Life-saving lasagna

Life-saving lasagna Lasagna it’s life-saving lasagna !!! if like me you finished your New Year celebrations at 4:30 AM   We attended the New Year celebrations with a […]

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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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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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old Portuguese houses

  Browsing the internet the other day I was looking at old Portuguese houses. The ones sometimes called Solars. They usually have white painted render and very decorative […]

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Apartment in central Lisbon and Porto

It is becoming very popular to buy an apartment in central Lisbon and Porto.   People from all over the world are realizing that now is a golden […]

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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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Are you susceptible to a con?

What I mean is would you be able to recognize or spot a con artist if they approached you ? Do you think that you are susceptible to […]

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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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