Year: 2014

Life in Portugal: An Algarve Mini Break

There are plenty of great things about living in Portugal, but we particularly love the ability to enjoy everything the Algarve has to offer in the off-season period.  There’s nowhere in the whole region that’s much more than an hour’s drive away, which allows us to enjoy last minute breaks when the weather is fine…

Living in Portugal: Our New Home

(Ben) Just as we approach our five-year anniversary of living in Portugal, we have finally completed the move to our new home. This weekend was hard work, and not helped by the fact that summer has decided to return to the Algarve. Please don’t get me wrong, because I’m certainly not complaining about the weather…

Portugal versus Spain

(Lou) In my professional capacity I often come across couples who, like Ben and I, have decided that life is not limited to the UK simply because that was where they happened to be born. I’m often curious to hear about their experiences of buying homes overseas and, when I recently came across two couples,…

10 Things I’m Loving

(Ben) I’ve been a bit up and down over the past few weeks, and sunk into the doldrums at one point, as several readers noticed when I posted this earlier update. I’m pleased to say I seem to have snapped out of it, so I thought now would be a good time for a truly…