Category Archives: Shops

Made in Portugal

A lot of the products I’ve written about so far are rooted in Portugal’s past and rely on techniques that often have barely changed at all. That of course is part of their beauty and allure. But can any of … Continue reading

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I call her Rosa, probably because of the flower on her skirt, and she lives on top of my chest of drawers in my bedroom next to my bottles of perfume and knick-knacks. My twelve-year-old daughter thinks she’s a little … Continue reading

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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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