Monthly Archives: March 2013

Happy Easter

Sugared almonds from my local portuguese deli in London. Advertisements

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Purls of Wisdom

One of my favourite bloggers in Portugal, Rosa Pomar, has just published a book about portuguese knitting and I can’t wait to get my hands on it. Whenever I find myself missing Portugal, I often log onto Rosa’s site, A Ervilha … Continue reading

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Figures From The Past

When I was a child my sisters and I would visit my grandparents in Lisbon every summer. Hours would pass in their stifling top floor flat in the heart of the city. My avós had very few toys to keep … Continue reading

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A Country On The Edge

This blog isn’t really about politics but what’s going on in Portugal at the moment is hard to ignore. A few weeks ago I spent 5 days in Lisbon, and the news was dominated by reports of protests opposed to … Continue reading

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My Chita Habit

I love chita –  a cheerful and inexpensive patterned cotton fabric which can still be found on sale in some shops in Portugal. It’s been around for a long time but like  many things in Portugal, it’s difficult to trace … Continue reading

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