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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  • Sailing in the Algarve (Part 1) 8 months ago A dream come true… Learning to sail has always been something I’ve wanted to do.  It’s romantic: it’s just you, the boat, and the crew. To get from one place to another it has to be through the combined efforts and skills of you and your crewmates. You’re all in it together, and together...
  • Our Trip to Costa Nova 2 years ago Last week we made an overnight trip in Wendy, our motorhome, to the seaside town of Costa Nova. We’ve been working for 3 weeks straight on improving my home in Portugal so it was time to take a little break. Before we arrived in Costa Nova we stopped off in Aveiro, which is known as the […]
  • Meet 'Wendy' the motorhome! 2 years ago It has finally happened: my folks have become hippies! A few months ago when my parents were returning back to England for the winter they made the decision to purchase a motorhome from two of our very good friends. They were finding that the Santander-Portsmouth ferry crossing was getting harder...
  • What do I need to know about going abroad with my dog? 2 years ago Taking your dog abroad to Portugal or another European country and then bringing them back is pretty straightforward, if you know what you’re doing. If it’s the first time you’ve decided to take your dog on holiday or abroad with you then you really need to read up on what you should do....
  • Some Big News and Upcoming Plans 3 years 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...

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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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