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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Ranting Taxi Drivers

What about the customers! I watched with some amusement and disbelief the very biased TV coverage throughout the whole day. The Portuguese Taxi driver protest over UBER was […]

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Most often asked questions

  Most often asked questions? I was chatting to Kelvin the Managing Director of a Portuguese construction company recently and he told me that The most often asked […]

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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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A fair cop

I am probably showing my age here but I do remember “baddies” on TV uttering the words “its a fair cop guv” when being arrested. Here in Portugal […]

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migrants and refugees flooding into Europe

When I write about the migrants and refugees flooding into Europe I realize that I am potentially entering the world of the NIMBY ! Having twice been a […]

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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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Problems and pitfalls faced when building or renovating

Building and renovating houses in Portugal Part 2   Problems and pitfalls faced when building or renovating a house in Portugal.  May I share my advice gained from […]

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Building and renovating houses in Portugal

I have been a property developer (new build, renovate and sell) and have also ran a large construction business helping people achieve their dream property in Portugal. Recently […]

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