The blocks we will use to put steps into the swimming pool
Apartment
Laura Bailey

Some Big News and Upcoming Plans

The main project last year was the conversion of the old part of the house into an apartment. It was a huge undertaking as we repurposed rooms and fitted both a kitchen and bathroom from scratch. By mid-summer last year it was complete enough for friends and family to come and

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Gardening photos after the winter
Gardening
Laura Bailey

A Zillion Photos of the Garden in Spring

I was going to post about our plans for the year, but it’s a beautiful day here so I went around the garden and snapped a bunch of photos of the garden. This photo below is taken looking towards the atrium. The white flags on the ground are where the

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Snow on the Serra da Estrela mountains
My Home in Portugal
Laura Bailey

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

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After we removed the bamboo bush
Gardening
Laura Bailey

Good riddance to the bamboo bush!

Late last Autumn we finally said good riddance to the bamboo bush: It was a shame to say goodbye because we use the bamboo in the garden to support other growing plants and also give it to our neighbours, but it was simply becoming very hard to maintain/tame. So it

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