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The kitchen in the apartment is ready!

For the past few months I’ve been living and working in British Columbia, Canada, and deeply neglecting my blog. My folks have been tirelessly slaving away working on the apartment and sending me photographs that have been building up in my e-mail inbox. Whoops! So what’s new? Well, the biggest news is that we finished the apartment […]

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The kitchen is now half-finished!

We’ve hit a great milestone with the new kitchen and the end is almost in sight! The last I wrote about it was that we had assembled the metal partition wall and had begun fixing the plasterboard to it. Since then, we’ve put up all the plasterboard, filled, smoothed, and painted over to create one smooth […]

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The attic bedroom is finished!

We’ve had two projects running side by side over the past few weeks. One is the new kitchen and the other is redecorating the attic bedroom in the apartment. The attic bedroom has been relatively untouched since we bought the house but as part of the apartment project we are giving it a lick of […]

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Tidying the garden up a bit

We’ve had blue skies and sunshine for the past few days and have been making the absolute most of it outdoors in the garden. This year we decided to clear the corner where the olive tree is and make it into a bit of a veggie patch. We cleared the nettles and the mess, prepared the soil […]

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How do you buy a car in Portugal?

The news is out: we just bought a Portuguese car! After coming and going to Portugal for the past few years we decided it was finally time to purchase a little car to use for short journeys out and about. The estate is overkill when going to the shops and we really take our life into […]

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