Category Archives: village life

summer

not that i want to wish my life away, but it looks like summer is nearly over……thank god…… looking back over my photos, i don’t seem to have done very much, other than a very stressful trip back to the … Continue reading

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some things I like about Portugal

The total lack of health and safety nerve wracking and awesomely liberating team work tree down, traffic jam, get out of car, cut tree up, move to side of road, job done getting on with it(ness) women still do a … Continue reading

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dis boot and das boot

It feels like an age has passed and I haven’t written a  thing, not even thought about writing a thing. Sometimes it’s like that, we wait for inspiration, we forget that we are waiting, we get on with our lives. … Continue reading

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loaves and fishes

wonderful things happen when you send your husband to the bread van, he comes back very bouyant, having seen one of these: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apatura_iris and received some of these:  from his favourite old lady so, for lunch today we had fresh … Continue reading

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blue is the colour

first of all, sorry for my absence, there’s no excuse, except that we have been dealing with on-going issues with the dogs, which seems to have taken up quite a lot of my time not to mention money…..but thankfully they … Continue reading

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spring has sprung…..

…..and then it sort of went away again. It did peak a bit early with temperatures in the mid twenties, which is a bit odd given that it was only February and it went from 6 to 26 in less … Continue reading

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festa-ing

We never take any time off together, or go anywhere together for that matter, so we decided that this year we would visit all the Festas in our area. Every weekend from July until the beginning of September most of … Continue reading

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