My Home in Portugal

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My Home in Portugal
In March 2013 my parents retired, they put their two dogs in the back of the car and drove to Portugal to begin their new life. This blog is about their home in Portugal, their day-to-day life and my own adventures.
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  • Some Big News and Upcoming Plans 8 months ago The main project last year was the conversion of the old part of the house into an apartment. It was a huge undertaking as we repurposed rooms and fitted both a kitchen and bathroom from scratch. By mid-summer last year it was complete enough for friends and family to come and stay and let us know...
  • A Zillion Photos of the Garden in Spring 8 months ago I was going to post about our plans for the year, but it’s a beautiful day here so I went around the garden and snapped a bunch of photos of the garden. This photo below is taken looking towards the atrium. The white flags on the ground are where the bamboo bush used to be. […] The post A...
  • New year, new website! 8 months ago 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...
  • Good riddance to the bamboo bush! 1 year ago Late last Autumn we finally said good riddance to the bamboo bush: It was a shame to say goodbye because we use the bamboo in the garden to support other growing plants and also give it to our neighbours, but it was simply becoming very hard to maintain/tame. So it had to go! In its place...
  • Fitting the 'runway' lights 1 year ago I’m visiting my parents for a few weeks and helping them with jobs around the house. There is always something that needs doing. One of the jobs we set out to do in the Spring was to fit lights on the wall surrounding the pool. We dubbed them the ‘runway’ lights quite early on, as during...

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Alan Tapsell
16:21 PM July 29, 2016

I think this is a great blog, very encouraging, we would like to do something similar but smaller scale, alternating between the two countries, maybe a long term let of a quinta rather than outright purchase, keep blogging and encouraging 'wannabees' like me!! :-) Alan

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