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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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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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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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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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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Family Fiesta

We were invited to a friend’s family fiesta at the weekend. The fiesta (party/celebration/get together) was for nothing in particular other than the family pig was the right […]

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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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Decay at the coast

Lunch at the coast was very nice at the weekend. We chose to go to a favorite seafood restaurant near Nazere on a very cold Saturday lunchtime in […]

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