The ideal Christmas present for your home and family

As I am typing this it is December in Portugal and cold so cold in fact that my finger ends are numb.       I must be […]

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What’s the world coming too

Is a phrase my Granddad used to use. He was from the World War 1 era so had seen a few changes in his life time not all […]

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They are just like us only different

They are just like us only different or words to that effect. I vividly remember a Portuguese friend explaining to his wife at a party.They are just like […]

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Mothballs

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man cave

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sporting events in central Portugal

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Simple Pleasures in Portugal

I attended a social gathering at the weekend and thoroughly enjoyed myself everyone was making the most of a lunch served outside under a stretched out tarpaulin deployed […]

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Drink driving limit has been reduced

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Famous in Portugal and parts of Spain

 It would be true to say that we have had a wet and stormy start to the year.  Most of Europe has had horrible weather, here in central […]

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Winter work that can't be delayed

Early January 2014, The land around Penela is waterlogged and the vines are dormant. I was having a conversation with a friend about the quality of last year’s […]

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