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Words for the New Year

“I have learned that if you must leave a place that you have lived in and loved and where all your yesteryears are buried deep, leave it any way except … Continue reading

January 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Isn’t it ironic . . .

About this time last year I was at home in Portugal, waiting to hear from the National Trust whether I was being invited for a second interview for the job … Continue reading

December 23, 2014 · 2 Comments

Words for the Week – 8 December 2014

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart. – Helen Keller

December 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Words for the Week – 1 December 2014

Throw the lumber over, man!  Let your boat of life be light, packed with only what you need – a homely home and simple pleasures, one or two friends, worth … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · 2 Comments

Words for the Week – 24 November 2014

The lake and the mountains have become my landscape, my real world. – Georges Simenon

November 24, 2014 · 2 Comments

Words for the Week – 17 November 2014

No sun – no moon! No morn – no noon – No dawn – no dusk – no proper time of day. No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease, No … Continue reading

November 17, 2014 · 2 Comments

Back in the UK

Four years after we arrived in Portugal, we are in the middle of our move back to the UK.  Which feels strange and weird really.  I moved back to the … Continue reading

November 16, 2014 · 2 Comments

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