Christmas Market Night & Pork meat in wine and garlic sandwich – Noite do Mercado & Carne Vinha d’alhos

It’s Christmas Market Night in Madeira. Madeira is the small Portuguese island with a size inversely proportional to the number of traditions and festivities, especially during Christmas and New Year. The land of Madeira wine and “espetada” embraces Christmas traditions always in good spirits with plenty of food, traditional drinks and joyful people. On the 23 of December, the city of Funchal lit by the … Continue reading Christmas Market Night & Pork meat in wine and garlic sandwich – Noite do Mercado & Carne Vinha d’alhos

Everest – What’s behind the numbers?

“Everest – a challenge for some, a final destination for others” a visualization in Tableau that taught me much more than if statements, best practices or context filters. After watching the movie ‘Everest’ (highly recommended) it was apparent to me how little my knowledge was in relation to the Mount Everest and the people ‘linked’ to it. It made sense that I should look into … Continue reading Everest – What’s behind the numbers?

Data visualization – Overwhelming at first, sometimes disheartening but above all exciting

I’m thrilled to say that I recently started my expedition in data visualization.  With a background in health, I’m not a data wizard or techie person but after stumbling into tableau software and having a feel of what I could do with few clicks of a button, I developed a crush for data visualization and storytelling through maps, lines and bar charts. For a beginner … Continue reading Data visualization – Overwhelming at first, sometimes disheartening but above all exciting

Visualizing a whole new World with Tableau

My relationship with Data has always been an unhealthy one, a love/ hate kind of relationship with happy and frustrating days in the mix. On my Uni days, when data was presented in a monochromatic colour palette and pie charts were literally used as if they were Portuguese custard tarts – we could not have enough of them – I would avidly welcome those dull … Continue reading Visualizing a whole new World with Tableau

Nikita – Madeira island number 1 cocktail

Sweet refreshing and moreish, this is how I would describe Nikita – the Madeirans beloved cocktail. A kind of milkshake cocktail that was firstly created in 1985, the same year of Elton John’s song ‘Nikita’, hence the name; it is typical from Câmara de Lobos a small piscatorial village in the south-central coast of the Madeira Island, but it is sold all through the Island … Continue reading Nikita – Madeira island number 1 cocktail

Just another Saturday in London

At London’s heart Lord Nelson looks down on a vibrant sea of people hustling and bustling around Trafalgar Square. Today at the National Gallery doorstep, other kind of exhibition unveils – the Matsuri festival 2015. Strolling around the square we adventure into a not so unfamiliar culture, invited by stalls strategically placed along the path. Stopping in the crowded stands we are able to see: … Continue reading Just another Saturday in London

The Gift of Life

Death is never an easy subject to get around. Last month the motorsport world was once again hit by tragedy, IndyCar and ex-F1 British driver Justin Wilson lost his life weeks after his thirty seventh birthday. On Monday 24th August 2015, Wilson succumbed to his injuries and altruistically gave his organs to six people, saving their lives. Each year, people die while waiting for a … Continue reading The Gift of Life

Sunday bake! Blueberry sour cream and white chocolate cake

Grey skies over London today. A lively reminder that summer has ended and the new week is about to start. Monday blues approaching, but today we shall bake. Blueberry, chocolate and sour cream cake, what a scrumptious combination for this Sunday afternoon. Fresh coffee brewing, ingredients ready and here we go. Ingredients: 175g Butter 100g Caster sugar 4 Eggs 225g Self-rising flour 1 tsp Baking … Continue reading Sunday bake! Blueberry sour cream and white chocolate cake

Why travel to Japan? – In search of Japan with Tableau

After welcoming sushi, Zen gardens and judo into our lives, we are now turning our attention to the country itself. Curious about the culture, customs and traditions of the far-eastern end of the Silk Road, the international tourist is evolving. The taste for difference and uniqueness is taking us farther away, tempted by the world apart that is Japan. Click on the image and discover Japan! Continue reading Why travel to Japan? – In search of Japan with Tableau