Category Archives: Animals

Rainy Day

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REAL Toad-in-the-Hole

Now THAT’S a Toad in a Hole! Down the bottom of the garden in the sunflowers and sweetcorn lives a toad in a hole. When he hears the hose pipe in the mornings he comes out and puts his face … Continue reading

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My Little Pony

For my 40th birthday I wanted to do something I’ve always wanted to do. I wanted to go horse riding. I collect manure from a nearby alternative equestrian centre/holiday retreat run by Leisje and Joao. Ever envious of the comings … Continue reading

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Worth Every Minute

THE STORY OF ESTRELA THE DOG How cute the little puppy stray we brought into our home that day For warmth and comfort, food and play, that poorly little puppy stray. But not alone in life was she and brought … Continue reading

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Egg Sandwich

Self-sufficiency in the kitchen can sometimes become extremely samey. There are only so many ways to serve an egg sandwich at lunch time and pass it off as something more interesting than an egg sandwich. Yeah alright, it’s egg sandwich.  … Continue reading

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Sweet Memories

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The Swallows Nest

Here in Portugal the swallows arrive much earlier than in England- sometimes late February.  During the long summer months the sky is full of them. You can tell a lot from the swallows’ behaviour.  When rain’s due they fly close … Continue reading

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Double Yolkers

Double yolkers by Kevin Fluffly. Phwaw, that’s gotta hurt.

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Ooh, not for me thanks!

I have to say, being vegetarian, I don’t much like going into the butchers. But I’ll do it for the dog.  Even in Portugal, where waiting at the counter is an uncomfortable exchange of glances with things that look back … Continue reading

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Happy First Birthday

Happy First Birthday Senhor Kevin Fluffly-Twinkles! The sole survivor of a clutch of nine eggs between two broody hens. An only child raised by Mum, Auntie Penny… … And God Chicken. Quickly out-grew Knitted Friend… And grew and grew and … Continue reading

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