My A to Z Blogging Challenge

Alphabetical inspiration and motivation for bloggers

F is for Fundraising and Charities

Something that is very different from back home relates to people’s approach to charity. While in Portugal you have a few public fundraising for the main charities – which have … Continue reading

April 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

F is For Fainting Moments | By Valentina Cirasola | Interior Designer

What do the Récamier, Méridienne and Fainting Sofa have in common? Three reclining chairs of the past and present home décor that have in common one idea: Relaxation. Ancient population … Continue reading

March 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

F is for Furniture – A Movable Thought | By: Valentina Cirasola | Interior Designer

Furniture: status symbol, embellishment, or functionality? A short history on furniture and why they exist. Vacation time of the rich and nobles was like a house moving of today, they … Continue reading

February 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

F is for Fonte (fountain or spring)

The word “fonte” appears in many place names in Portugal.  In fact, when we’re directing people to our home in Tavira, we tell them to turn off the E125 at … Continue reading

January 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

F is for Fog

I was looking at the image on the homepage of our website and the fog, which hovered over the water and the mountains, caught my attention. The fog seemed heavier … Continue reading

January 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

F is for friends and their limitations

One of the worst weekends of my life was the one when I realised that friends can’t always be there for you when you need them the most. When I … Continue reading

December 8, 2012 · 7 Comments

F is FLORA and our Fabulous Cape FYNBOS

If you have never been to South Africa, and you were wondering what kind of floral kingdom it would have, perhaps, because you think of it as being hot and … Continue reading

April 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

F is for Fame!

A big thanks to Alyson Sheldrake for getting the Personal A to Zs of Portugal featured in the local paper, the Algarve Resident:

March 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

F is for fusion

The letter F has taken me a while to get in the mood for – maybe it’s the negative connotation from school days.  I was an “A” student – “F” … Continue reading

March 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

F is for Fish – Algarve Blog

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime” Chinese Proverb Portugal is believed to … Continue reading

February 28, 2012 · 1 Comment

F is for Fremantle

Fremantle, or Freo as the locals affectionately call it, is the main sea port for Perth, and it´s about 20min drive from the city centre. It was named after Captain … Continue reading

February 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

F is for una Fria and Fiao

F is for una Fria.  Fria means cold in Spanish, so when you ask for a cold one, you mean cold beer. Not just a cold beer but an ice … Continue reading

February 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

F for Fair Go

If there is one thing that epitomises the Aussie spirit, it is the concept of a “fair go”.  Possibly this dates back to the first white settlers.  Many saw themselves … Continue reading

February 5, 2012

F is for Fado

There’s been a lot going on in the world of fado lately. Portugal recently succeeded in getting its traditional music genre listed by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage in November 2011, … Continue reading

February 2, 2012

Hand Family Personal A to Z of Portugal. F is for Family and Friends

F is for Family and Friends  It will come as no surprise to anyone that one of the biggest factors in people who are considering moving abroad not doing so is the thought … Continue reading

January 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

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