Driven To Distraction

Driving in Portugal can be quite the adventure… Full disclosure…I really don’t drive unless I absolutely have to and even then, I only drive very short distances and only to places I have been many, many times. The reason? Driving here can be somewhat intimidating and since we only have one car it’s a lotContinue reading “Driven To Distraction”

Sesimbra – Sun, Sand, Seafood

…and so much more… Before we permanently moved to Portugal in January 2020, we visited for the very first time in July 2019. On that exploratory trip, we visited Sesimbra. The real estate agent we met with suggested we consider it as a place to live, so we went to check it out. To helpContinue reading “Sesimbra – Sun, Sand, Seafood”

Alentejo Adventure (Part 3)

Horses, gin, cathedral roof tops, medieval castles, human bones, and ancient stones… Last week’s post summarized Day 2 of our Alentejo Adventure, which means this week’s post will wrap up our visit. Of the above list, we’ve now checked off cathedral roof tops, medieval castles, human bones and ancient stones – although two of thoseContinue reading “Alentejo Adventure (Part 3)”

Alentejo Adventure (Part 2)

Horses, gin, cathedral roof tops, medieval castles, human bones, and ancient stones… Hmmm…I didn’t make much of a dent in the above list in last week’s blog post – except for the medieval castles…we hit two of those in one day. But, this week’s post includes ancient stones, human bones, and cathedral roof tops, soContinue reading “Alentejo Adventure (Part 2)”

Alentejo Adventure (Part 1)

Horses, gin, cathedral roof tops, medieval castles, human bones, and ancient stones… As I gingerly ease myself into a chair to begin sharing the details associated with the above list, the first thing I want to do is acknowledge how difficult it is to get on (and off) a horse. If you don’t ride horsesContinue reading “Alentejo Adventure (Part 1)”

On the Hunt

Break out the credit card, honey! It’s time to shop… When we arrived in Portugal last year, we were so grateful to find a furnished apartment within a few days of looking. Not only was it furnished, everything was brand new – furniture, rugs, artwork, window coverings, and decorative items. And, they were attractive andContinue reading “On the Hunt”

We’re Moving!

Wait! What? Why?! We weren’t planning on moving, but it all came together really fast. The whole process was kind of crazy. Oh…and we’re not moving back to the US, just to the next town. Knowing that we like where we live, you might be wondering why we have decided to move. Good question. WeContinue reading “We’re Moving!”

A 4th Edition of…

As always, gird your loins, I’m all over the place… Inequality of the sexes… Not too long ago, I was sitting at the kitchen table thinking about how really crappy it is that at the tender age of 12 or 13 girls have to deal with monthly menstruations (stay with me…) which includes cramping, headaches,Continue reading “A 4th Edition of…”

Captivating Cascais

Always have a Plan B… Soooo, at the end of last week’s blog I promised pictures of the Palácio e Jardins do Marquês de Pombal. Won and I got up Tuesday morning and got ourselves ready. We took Sweet Pea for an extended walk to tire her out and dropped her back at home. BeforeContinue reading “Captivating Cascais”

One Down, One to Go!

…we are checking “Getting our vaccines” off the to do list… I know not everyone has had a seamless experience when trying to get a vaccine, but the process Won and I had went pretty flawlessly. Late last year, when news that vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency would begin flowing into the countryContinue reading “One Down, One to Go!”