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Meet ‘Wendy’ the motorhome!

It has finally happened: my folks have become hippies! A few months ago when my parents were returning back to England for the winter they made the decision to purchase a motorhome from two of our very good friends. They were finding that the Santander-Portsmouth ferry crossing was getting harder for the dogs to manage […]


New year, new website!

Happy 2017 everyone! This is my first post of the year, oh boy! It’s been a while since I last posted. What’s new? One big change is that I’ve redesigned the website as I was getting pretty tired of the old look. Hopefully you guys agree that the new look is a vast improvement on the […]


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 […]


Here’s my big fat goal for 2014!

Jon holding the Christmas tree as the pine needles fall off it

I hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas and a Happy New Year. My Christmas highlight was Dad tipping over a full glass of red wine all over our Christmas dinner (before we started eating), so we had red roast potatoes with red turkey :) Here’s the Christmas dinner before we all sat down, unfortunately I […]


Video: Poppy and one of her favourite past-times

Poppy the Border Collie sat by the swimming pool

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 […]


When I was in Africa, I saw…

A lion in Africa

I’m sure you would all rather be reading about Portugal right now but I have so many Africa stories to tell and a ridiculous amount of animal photos to share (I’ll only share the best!)! Before we begin: We went through several reserves and in every reserve there were signs like this, unsurprisingly. My favourite […]