much time.
Have a great weekend too, Nancy.

helmylin2 said...

Hi Cláudia,

Those children look like they are having the time of their lives. It is great. Around here we don't have anything like that for the children which is a shame.

I have just read something in the Mail that has made me think. Richard Branson lost his first child. Maybe just maybe he felt that he needed to help the McCann's even though the losses were different. This again is just my thought but when all the suspicions about the McCann's came about he just stepped back quietly. From the article it seems to me that he is still grieving unlike some others. No. I'm not a fan of his at all.

Have a good Sunday.


Cláudia said...

Hi, Helmy! Good morning!
This time of year is wonderful for kids. Colour, fun, imagination and laughter on our streets. They love it.
As for Mr Branson, I think it is very likely. In the beginning many people what every person with a heart did, help a couple who had their daughter missing. Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo are two examples. The problem is the details started to come to light and people are not stupid and 'blind'. These people never mentioned the case again, obviously. But I still think they did what good people do: help. They did what their hearts told them to do at a time in which information was scarce and the world knew only what they wanted us to know.
Have a great Sunday, Helmy!

helmylin2 said...

Oops, sorry I got my puncuation wrong in my last comment. I meant that I'm not a fan of Richard Branson but I think his heart was in the right place. :-(


Cláudia said...

Hi, Helmy.
No worries. That was what I understood.

Zodiac said...

Hi Claudia,

The Carnival pictures are lovely. It is great to see children enjoying themselves. Do you celebrate Halloween in Portugal?

Cláudia said...

Hi, Zodiac.
Thank you. It's fantastic to go out during these days. Children just love it.
It is not a Portuguese tradition to celebrate Halloween. But in the last 20 years it has become more common to do it, especially due to the schools' influence. English teachers have started to work with the kids to celebrate Halloween and the influence from American films is also a factor. But no trick or treating! :-)