Through my blog I share situations or ‘things’ that make me laugh or cry from the bizarre to the ridiculous along with the challenges faced due to language or cultural misunderstandings.

A gardening and succulent obsessed creative spirit my hobbies and interests also include:  poetry, cooking, , photography, upcycling in the home, environmental issues, painting, mosaics, exploring Portugal and ‘virtual’ travel. I mention virtual travel as I love to read blogs about life in other countries.

In the last few years I have developed a passion for poetry. I’ve already had one poem published in an anthology and another in a travel magazine. I now need to get off my butt and submit to some of the online literary mags.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me:
pigletinportugal [@] gmail.com

26/06/2012 Whoops I forgot to tick the allow comments box!

Why the name Piglet in Portugal? Simple, I adore pigs!

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  1. Called around here again… just to have another look-see.
    Yes… I dream… one day when I grow up… to sit on a beach in the Alentajo, sipping wine… braaiing meat and watching the big ball of red dropping into the Atlantic!! 😉


  2. Hello Ms PiP.

    I noted that you “liked” my most recent coffee share post and with a name like yours, I had to learn something of the person behind it. Thanks for reading my post and I hope you decide to stop back around for a few nostalgic laughs in my story collection.

    My blogging project is not normal, but I produce 10 minute reads, based on actual autobiographical events from my childhood or now even later in life. They only need to be short and funny. (Well a couple of inspirational essays did sneak in, but most should leave you smiling or (hopefully) laughing out loud. I don’t do daiy posts, but for my occasional story, I’d love to count you among my readers. Please bring a great sense of humor and we should get on quite well. If you find some you like, I do allow sharing and am almost always looking for new friends around the globe.

    I’m still working to earn my keep and need to get back to it, but hope to find the time to circle back to get more of a glimpse of one fertile mind in either Portugal or Spain.

    Warmest regards,

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    1. Hello, Garry. Thank you for stopping by and introducing yourself. Yes, I’d love to read more of your stories so have added you to the list of blogs I follow. I have been told I do have a great sense of humour so we should get on well.


  3. It looks good. But I didn’t see it before the spring clean. One thing I’d say is that pigs don’t surf: could your tagline be ‘Wallowing in life one day at a time’? Just a thought : ) (def need darker text for tagline)

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  4. Hi Piglet – I did a writing course with you in the Holiday Inn, Amancil da Pera a couple of years ago. I have now designed and written a website on ‘Unknown Portugal – the Wild Southwest’ which features activities, places to visit, places to stay, food and wine, markets and events. See http://www.unknownportugal.com. If you would like your blog to be seen on there could you promote my site to your visitors? Let me know either way – be great to hear from you! Cherry


  5. Hello.
    Nice and funny blog. Me and my wife are thinking of buying an holidayhouse/ apartment in Algarve, We are not sure where to buy. We spent some holidays in Alvor, and Albufeira but i dont like all the touristhouses in this areas 🙂 Do you have a suggestion for the “Perfect” Place 🙂 ? We like Reading, cyckling and walking.. and thinking… 🙂


      1. For goodness sake!!! Some people 😉
        I’m in Portugal at the moment, for the first time (except for having been to Madeira once). Christmas week in Lisbon. I like it! Although, I’ve just been pickpocketed for the first time in my life, could have done without that…


  6. hi … I have nominated you for an award which celebrates the fact your posts are ‘long enough to cover everything and short enough to keep them interesting’. Hope you can accept. The details of the award are here http://www.sandcastlesinportugal.com – Thank you for my award! All you need to do if you accept is write 8 facts about yourself and nominate 8 blogs that you feel should have this award, and let them know.


  7. I`m portuguese and feel insulted by the name Piglet in Portugal.
    Not to mention, (PIGS) an acronym used in economics and finance. Originating in the 1990s, the term usually refers to the economies of Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain, four economies of southern Europe.
    With the onset of the European sovereign-debt crisis, Ireland became associated with the term, either replacing Italy or as a second I (PIIGS). Sometimes a second G (PIGGS or PIIGGS), for Great Britain, was also added.

    It`s a disparaging remark.


  8. Hello PiP thank you for passing by my blog and liking one of my posts. I am spending some pleasurable moments exploring your blog. The post on Bullfighting particularly all the discussion is fascinating.


  9. Love your blog! Just want to know if Portugal charges taxes on retirement income – if you live in Portugal and receive a retirement income from your former country does the Portuguese government tax that income? Thank you! Robin


  10. Just wanted to let you know I have nominated you for the Reader Appreciation Award. I hope this will be welcome news for you. If you prefer not to accept the award, I certainly understand, but I hope you will visit the other nominees, and they will visit you, just the same. To see the other nominees and rules for accepting the award, please visit my post at http://wp.me/p2ekZU-Pt – All the best!


    1. Ola fellow Piggie 😉 Portugal is a great place escpecially for holidays. Hope it’s somewhere near the top of your to do list 🙂


  11. Nice to meet you! I am enjoying becoming acquainted with your blog.Portugal fascinates me–perhaps i will visit some day. What an interesting life.


  12. how interesting!! I want to move to southern Spain and Portugal is right next door. am hoping to explore more of Portugal once we move so I look forward to checking out your blog.


      1. thanks! it’s still 7-8 years from now and some days (today!!) it feels like I’m not going to make it! We would like to live in Málaga. 🙂 here’s hopin’!!


  13. Just wanted to let you know I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. I hope this will be welcome news for you. If you prefer not to accept the award, I certainly understand, but I hope you will visit the other nominees, and they will visit you, just the same. To see more about the award and accepting this nomination, please visit my post at http://wp.me/p2ekZU-E4. All the best!

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  14. Hi piglet ( oh I just love piglet from Winnie the pooh) thank you for liking my post. I too love to cook and write and take photos and travel. I live in Australia but have visited the Algarve (to play golf). It is a beautiful part of the world. Happy blogging….


      1. Sorry but I haven’t been blogging for long so I’m not too sure what you mean by reader option. I’ll check my settings, hope you enjoy my blog as much as I enjoy yours.


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