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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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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The Guy or Girl in the Street

Will 2015 be the worst year to date for the average Portuguese person? I do understand that it is very difficult to identify “the average” of anything and […]

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What’s the world coming too

Is a phrase my Granddad used to use. He was from the World War 1 era so had seen a few changes in his life time not all […]

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Meeting People

Living in Portugal gives you many different ways to experience new kinds of  social events and the opportunity of meeting people. Being unable to speak Portuguese is not […]

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man cave

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Winter work that can't be delayed

Early January 2014, The land around Penela is waterlogged and the vines are dormant. I was having a conversation with a friend about the quality of last year’s […]

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A walk in November

I was walking along the countryside roads around the village yesterday just enjoying the bright warm (18 degrees) November weather and I came upon this cheery sight.   […]

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Five things to look for when buying a property in Portugal

Five things to look for when buying a property in Portugal My son suggested that I use my property buying, construction knowledge and experience to help people who […]

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Something is brewing in central Portugal

Late September Those of us lucky enough to live here full time will have noticed that although the days are very warm the nights are cooling down now […]

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