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

Castelo construction

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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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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Home Insulation in Portugal

I have mentioned Home Insulation before but it is worth mentioning it again. Just in case you are not aware of this most houses and apartments in Portugal […]

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