365 Photo Project – Week 23

We’re twenty three weeks into the year. How did that happen? It’s June already and my brain is telling me it should be getting warmer. It should be summer but it’s not. It’s winter here in the southern hemisphere. It’s one of those things that I could never wrap my mind around, this switch of seasons. While the sunny days are really nice, I’m not enjoying the chilly nights.

It’s getting down to the mid fifties at night which wouldn’t be a problem if we had insulation and a heater, but we live in a cement block apartment with single pane windows, tile floors, and no heat. Did I mention that we don’t have much bedding? We brought sheets and a duvet cover, but no duvet. You can bet that we’ll be stuffing one into the suitcases when we come back!

But other than the chilly nights, I can’t complain. We live in a beautiful town with hundreds of years of history, and we can still see bits and pieces of that history if we look closely. This bridge is called Ponte Torta and was built in the late 1800’s.

Ponte Torta in Jundiai, SP, Brazil

Through the Bridge


It’s nice to see these pockets of history which have been preserved (sort of). I’ve spent so much time walking around town while finding what I need to make our apartment a home, and I love seeing the bits and pieces of what the city used to be. When we get back I want to make sure to visit the train station for photos. It’s been there since 1867.

It’s harder to spot the history in Centro where all of the original buildings have been replaced by store after store. I’m glad they’ve at least kept the big church, which is in beautiful condition.

The stores? One after the other, mostly clothing and cheap “gift” shops, and several big appliance and furniture stores. It’s always crowded downtown, but Saturday mornings are especially packed.

A crowded downtown Jundiai, SP, Brazil

Through the Crowds


I’ve battled the crowds and scouted out a couple of places where I’ve found what we need for the apartment. Now that my kitchen is a bit more useful I’ve been cooking a lot more. Do you like my cute little roasting pan? It’s small, but it does the job.

Paleo Roasted Curry Cauliflower

Through the Oven Door


We’ve also been taking care of all the administrative stuff that needs to be done when you move into a new place. We each spent about two hours in line to get our fingerprints registered for the security gate, which is never a fun thing but was made easier because we had a pretty nice view during those two hours.

Jundiai, SPl Brazil

Through the Apartment Path


And now our non-traveling, home-settling, mundane-shopping weeks are through. In a few days we’ll fly away again and readjust to England. My body will settle into summer, which is what June should be. Granted, it will be a northern-England summer which will probably be nearly the same as our Brazilian winter, but I’m looking forward to the ridiculously long days, and I’m excited to see what Newcastle looks like with flowers and green leaves.

During the time we’re back in the UK we’ll also be spending a bit of time in Scotland. We have a vacation and a wedding to look forward to, and some really fun things planned for my son’s visit. My nephew will come with him, and I can’t wait to see how he enjoys his first international trip.

What have you been up to? Do you have any big plans coming up? Summer vacation is nearly here, and I know we’re not the only one with family vacation plans. I hope you’ll share a photo or link below and show us what you’ve been planning.


Thanks for linking up, and I hope you all of your upcoming plans are as fun as you hope them to be.


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10 Responses to 365 Photo Project – Week 23

  1. jenny paulin June 9, 2013 at 8:20 pm #

    it has been really hot the last couple of weeks so i hpe you get some warm sunny weather while you are back in the UK
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    • akil3655
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      June 12, 2013 at 10:40 pm #

      I hope so too!

  2. Fun60 June 11, 2013 at 9:07 pm #

    I fear you may be disappointed with the weather when you return but not with the light nights and lush greenery.

    • akil3655
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      June 11, 2013 at 10:29 pm #

      I’ve resigned myself to being barely warm for the next six months, and I’m determined to enjoy everything else. :)
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  3. Gemma Wiseman June 11, 2013 at 10:14 pm #

    Wow! Life is brisk for you both in many ways! It’s always exciting to discover the spirit of new places!
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    • akil3655
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      June 11, 2013 at 10:30 pm #

      It seems to be our theme, always on the move, always finding new places. I love it!
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  4. Molly June 12, 2013 at 1:03 am #

    Oh dear, I think you might be disappointed by ‘summer’ as it doesn’t seem to be visiting the UK very much this year

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    • akil3655
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      June 12, 2013 at 8:54 pm #

      Hopefully I’ve prepared myself not to expect much. That way when we get sunshine I’ll feel like we won a prize!
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  5. Elaine Livingstone June 15, 2013 at 6:14 pm #

    its been quite nice here in Scotland for a while now, ( well until today anyway). Glad I didnt go over to where you did as I would be snookered – I have no fingerprints on any of my 10 digits, apparently I am an oddity but not a rarity
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    • akil3655
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      June 15, 2013 at 8:23 pm #

      I hope it’s nice in Scotland next week. We’ll be doing quite a few outdoor activities and I’m looking forward to doing them without being soaked!
      Odd about your fingerprints, I didn’t know that could happen without an injury. It would make it easier to be a criminal though! lol. (Totally not calling you a criminal, just being my usual dorky self ;) )
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