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Sybil’s Big Adventure has returned

After an absence of over a year I’m pleased to announce that Sybil’s Big Adventure is returning, albeit in a slightly different direction. We’ve had a really tough couple of months since returning to the UK. John’s Mom was very … Continue reading

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Feliz Páscoa!

Happy Easter! The weather’s a bit mixed here in Portugal this weekend – we even had a mini-tornado on the site yesterday. I hope you are all enjoying a lovely Bank Holiday weekend back home in the UK. We’ve spent … Continue reading

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Into the hills we go …

We’ve been off the beaten track somewhat since our last blog update – into the hills & far away! Our first mini-adventure was taking the N124 from Silves to Portimão.  The road is so bumpy & rutted I thought the … Continue reading

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Time Flies

Well, it’s been over 2 weeks since I updated our blog – I’m glad to report that it has stopped raining & the sun has come out. We’ve been cycling, on train rides, had a bash at kayaking & have … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary!

Well, doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun?  I can hardly believe it but it’s a whole year since we sold our house, most of our belongings & bought the motorhome to go adventuring.  Looking back it seems a lifetime … Continue reading

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John & Jane Go Shopping

After last week’s exciting “fun with bleach” episode, John and Jane go shopping – see John wince. The Eastern Algarve, where we are, is far less developed than the central region, made up of fishing villages rather than bustling coastal … Continue reading

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Windows, windows, windows- DIY in the Van

This week, a prolonged spell of dry weather has enabled us to start refurbishing our windows, which has proved a lot trickier than expected!  It was only once we’d purchased the van & experienced some hot weather that we realised … Continue reading

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