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Brighter days

It’s sunny here in Portugal now, enough to get a sunburn if you’re not careful. Certainly warmer that the UK and with less of a chance of…

Life-saving lasagna

Life-saving lasagna   Lasagna it's life-saving lasagna !!! if like me you finished your New Year celebrations at 4:30 AM   We attended the New Year celebrations…

An unlikely survivor of the great Lisbon earthquake

Summer is slowly returning to Cascais, bringing with it bright clear, almost cloudless days and stunningly intense dark turquoise night skies. Walking my dog Guinness along the…

Creepy crawly hairy things

Recently, eighteen Alvalade, Lisbon, schoolchildren were hospitalised with skin rashes following contact with processionary caterpillar hairs. Fortunately none of the cases were serious. The reports lauded the…

Sport Riding for Disabled in the Algarve

Articles and photos shared by Bev Gibbons, Pinetrees Riding Centre It has been a busy scholastic year of preparation for 51 of the many disabled young people in…

Two visually impaired young people to have a guide dog in November

  Press Release   Visually impaired young people are often made to feel different and isolated. Without the independence that comes from mobility, they are in constant…

Valentine Escapes for the Wild at Heart

With St Valentine and his perfunctory bunch of roses around about every Lisbon street corner, the call of the wild provides a much needed alternative romantic escape…

Secret Places Just Outside Lisbon

  If you want to escape the crowds of Lisbon, it's really not that far you have to go. Even without a car it's possible to reach…

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