Piglet in Portugal

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Piglet in Portugal
A semi-humorous account of everyday life and travel in Portugal (by Piglet in Portugal)
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  • Growing Strawberries in January 3 weeks ago In the Western Algarve growing strawberries in January is relatively easy. Dare I say we do not have ground frost and temperatures can reach a high of 18c during the day and from between 2C to 12C at night. I … Continue reading →
  • Fake Flowers on Cacti - What a Con. Buyer BEWARE!!! 2 months ago One of my pet peeves is the straw flowers they add to cacti. Not only is it cruel to stick a sharp stick into the flesh of the cacti it is misleading to the unsuspecting buyer. This is one of … Continue reading →
  • Using Sulfato de Magnésio (Epsom Salts) in the Garden 3 months ago In my quest to use as many natural products in the garden as possible I consulted Google and found this imformative article by Backyard Boss who kindly gave me permission to repost some of the article here.   WHAT ARE … Continue reading →
  • Paraiso Artesano - Pottery Shop, Vila do Bispo, Algarve 3 months ago When you drive from Lagos along the N125 towards Sagres after about 20 kms you will discover the most amazing and probably one of the best selections of pottery on the Algarve. It is the second pottery shop on the left-hand … Continue reading →
  • Pachypodium Lamerei - Madagascar Cactus Palm 4 months ago I have a delightful new addition to my cacti/succulent family. It was a present from some dear friends who attended the Mediterranean Garden Show in the Eastern Algarve. They know I love quirky, so they bought me quirky. Thank you … Continue reading →

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  • Moving to Portugal - 5 Things to Consider Writing Contest October 2012 This article is not about moving to Portugal viewed through rose-tinted spectacles because although the sun shines, the beaches are stunning, the wine and beer are cheap Portugal has warts as well. The information below is based on personal...

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Website Reviews » There are 3 reviews on Piglet in Portugal

Sami Veloso
16:02 PM October 15, 2012

I love Piglet´s posts, they always make me smile. She has a good writing style and a great way to portray life in Portugal.

Lindsay De Feliz
21:10 PM November 18, 2012

great blog which covers a whole variety of topics from Portugal to gardening to recipes and to life. Beautifully written and described - I especially love the gardening posts.

Aisha From Expatlogue
21:03 PM December 05, 2012

Wonderful to see you here! You already know I love your blog - it feels like sitting down talking to you. A distinctive voice and a great sense of humor make it a perfect accompaniment to my morning coffee! You invariably set me up for the day :-)

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