Emma's House in Portugal.

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Emma's House in Portugal.
A blog about buying a ruin, building a house and eating a lot of pastries.
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  • adventures may not always turn out the way you expect them to, but they are still adventures, 3 days ago Kevin McCloud said, at the end of Man Made Home. Inevitably this blog would have something to say on the subject of Kevin McCloud, Grand Designs and Man Made Homes. I only vaguely recall Grand Designs being around before I bought my house in Portugal. Back then it was a show whose principal theme...
  • ode to the pizza pan 1 year ago You know how when you’ve decided to buy a new car then the old one starts falling apart? Like it’s pissed off and seeking attention? That’s what’s happening in our kitchen. A new kitchen has been on the cards for years, 6 years to be exact, but finally I can actually see it happening in...
  • douro decadence 1 year ago Luxury and Portugal didn’t seem to me like very compatible bedfellows, but I was wrong. What bliss there is to be discovered here! Luxury; discreet, surprising, original, charming. Here’s the paradox about the high life. It can feel so extremely impersonal. It can make you feel low. It can make...
  • hole in the wall: building update 1 year ago I know, I know. It’s been a long time. Life gets in the way sometimes. At the end of the last series, Emma was in Australia, working, recovering from back injury and suffering from the saudades. Well, she finally got home again, reunited with The One and back trying to make a palace from a...
  • petersham, little portugal 1 year ago I didn’t expect that a visit to “Little Portugal”, Petersham, Sydney would mean so much to me. I must have been infected by the condition of the Portuguese diaspora – that special form of saudades-homesickness where the sight of a proper pastel de nata induces tears. Of course, the...

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21:44 PM October 20, 2013

Really in depth understanding and love of rural Portugal and how the people live. Great character, hard working and completely unselfish. Love it.

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