Just passing by

You know what it’s like you are out shopping or doing some errands and then it starts to get near the magic hour “Lunch time”. So you start […]

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The mad box need to be replaced

Following lunch at my favorite restaurant in Rabacal, central Portugal (very rustic, very good food and rough “country” wine) We came across this fine steed. To be fair […]

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Dreams are not always what you had hoped for

I came across a blog recently http://www.movingtoportugal.org/  that was written by a couple who had left the Algarve and gone back to London. I was struck by how […]

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Aquardente de Medronhos

Making Medronho seemed like a great idea when we first discussed it. Probably had a glass in hand at the time! “água ardente” is portuguese for burning water. […]

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Comings and Goings

I was browsing around a few blogs recently and came across a blog that I had first come across a year ago. Written by an English couple who […]

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Family Fiesta

We were invited to a friend’s family fiesta at the weekend. The fiesta (party/celebration/get together) was for nothing in particular other than the family pig was the right […]

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The little old ladies in black are disappearing

The little old ladies in black are disappearing The little old ladies in black are disappearing there is definitely a lot less of them about than there was twenty […]

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What a weekend

What a weekend Its early April in central Portugal and this weekend has been a blast we thoroughly enjoyed it. It could have been the fantastic weather, blue […]

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Not getting what you paid for

Not getting what you paid for is frustrating isn’t it and probably one of the things that we all try strenuously to avoid. I spent a few hours […]

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Portugal and Electricians

Over the last twelve years we have worked with countless subcontractors when carrying out our new build and refurbishment projects. I have always struggled with Electricians in Portugal.When […]

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