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"Sinking into Portugal" is one person’s view of living in this wonderful part of the world having lived here for over ten years I feel that I am very slowly sinking into rural Portugal's lifestyle and culture. More Info

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Brighter days

March 15, 2017 by johntidey

It’s sunny here in Portugal now, enough to get a sunburn if you’re not careful. Certainly warmer that the UK and with less of a chance of rain. One of… Read more…

Life-saving lasagna

January 16, 2017 by johntidey

Life-saving lasagna   Lasagna it’s life-saving lasagna !!! if like me you finished your New Year celebrations at 4:30 AM   We attended the New Year celebrations with a group… Read more…

Jaw dropping steak

October 28, 2016 by Harry

I had a jaw dropping steak experience last night. An old building in a nearby market town had been gutted and re built into a two story restaurant. The interior… Read more…

Ranting Taxi Drivers

October 12, 2016 by Harry

What about the customers! I watched with some amusement and disbelief the very biased TV coverage throughout the whole day. The Portuguese Taxi driver protest over UBER was big news…. Read more…

Most often asked questions

August 16, 2016 by Harry

  Most often asked questions? I was chatting to Kelvin the Managing Director of a Portuguese construction company recently and he told me that The most often asked questions his… Read more…

The plight of the Ten Percenter’s

July 13, 2016 by Harry

When we talk about the resent Brexit vote there are distinctly two sides those for and against. Most people would agree the real information pushed at us by the government… Read more…

Put to the test

June 7, 2016 by Harry

I had a call from a friend the other day he wanted me to look at a problem that he had inside his house. (I am a retired builder who… Read more…

local Portuguese people

May 11, 2016 by Harry

Do you know what the local Portuguese people think of you?   I came across this excellent blog the other day by Frank Nice “Foreign Footsteps” Insights, Tips, and Advice,… Read more…

old Portuguese houses

April 11, 2016 by Harry

  Browsing the internet the other day I was looking at old Portuguese houses. The ones sometimes called Solars. They usually have white painted render and very decorative door frames,… Read more…

Home Insulation in Portugal

April 7, 2016 by Harry

I have mentioned Home Insulation before but it is worth mentioning it again. Just in case you are not aware of this most houses and apartments in Portugal are not… Read more…