An old Portuguese cottage

I came across this old cottage on the edge of a village near Ansião in central Portugal. The owners obviously like flowers and don’t suffer from plant related […]

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DIY house refurbishment law

One of the most hard to understand and frustrating things for foreign people buying a property that they intend to refurbish in Portugal is the tight planning control […]

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Driving, Danger and Death

  A couple of thoughts came to me this week just popped up in the day to day life that I live in Portugal. I was going from […]

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Grinding your own flour and making your own bread

There is a huge surge in interest in everything to do with baking in the UK. The supermarkets have aisles dedicated to all things baking. Personally my favorite […]

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Building Regulations in Portugal

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Portugal = Not very joined up

Portugal = Not very joined up Do you remember the birth of the term “Joined up Government” it was around 2002 in the UK. Tony Blair was forever […]

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Meeting People

Living in Portugal gives you many different ways to experience new kinds of  social events and the opportunity of meeting people. Being unable to speak Portuguese is not […]

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Having a home built in Portugal

Often when we take the step of having a home built in Portugal we are complete novices in one of the most important financial decisions of our lives. […]

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Venice

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House models Portugal

House models Portugal   Here’s a tale about a friend of mine. He did what many people do he bought some land in central Portugal and intended to […]

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