Tag Archives: Portugal

EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT STICKS

My continuing efforts to inform and educate are not halted because I’m in Surfugal. There is no particular wrong and right end of a stick to get hold of. In very basic terms it depends on whether you want to poke someone in the eye or club them over the head. This particular stick has […]

LIFE AT CABRIL

Stone the crows! Vigilance is essential 24/7 just in case Tango or Penfold steps out of line … … or they attempt to go for a walk down to the gorge without them. Getting stoned at the gorge has gone viral with passer-bys constantly adding their artistic efforts. This ever changing landscape now include works […]

FROM THE SUBLIME TO THE DELICIOUS

It isn’t only castles that float in the sky over here in Surfugal … … and, if you know where to look, you can find a Pukka pie. I am ninja Daddy Papersurfer and have explained weight gain … nom nom nom.

DOUBLE ENTENDRES

This is a picture of the diques that protect the river mouth at Portimao … … and turning through 180º there is this growth that looks like an inquisitive ostrich. Sometimes I feel as though I’m surrounded by … oh never mind.

THE DANGERS OF TRAVEL

One of the recurring dangers of flying to Surfugal is the possibility of suffering a DVT. It would appear that last night I suffered from one. A double. As you probably know a DVT [Deep Vein Trombonitis] usually manifests itself with one leg, or in extreme cases both, suddenly getting longer and then shorter, resulting […]

A STICKY SITUATION

One of the many delights of Surfugal is that the Water Board turn off the water for repair works with no warning at all. It’s nearly lunchtime now and there’s been no water since we woke up. There are long forgotten parts of my body that are sticking together causing some discomfort and shock that […]

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN

We’re off to Surfugal. Obviously my job is to annoy Penfold, Tango and Papersurfer Junior – a responsibility I take extremely seriously. Lo, she is a terrible Goddess will graciously provide the opportunity for them to worship her again. Please enjoy my holiday as much as I shall. *checks bags* … itching powder – whoopee […]

REASONS TO WORSHIP – PART 3

A rare photo of Lo, she is a terrible Goddess checking something or other on her iPod Touch in the apartment in Surfugal. She pops down to a café in the square at Ferrugudo and loads up ‘stuff’ on her fangled contraption. She returns to our apartment and then spends a lot of time ‘tutting’. […]

FLEXIBILITY

The selection of wines in Portugal has always been a bit of a disappointment. The reds, unless you go into the very expensive section, are to my taste rather robust – or in other words ‘rough’. The white wines also have a tendency to strip the stomach lining; there was a Vino Verde bottled for […]

I NEED HELP WITH MY ACCENT

Can someone tell me how to say what this? I’m also having trouble with this …. This one is easy though ….. it’s a ‘Schnitzel’. (Schnitzel? Hmmm. That one looks as though it’ll need 7/8 mins at 250˚. Lo,TG Ed) .