My wife and I moved from rainy London to sunny southern Portugal in 2010. Originally conceived as a way to document our adventure, the blog evolved into a place to provide useful advice to other people planning a move to a wonderful country, as well as providing a running commentary on the good times, trials and tribulations.
In early 2015, with a new baby in tow, we decided (for various reasons) to move back to the UK. We now live in a seaside town in East Kent, but still travel back to Portugal sometimes to see family and friends.
In 2018, after noticing there was still significant interest in the site, I undertook a major redesign of the site and have started to get new Portugal-based writers on board to freshen up the content and write new articles.
An IT geek by trade, my life involves me wearing a range of occupational hats, ranging from web designer to writer, via server fixer and blogger. Check out the more from me page to hear about other ongoing projects.
Receiving comments and discussion on my posts makes the time I spend on the blog worthwhile, so please feel free to contribute. I am also always happy to provide help and advice to anyone else contemplating a new life in the Portuguese sun – or a move back home.
Enjoy the site.