Hiking

The goats who stare at men

August 29, 2018 Jack 0

The small unit has been tracking our progress through the ravine for some time, keeping level and matching our pace whilst remaining out of sight. […]

Europe

An average day in the life at our Portuguese quinta

August 22, 2018 Jack 0

Coffee and a bowl of fruit (bananas from Madeira, mango and pineapple from former Portuguese colonies, local cherries which are just at the end of their season) are eaten on the back terrace in the company of two black cats who look as sleepy as we do… […]

Alentejo

Land of discoveries, Evora in Portugal

August 20, 2018 Jack 0

I’m currently engrossed in ‘Conquerors – How Portugal Forged the First Global Empire’. It is an enthralling account of Portugal’s thirst for discovery, and riches. As the pages turn I jump between open-mouthed admiration of […]

Europe

Before you escape to the continent

August 13, 2018 Jack 0

From internet speeds to where to buy cream for mossie bites, these are some of the important aspects of living abroad we’d want to know the answers to about any potential destination. […]

Europe

Up close, Alpersbach in the Black Forest

August 9, 2018 Jack 0

Where and what is Alpersbach? Google defines it as a river in Germany. We know it as an oasis in the depths of a dense forest – a scenic valley in the heart of the Schwarzwald (Black Forest). […]