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Ur, What's With the Blog?

It's all For Fun & Enterainment, Plus I Hope You Enjoy Your Visit

But, Why Would I Have One?

He's Off Again

This site came about because of a dream. It was a dream for a simpler life in a warmer climate, surrounded by nature and not the concrete jungle I had become accustomed to. For me, after much toil and determination, the dream finally became a reality, leading to a renewed and wonderful life in Portugal.

Ashley
I'm Ashley

Here is an ongoing story, shared to motivate others to fulfil their own dreams, be it to reside in Portugal or somewhere else. A life for the expatiate in this country, is one worth cherishing. It can be a difficult journey to achieve the dream, but once here, the rewards are truly tremendous to say the least.

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There is the Blog

It Gives Some History & Tells My Story

A Photo Gallery of Portugal & Beyond

Discover How This Journey All Started

Where did this blog and story really begin? As so often the case, it started with a dream, a dream of a more relaxed way of life in retirement. It started well before my anticipated retirement age. In fact, it started in about 2005. At that time, I was running a very successful business and had a partner, friend, and all one could want from life.......

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Comedy

Engaging the Worst of People

I have to say that when you meet a bad person, they sure can be bad. There are differing degrees of badness, and the person I’m talking about is just about the pits. I know he will be in the smallest of minorities, as for the most, I’ve found the Portuguese to be most welcoming

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Comedy

NIF Number Required for 9 Cent Spend.

There are times when there appears to be no logic in how things work here in Portugal. I’ve bought many items for amounts up to perhaps 1200 euros and almost never have I been asked for my NIF number. For those that don’t know what that is, it’s a tax identification number associated to those

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Improvements

There is No Rush for the Portuguese

It all seems to have been very hectic here. I’m not sure why though because all that’s happening, happens very slowly. For some reason, I seem bogged down with work and my Portuguese lessons add some, as does my home study. Arranging the heating in some ways has been a nightmare and I never appreciated

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Comedy

My Electric Wiring Has Retired

It’s a delightful thing being a home owner, and it’s even better when you don’t know what the hell has occurred in that home in past times, and therefore provides many an unexpected surprise. My electrics are dicky and I mean dicky big time. On occasions I feel it’s Christmas Day with the flashing lights

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Culture

All Saints’ Day

All Saints’ Day is celebrated on 1 November as a commemoration day for all Christian saints. It may also be known as All Hallows’ Day, Solemnity of All Saints, Hallowmas, or Feast of Saints. Traditions of All Saints’ Day The origin of All Saints’ Day may date back to a Greek Christian tradition from the

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Fruit and Vegtable

A Javali Visit Under the Cover of Darkness

Javali – My new Portuguese word. I must say I never thought I’d write a post about wild boar. Well they paid me a visit last night and uprooted a fair few metres of land. It’s not an area I’m particularly bothered about, but if they did it to one place, then there is a

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