Category Archives: Portugal

A VIEWING SUGGESTION

For those people who can’t get beyond wondering why I use rubber ducks a lot this might help. Imagine the duck is a person, even perhaps, yourself. Anyway, this piece is called ‘This is What Ducks Do’ and is made from very heavy limestone and a rubber duck. Technically it was quite tricky to make […]

YER REAL PORTUGAL

There’s yer real peeps, left winged with a touch of right and a dose of liberalism, that can only exist in the ‘real’ of whatever country they’ve invaded temporarily. This is a ‘real’ Portuguese patio. We’re getting used to it. .

IT NEVER RAINS IN PORTUGAL

GOOD FRIDAY

The view from the balcony.

LET’S SHAKE ON IT

By this time next week, with good luck and a following wind, we should be ensconced in a our pad in Portugal. I’m looking forward to seeing our neighbours Seena and Amorim. Immediately next door to us is their barn and October is when Amorim fires up his still and makes a rather nice hooch. […]

LACK OF COMMUNICATION

One of the things I love about Portugal is the inability to converse with the natives. As we all know the majority of the spoken word is wasted on expressing opinions of little worth, silly banter and boring anecdotes. (Avid readers fall into a different category …. obviously). I’m very pleased to keep my communication […]