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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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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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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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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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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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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Smoke without fire

I am blessed with an amazing view from my office window Usually that is but today all I can see is a grey white mist hanging over the […]

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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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