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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  • Weekly Smile: Rain Glorious Rain! 2 weeks ago We spent the week dodging heavy rain and admiring rainbows. Socially-distanced meetups with friends were canceled and then rearranged at the last minute when the sun dodged the clouds and made a brief appearance. Water butts brimmed to overflowing and the long-awaited rain sounded like music to my...
  • Weekly Smile: Mobility! 1 month ago Over the last few weeks, my mobility after a total knee replacement operation eight weeks ago has plateaued. Despite physical therapy twice a week and plenty of home exercise my knee bend has not improved beyond 90 degrees. Yes, I managed to dispense with one crutch but the lack of muscle around my...
  • SoS: The Last Flowers of Summer 1 month ago The temperatures this week have dropped dramatically as the autumn breeze brings an icy chill. Although our weather station still records temperatures in the low twenties during the day, step away from the shelter of the terrace then shorts and sleeveless tops are quicky replaced for warmer...
  • Grandparents Live in the Mobile Phone 1 month ago I am convinced our youngest grandson thinks we live in his Dad’s phone. Thanks to the Coronavirus, we haven’t seen him since November 2019 when he was just nine months old. I doubt, given his age, he can relate to us in terms of flesh and blood – we are just characters like people on......
  • Garden Diary: Fruit and Veg Challenges - October 1 month ago This week has brought further gardening challenges as my lack of mobility still hinders progress working in the garden. Last week I made a ‘muscle’ job list of work that we would probably need to employ some help with lifting and heavy digging. But as I wandered around the garden I realized...

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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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