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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…

The King’s Rhinoceros

While researching calçada portuguesa (Portuguese paving), I came across a source that claimed it to have started because of an Indian white rhino named "Ganga". The story…

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…

Ahead of EU Council, Theresa May wrote directly to EU citizens in the UK

From: Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street and The Rt Hon Theresa May MP Part of: Brexit 19 October 2017 As I travel to Brussels today, I know that…

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…

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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