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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Waterside homes in Portugal

Living near a lake stream or river in waterside homes is definitely high on a lot of people’s wish list when they are house hunting in Portugal. Living […]

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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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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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Make your own whole grain or super fine in Portugal

Home baking has never been a more popular pastime than it is today. Men and women are talking about their latest bread or cake success and swapping recipes […]

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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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Comings and Goings

I was browsing around a few blogs recently and came across a blog that I had first come across a year ago. Written by an English couple who […]

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