Home building and Renovation

If you are coming to Portugal either to buy a property or already own one you will no doubt be interested in the Home building and Renovation Show […]

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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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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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Solar power

 Solar power means different things to different people It could be that you are interested in green energy, getting paid from the state or having something for nothing. […]

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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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Looking out at the view over the castle

I was looking out at the view over the castle just sitting relaxing after lunch.       My life seems to have completely changed for the better […]

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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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An early start on a beautiful April morning

We are often up before the dawn and on our way to work all over Portugal. This fantastic view greeted us on an early start on a beautiful […]

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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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