Category Archives: Visits


we’ve been blessed with the most amazing weather lately, very cold nights but bright and sunny days and therefore spectacular sunsets, although we are a bit tucked in to the mountains here at home, a short drive up and we … Continue reading

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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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knobs and knockers

I’ve been taking photos of knobs and knockers, not all from Portugal, but anyway. I liked the idea and I like both the words; knobs and knockers, meaning of which, is lost in translation as I discovered when in France … Continue reading

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kill it, cook it, eat it

well it should be buy it, cook it, eat it, but kill it sounds more aliterate. One of the things I love about the markets here is the food. Normally it’s just chicken and chips, which is always good and … Continue reading

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a very english tea

Ingredients: A kind friends’ gardenguestsgood weathercucumber sandwichesegg mayonaise sandwichesfairy cakesscones, strawberry jam and clotted creamshortbread biscuitsfondant fanciestea cakespots and pots of teaa vintage english cara very english dogand loads of wisteriaoh and a godson yum yum and thank you

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Caramullo car museum

There is no shortage of stuff to do here, just a shortage of time to do it. Thank god for visitors who make us take time off to see what else is out there…..

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