Unfounded Apprehension

Today I traveled over to Gois, Coimbra, which is where my new home is to be. I was a little apprehensive that having agreed to rent verbally, it would in fact become a reality. I need not have worried as the landlady upon my arrival had the keys ready, and once I had paid the … Read more

Don’t Lose the Dream

To Dream To dream – To indulge in daydreams or fantasies about something greatly desired. This is something I have done for a long time now and it is and has been the same for many others. Dreams can be many and various and perhaps without them, there would be no hope of progress and … Read more

Portuguese Diphthongs

I’m sure I’m not stupid but when it comes to Portuguese diphthongs and general pronunciation, I feel like a dipstick with a brain that’s dissolved into a mushy mess. I know that eventually I’ll get this right but for the life of me, I’m having the greatest of difficulty remembering how to pronounce these little … Read more