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Video: Poppy and one of her favourite past-times

This was one of those times where it seemed like a good idea at the time… until Poppy fell in. Poppy is perhaps one of the only dogs that I know of that does not know how to swim. She sinks. She doesn’t even try and doggie paddle, she just sinks with the look of […]

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Lunch with the Fidalgo Family

My parents recently had the Fidalgo family around for lunch. Do you remember the article about how we swapped 20 bamboo poles for 16 eggs and 3 batches of lettuce? Amelia has quickly become a good friend and on a weekly basis supplies my parents with all sorts of amazing foods from her garden, including tomatoes, […]

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I miss you, Portugal!

I just spent nearly an hour of my life watching an American guy go through a step-by-step process on making a table from a tree. He started by going to a furniture shop and saying “this table is way over priced. Oh, I know! I’ll just make my own” and then he warps back to […]

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Latest on the pool: It’s OK! Cancel the frogs and the fish, please!

It’s been two days since the chemicals were added to the pool and the pool has gone from green to clear. Yippy! So cancel the frogs, the fish and the ducks because we have a swimming pool, not an ecological pond (thanks a lot, Gonçalo)!   We were absolutely right about what had happened. The […]

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Finished! Here’s our nice green pool. Wait, what? GREEN?!

Last night we put the chemicals into the pool and this morning discovered that it had turned green! We’ve very new to the world of maintaining the chemical levels of pools, but after doing a little bit of research we’ve deducted that it should go back to blue or clear after a couple of days […]

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