Keith on January 31st, 2012

We leave Portugal on the 1st march and travel to Ceseres in Spain, a days journey.  Plan to stay for six days.  From there to Mulhouse in France, three/four day drive.  A few days there, leave it open ended, lots to see.  Then, time permitting, to Krakow, Poland.  Three days driving.  Will need at least [...]

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Keith on January 29th, 2012

This part of the Algarve is not subject to the same level of intense development as the western Algarve.  It is still largely rural with  small scale agricultural and fruit growing. The people are friendly, when we go for a walk they acknowledge us either with a gesture or verbal greeting. We have noticed that [...]

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Keith on January 29th, 2012

Most communities in the Algarve still have municipal markets selling a variety of produce.  Meat, fish, fruit and veg.  They vary in size according to the local community.  Some traders are selling their own produce.  What is nice is the variety, not only in terms of produce but, also the number of traders.  It allows [...]

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Keith on January 29th, 2012

As we wander and drive around the area we, or rather Jan, spots various trees, shrubs and flowers.  Some are colourful, some simply unusual. Thought it would be nice to share them with you.  There will be more. Camera was playing up, well operator error. Watch this space, more pictures to come.

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Keith on January 26th, 2012

They grow into large shrubs in the Algarve.  We have seen some nice ones in the gardens.  If you planted them in the UK it would shirvell up.

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Keith on January 17th, 2012

Ann instructed me not do any more blogs about how warm it is, this one is about how cold it is. Sunday night it rained quite hard.  Yesterday it was windy. The temperature dropped to 9° last night, now thats cold. Do I detect a wave of sympathy heading our way across the ether? Thought [...]

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Keith on January 15th, 2012

When we get up in the morning we have to open the blinds at the front of the van. A signal to our neighbours that we are up and about.

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Keith on January 12th, 2012

If Portugal imposed a tax on single use carrier bags they would be in the black inside a month.

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Keith on January 11th, 2012

Keith speaking. One of the species I was hoping to see is the Spanish sparrow, what happens? they turn up in England. Little B’s must have known I was looking for them. Who said I am a twitcher?

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Keith on January 11th, 2012

The wonders of modern technology, the interweb and all that stuff. Jan reads the digital version of the Daily Express, Keith the Daily Telegraph. We have just paid our subscription for the Dover Mercury. We can read them anywhere, providing we have access to the Internet, and it works out a lot cheaper. One day [...]

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