Piglet put the kettle on…

Piglet put the kettle on Piglet put the kettle on, Piglet put the kettle on we all want some tea... Except we won’t have some tea because the pigging thing won’t work. A couple of months ago we had a problem with our kettle. Now in the grander scheme of things a dodgy kettle is... Continue Reading →

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Portugal: Growing Fruit and Vegetables – October

Here we are hurtling towards the end of October enjoying the sun when autumn arrived quite suddenly. One minute we are swimming in the sea and enjoying temperatures of 25C while the cloudless blue sky suggested not a hint of rain and then it turned cold and wet... I should have known better, our wedding... Continue Reading →

Is Bullfighting “Wrong”?

The theme for this week's WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is "Wrong". I often reflect on the heated and ongoing debate about the traditional spectacle of bullfighting which is popular in several countries including Spain and Portugal. While some people refer to bullfighting as an "Art" others refer to it as "Sport". Either way should people... Continue Reading →

Portugal: Growing Fruit and Vegetables in July

You certainly reap what you sow! I've devoted hours tending my vegetable garden this month and I'm now reaping the benefits with an abundant crop of tomatoes, lettuce, radish, carrots, peppers, red cabbage and French green beans. The crops are fed at regular intervals with the MiracleGro kindly donated by a friend. However, I can't... Continue Reading →

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside (an old English pub)

The theme for this week's WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is "Inside" In 2011, stranded in the UK due to the volcanic ash cloud we took the opportunity to visit many old towns and villages in the Cotswolds. Rather than taking their quaint charm for granted we viewed the architecture with fresh eyes and appreciated its... Continue Reading →

Piglet meets up with fellow blogger Sami from Australia!

On Monday I met with one of my blogging buddies Sami of  "sami's colourfulworld". Sami lives in Perth, Western Australia and was in Portugal visiting family. When she suggested she delivered the prize I'd won on her 100th blog POST and GIVEAWAY in person, I was absolutely delighted! It felt surreal to chat face-to-face rather... Continue Reading →

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