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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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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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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River of flowers

Walking our dog in the Rabacal valley at the weekend and as we were having the first hot day of the year we decided to give the dog […]

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Decay at the coast

Lunch at the coast was very nice at the weekend. We chose to go to a favorite seafood restaurant near Nazere on a very cold Saturday lunchtime in […]

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Palm Trees

Palm trees are one of the things that I like about Portugal the other is cicadas To hear that unmistakeable sound go to http://www.cicadamania.com/audio/    it will make you […]

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Thursday was a good day

Thursday was a good day – a very good day A couple of months ago a friend asked me if I would like to go fly fishing with […]

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Designing your own home

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Inspiration

Inspiration It’s a little strange being a builder. You get to enjoy building all these nice homes and garden features that are usually the ideas or personal taste […]

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Get ready for spring with a garden Pergola

Pergola We are asked to build a lot of pergolas, sunshades, barbeque areas and outside kitchens. The main rush starts around now with people getting ready for spring […]

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