Tag Archive: Central Portugal

From Spain to the UK

We left Central Portugal, driving our ‘beast’ (the boy’s affectionate name for our car) jam-packed with our worldly belongings and said adeus to our home. With our caravan and anything else large or… Continue reading

Goodbye, Farewell, Adeus Portugal…

It has been a very busy week, after a very relaxing holiday visiting family in Spain we arrived back in Portugal on a mission. A mission to sell, sort and pack. We have… Continue reading

Three Years Since Surgery – New Beginnings

Tonight we will celebrate. We will celebrate because you are here with us. We will let you stay up late, eat whatever you want (which will probably include copious amounts of cake). We… Continue reading

Four Countries in Four Days

We have arrived. Finally. After an epic road trip we have finally arrived back in the UK. Just in time to watch and celebrate England’s success in the World Cup! We left Central… Continue reading

Festa de São João, Aldeia de João Pires, Central Portugal

Festa de São João, or the festival of Saint John the Baptist, is a festival that happens every year during Midsummer, on the of 23 June. The whole of Portugal, and Europe, celebrates;… Continue reading

Medieval Games and Fiesta in Eljas, Spain

It has been way too long since we visited Spain but when we live so close to the border then it is definitely worth the short trip back to España for a Fiesta.… Continue reading

Dia Mundial da Criança – World Children’s Day in Penamacor

It was the boy’s turn to take centre stage at this week’s festa as our local town of Penamacor celebrated World Children’s Day (Dia Mundial da Criança) in style. Portugal is really child… Continue reading

Feira do Queijo, Soalheira, Portugal

Yes, you guessed it, another week, another festa. Last week it was the festival of soups, this week, cheese took centre stage. There was oodles and oodles of the cheesy stuff, aged, blue,… Continue reading

Festival das Sopas, Proença-a-Velha, Portugal

You only need to live in Portugal for a short time to realise that sopa, soup, really is the foundation of everything. Portuguese life revolves around soup. Children are weaned on it, every… Continue reading

Festa da Divina Santa Cruz, Monsanto, Portugal

Central Portugal has a staggering amount of festas. We almost visit a different festa every weekend. The Portuguese community really do know how to host a good festa, particularly a medieval themed event.… Continue reading