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Mid winter ramblings

Here we are in February. It is cold and changeable a few bright sunny days with that fabulous, brilliant blue, cloudless sky and then misty rain and heavy […]

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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 rain. […]

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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 with a […]

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Jaw dropping steak

I had a jaw dropping steak experience last night. An old building in a nearby market town had been gutted and re built into a two story restaurant. […]

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Ranting Taxi Drivers

What about the customers! I watched with some amusement and disbelief the very biased TV coverage throughout the whole day. The Portuguese Taxi driver protest over UBER was […]

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Most often asked questions

  Most often asked questions? I was chatting to Kelvin the Managing Director of a Portuguese construction company recently and he told me that The most often asked […]

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The plight of the Ten Percenter's

When we talk about the resent Brexit vote there are distinctly two sides those for and against. Most people would agree the real information pushed at us by […]

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Put to the test

I had a call from a friend the other day he wanted me to look at a problem that he had inside his house. (I am a retired […]

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local Portuguese people

Do you know what the local Portuguese people think of you?   I came across this excellent blog the other day by Frank Nice “Foreign Footsteps” Insights, Tips, […]

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old Portuguese houses

  Browsing the internet the other day I was looking at old Portuguese houses. The ones sometimes called Solars. They usually have white painted render and very decorative […]

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