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Sailing in the Algarve (Part 1)

Laura on board the Firefly

A dream come true… Learning to sail has always been on my skill bucket list and last August I finally managed to tick it off.  I’m starting to really subscribe to the mindset that if you don’t schedule it, then it simply won’t happen. I knew that I wanted to learn to sail, but where […]

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Our Trip to Costa Nova

The colourful houses in Costa Nova

Last week we made an overnight trip in Wendy, our motorhome, to the seaside town of Costa Nova. We’ve been working for 3 weeks straight on improving my home in Portugal so it was time to take a little break. Before we arrived in Costa Nova we stopped off in Aveiro, which is known as the […]

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Meet ‘Wendy’ the motorhome!

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 […]

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What do I need to know about going abroad with my dog?

Thumbnail for the pet passport

Taking your dog abroad to Portugal or another European country and then bringing them back is pretty straightforward, if you know what you’re doing. If it’s the first time you’ve decided to take your dog on holiday or abroad with you then you really need to read up on what you should do. Simply put, […]

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New year, new website!

Snow on the Serra da Estrela mountains

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 […]

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Goodbye England, hello Portugal!

Looking out of the plane window on an easyJet plane

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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