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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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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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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Apartment in central Lisbon and Porto

It is becoming very popular to buy an apartment in central Lisbon and Porto.   People from all over the world are realizing that now is a golden […]

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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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