Category Archives: Life

Mushroom Festival

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Knowing that I am a big fan of fungus, I had been kindly invited to go along to the Alcaide Mushroom Festival        …with my good friends Mike and Julie.  I say ‘good friends’, as the journey there was long … Continue reading

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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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Rainy Day

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After The Fire

It’s over two weeks now since the fire. It’s the first time I’ve ventured out to try to see the extent of the damage, having attempted it on day three and fled back home at the disturbing sights and smells … Continue reading

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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

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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?!

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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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