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EDIT FREE IDYLL

My 'reading list' is a stacked-up, teetering tower of books crying out to be read.  Not forgetting what's on my Kindle, which includes The Blue Hour a collection of short stories by fellow writers group member, Dreena Collins and  The Poppy Field by another Jersey author, Deborah Carr.  And, there are those 'Dulcie Domum' books by Sue Limb I really want to re-read... so, will two weeks be long enough?  I will give it my best shot.

Living the Ex-Pat Dream

Portugal, for me, is sensory overload; whatever the time of year and after visiting for twenty-six years, it is time to make it my home.

Late Start

Got off to a late start today after such a good evening at my favourite restaurant .... Temperus Restaurante Beach Bar ... Starting with this And this And, probably, too many of these Wonderful food, followed by plenty of uninhibited dancing.   Today I feel about as dogeared as my manuscript has started looking edit,... Continue Reading →

Loving Vale do Lobo

I have a Bucket List as long as my arm but the draw that Vale do Lobo has for me is immense and know that one day, I will spend more time there. It just a question of when.

Itinerant Blogger

08.00hrs Wake up in Vale do Lobo, The Algarve. 23C. Have coffee. Feel great! Write 500 words. Should be doing this every morning. 10.30hrs Packed and ready to take hire car to the airport. Temperature on the up. Now 25C. I don't want to leave this temperature behind. Mood not good. 13.30hrs Airborne and heading... Continue Reading →

Revisiting Maria’s

In the old days, Maria's was accessed via a track, more suitable for a 4 x 4, rather than a conventional hire car. In our case, we often took a leisurely stroll through the pine trees from Vale do Lobo, to what was then, a wooden shack on the beach. Not any more. In 2012... Continue Reading →

Vale do Lobo

Here until Friday morning. Flitting from the apartment to Xenia's Pool Bar http://www.restaurantxenia.com/ To Temperus Beach Bar, Praia do Trafal http://www.simply-algarve.com/companies/365/21/Temperus-Beach-Restaurant To The Vale do Lobo Tennis Academy http://valedolobo.com/en/vale-do-lobo/facilities-services/resort-facilities/vale-do-lobo-tennis-academy/ It's a tough old life, looking at skies like this! Cassie is holding the fort at the office and tells me she is writing a book.... Continue Reading →

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