Brighter days

Castelo construction

It’s sunny here in Portugal now, enough to get a sunburn if you’re not careful. Certainly warmer that the UK and with less of a chance of rain. […]

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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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Jaw dropping steak

I had a jaw dropping steak experience last night. An old building in a nearby market town had been gutted and re built into a two story restaurant. […]

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local Portuguese people

Do you know what the local Portuguese people think of you?   I came across this excellent blog the other day by Frank Nice “Foreign Footsteps” Insights, Tips, […]

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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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Portuguese builders

Recently I was talking to some Portuguese friends both are builders one owns a firm which solely constructs swimming pools and has completed over 700. The other is […]

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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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Building and renovating houses in Portugal

I have been a property developer (new build, renovate and sell) and have also ran a large construction business helping people achieve their dream property in Portugal. Recently […]

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