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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Solar power

 Solar power means different things to different people It could be that you are interested in green energy, getting paid from the state or having something for nothing. […]

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chocolate mousse

Chocolate mousse is a firm favorite dessert in this part of Central Portugal and it is also a very good test as to the quality of a local […]

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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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Change in the countryside

In the same way that the little old ladies in black are disappearing from our local village markets there is also a change in the countryside. All over […]

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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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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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