Month: May 2009

In the process of familiarising ourselves with Portugese culture, we have also made a few visits to the islands of Madeira and Porto Santo, both of which are off the west coast of Africa. Traditionally, Madeira is seen as something of an “old folks” destination, something along the lines of Eastbourne but with actual sunshine,…

As part of our efforts to immerse ourselves in Portugese culture in advance of our move, we have been investigating the Stockwell area of London where around 30,000 Portugese people live. The first part of this was a visit to a wonderful restaurant called A Toca http://www.atoca.co.uk/index.htm We took a friend of ours who hadn’t visited…

Grumpy people – dealing with negativity

  Not everyone thinks moving abroad is a good idea. Jeremy Clarkson for one. He seems to think we are all failures! http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/jeremy_clarkson/article5992555.ece Obviously it is best to take it with a pinch of salt as it is well known that JC makes his living by pointlessly antagonising people in his newspaper columns. I think…