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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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The latest update after a long, wet winter

My parents arrived in Portugal a couple of weeks ago and have since been tidying up the house after a long and wet winter. It will take many weeks just before the house feels straight and homely again but we’re making great progress every day. So where are things at? Algae has grown on the […]

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Goodbye England, hello Portugal!

At 7am this morning I was on an Easyjet flight out of Gatwick heading towards Porto. I left behind a beautiful morning in England and stepped off the plane into torrential rain and thunder. This is a trip that I have made around this time for the past few years and this must be the […]

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