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Projects 2015: The Table

I’ve just got back from an epic 3-week holiday that started on a canal boat in Oxford and ended with a road trip around to Scotland. I’ve driven 2,000 miles in less than a week and I actually feel like I need to take another break to recover from doing so much! I’ll write a […]

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Flying high in the Sky Garden

Last week we went to the Sky Garden in Coimbra, Central Portugal. We spent about 3 hours climbing trees and flying around on zip lines before having a little wander around the University city of Coimbra. We’ve been there a few times now, so here is a mix of photos of our trip to the […]

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Projects 2015: Progress report on the Apartment

For the past month we’ve been working every day on the apartment and we’ve made so much progress! The new stairs are in place, the bathroom is completed and the furniture has been slowly arriving. Actually, the only thing left to do is fit the kitchen. The first job was to have the stairs fitted. A huge […]

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Easter Time in Portugal (2015)

Easter is a time for huge celebrations in Portugal and that is certainly true in the village where my parents live. On Good Friday there were loud bangers (like fireworks but without the prettiness) going off from early morning until very late at night. Poppy parked herself in her favourite position under the kitchen table and considered leaving […]

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Scrappy shearing, gardening and the generosity of neighbours

Once again my heart is warmed by how generous the Portuguese are. Within a day of getting to Portugal my parents had their neighbours popping by and welcoming them back. They brought fruit and veg around, such as these oranges: These were promptly squeezed into orange juice! Mmmm! One of our closest neighbours, Amelia, made a […]

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