Category Archives: house

CBBH Photo Challenge – Windows

October’s CBBH Photo Challenge already long gone, I personally believe it’s better late than never!  This is one of my lounge windows out onto the street. I think this photo speaks for itself.  (But only in Portuguese). I once overheard … Continue reading

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CBBH Photo Challenge – Repetition

I appear to have been challenged by my friend Julie Dawn Fox in Portugal (an excellent expat travel writer), to join the CBBH Photo Challenge. September’s theme is (and very nearly ‘was’) REPETITION. From an utter inability to think of … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening, Growing, Homegrown Produce, House Renovation, Vegetables | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

A Wake-up Call

What do you do when somebody shouts up at your bedroom window at six-thirty in the morning the word: ‘FOGO!’? … when you race out of the front gates and are faced with a wall of fire? You don’t panic, … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Forest, Forest fires, house, Life, Portugal, Village | 2 Comments

The Story So Far

Want to relocate to Portugal? Don’t know how to do it?  Read a book: Ok, the last book doesn’t really count yet – but we can dream, can’t we?!

Posted in Emigrating, House Renovation, Life, Portugal | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Chickens, Eggs, Food, Homegrown Produce, kitchen, Portugal

Sweet Memories

Posted in Animals, Culture, Dog Food, Dogs, kitchen, Portugal

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

Posted in Animals, Building, house, House Renovation, Life, Portugal, Swallows