Category Archives: Portugal

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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Transformation

During the distraction of the forest fire I had forgotten to remove those three big black-and-yellow-striped caterpillars with the red dots I’d seen on my parsley.  It was two days later that I plucked them off the bare stalks that … Continue reading

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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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Thumbs Up

The morning after the big forest fire here last week I phoned up a neighbouring expat in a hamlet over the other side of the valley, who had been on the receiving end of the northern extent of the fire.  … 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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