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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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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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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Purple Rain any Prince fans out there

You may remember or be a fan of Price the musician he is famous for his song Purple Rain. I always thought it was a strange title.   […]

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The upside down decisions of home buyers

From our experience in Portugal most home buyers forget about the classic home buying mantra “location,location,location! and they definitely buy with the heart not the head. It could […]

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A day in the life of a fireman “Bombeiros Voluntários”

You will have noticed the large fire brigade offices “Bombeiros Voluntários” in local towns. Apart from Fighting house fires and rescuing people from crashed cars these brave volunteers […]

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Central Portugal its a nice place to be

The Penela Medieval Festival that took place last weekend was a triumph. The weather was cool and the crowds were down on ten years ago but the people […]

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Visiting the Doctors

Visiting the Doctors  – What an amazing change there has been in the last ten years. I used to have to firm up my resolve to go to […]

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Where are you

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