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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  • Learning the Lingo! 1 day ago Originally posted on Piglet in Portugal: Learn the “Lingo” or live life in an “Expat Bubble”! I am a great advocate of the fact that when you move to a new country you ‘attempt’ to gain, at the very least, a basic understanding of both language and culture. Without this ‘basic’...
  • #PetPeeve: Do You Have Feet Like Pig's Trotters? 2 days ago One of my personal pet peeves are my square stumpy feet. They resemble pig’s trotters and make me feel like one of Cinderella’s ugly sisters. It’s official: I hate shopping for boots. Why? Most standard shoe retailers, such as Guimaraes, only seem to focus on women with Cinderella feet, so if...
  • Street Art Depicting Fadista, Amália Rodrigues, Brejão (Alentejo) 4 days ago While driving through the sleepy village of Brejão in the Alentejo, we happened upon the most amazing street art painted on the side elevation of several houses. Curious to discover more I took several photographs and sent them to my Portuguese blogging buddy, Sami, in Oz. Sami quickly identified...
  • A Carpet of Poppies to Commemorate WWI Centenary 6 days ago There is a campaign to create a “carpet of poppies” in different countries across the world to mark 100 years since the end of the World War I. Can we create a campaign across the net, a link of poppies across the blogosphere? Centenary Commemorations for The First World War started on 28 July...
  • A Great Way to Display Cacti and Succulents in Pots 1 week ago What came first the chicken or the egg? My passion for mosaics developed way beyond the initial Introduction to Mosaics course after my general interest in growing succulents and cacti became a full-blown passion and I expanded my collection. Or maybe I always had the mosaic bug, but lacked...

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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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