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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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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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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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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Are you susceptible to a con?

What I mean is would you be able to recognize or spot a con artist if they approached you ? Do you think that you are susceptible to […]

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Portuguese builders

Recently I was talking to some Portuguese friends both are builders one owns a firm which solely constructs swimming pools and has completed over 700. The other is […]

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Getting things in balance

We are often told by the medial that getting our work-life-balance right is good for our health and longevity. There are also balances which should be maintained and […]

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