About

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.

My hobbies and interests include: cooking (as it would with a name like Piglet) I love experimenting with new recipes, gardening – I am determined to grow my own vegetables, photography (anything and everything), recycling in the home, the environment, painting, exploring Portugal and ‘virtual’ travel. I mention virtual travel as I love reading blogs about life in other countries – not tourist blogs but real people dealing with everyday situations. I also enjoy reading or surfing the net to support my hobbies and interests.

Write a book? Yes, but it will probably be a children’s book illustrated with my own drawings or photographs just for fun. We will see… In November 2012 I took part in the NaNoWriMo Chanllenge and started my first novel. Read more here

Since taking part in the challenge I have developed a passion for writing poetry and creative writing. One day, who knows I may even get something published! hmmm yes that was a little piggy flying past the window…

I am gradually adding a collection of videos on YouTube! – Please subscribe to stay tuned for latest updates!
YouTube – Piglet in Portugal

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!

55 responses to “About

  1. My wife and I are great Portugal and allotment fans, so I was very pleased to stumble upon your site. I look forward to future visits. Thanks for posting.

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  2. Hi, I came across your blog by looking on Africastoalgave blog and have clicked on like because I do like it.

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  3. 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….

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  5. 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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  6. How do I find your latest blog!!! 😉 Thanks!!!

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  7. 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.

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  8. Hello Portuguese piglet! Greetings from a Greek cow! 😛

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  9. 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.

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  10. ‘Piglet in Portugal’ this name aroused my curiosity ‘ Nice to know about you.

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  11. Hi Piglet!
    What a great blog you have here, there are tons of information for people that want to travel to Portugal! Which is GREAT!
    I’ve never been, but it’s definitely on my To-Do-List!
    -Piggie

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    • Piglet in Portugal

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

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  12. 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!

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  13. I am so glad that I found your blog!! I am subscribing immediately!

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  14. 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

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  15. Thank you – I really appreciate your blog!

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  16. An award/awards for you…just wanted to let you know…I think you deserve them all personally…but you choose:
    http://jobryantnz.wordpress.com/2012/12/13/tis-the-season/

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  17. 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.

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  18. Hey Piglet, I wanted to stop by and let you know that I nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogger Award. (http://aprobertsstories.wordpress.com/awards/super-sweet/)

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  19. Hi Piglet! What brought you to Portugal?

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  20. 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.

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  21. 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.

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  22. I was just scrolling down on the comments, and the “disparaging remark” one made me laugh out loud! Good on you for publishing that, it’s bloody hilarious 😉

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    • Hi,
      I had to read it several times in case someone was winding me up! LOL 🙂 But no I think they were serious and it’s all my fault Portugal is one of the P.I.G.S in the Pooh …

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      • 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…

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  23. 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… 🙂

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  24. Ah, the lovely language barriers, there is always a bit of humour in those. I lived in Korea for a few years, so I can relate

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  25. 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

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  26. Hi Piglet! We used to chat some time ago… are you still active and in the Algarve? Cheers, AJ

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