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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migrants and refugees flooding into Europe

When I write about the migrants and refugees flooding into Europe I realize that I am potentially entering the world of the NIMBY ! Having twice been a […]

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How to catch a fish in Portugal

It sounds simple enough I know. As an experienced angler I have caught fish all over the world. I have also tried and failed many, many times to […]

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Don’t look under stones

Do you remember as a child turning over stones in rock pools to see what you could find in that strange world underneath. Shrimps, small fish or starfish […]

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Coimbra on the water with a Jazz trio

 Early Sunday Evening in Coimbra and on the water with a Jazz trio Last weekend we were invited to join a group of friends in Coimbra, central Portugal […]

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Looking out at the view over the castle

I was looking out at the view over the castle just sitting relaxing after lunch.       My life seems to have completely changed for the better […]

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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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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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