My A to Z Blogging Challenge

Alphabetical inspiration and motivation for bloggers

‘T’ is for Tatry Mountains

Mountains and water are, for me, a pretty irresistible combination.  On my recent visit to Poland, this is as near as I got to the Tatry Mountain range, but what … Continue reading

May 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

R is for the Rock Hyrax, our beloved Dassie

Leading up to this Easter weekend, my mind had been wondering around Easter bunnies, which got me thinking about our Rock Hyrax commonly known as the “Dassie” or Rock Rabbit.  … Continue reading

April 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

M is for Mushrooms of Moura Morta

I’m getting excited about going to the Alcaide mushroom festival this weekend and in celebration of fungi, I’ve put together a collection of mushrooms and other odd growths that I’ve found in … Continue reading

November 16, 2012 · 4 Comments

H is for my love/hate relationship with the Haa-haa-haa-de-dah

The harsh, hoarse, raucous, guttural haa-haa-haa-de-dah dawn call of the Hadeda Ibis is enough to drive one demented! I am sure a lot of people in South Africa can relate … Continue reading

June 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

N is for Nata, Pastel de Nata

How could my Personal A to Z of Portugal not include the nation’s most famous cake, pastel de nata? A light, slightly flaky, crispy pastry cup holds a sweet, smooth creamy custard filling … Continue reading

May 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

A-Z of Australia – I is for Islands (Part III)

Finally my last post about Islands in WA. Hope you have been enjoying them, in this one I write about Penguin Island which was my favourite of them all! If … Continue reading

April 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

A – Z of Australia – I is for Islands (Part II)

Western Australia whose capital is Perth (where I live), is the State with most islands, a total of 3747! It would be hard to visit them all !!! Just off the … Continue reading

April 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

A – Z of Australia – I is for Islands (Part I)

Australia is the largest island in the world, and it is surrounded by 8,220 islands within its maritime borders. Most of them would be uninhabited of course, but there are … Continue reading

April 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

D is for Dagga Boys

In South Africa, cannabis is commonly known as “dagga’  (dah-ga) but do not be deceived into thinking that “Dagga Boys” are therefore some guys smoking it up on the street … Continue reading

February 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

M is for Mimosa

It’s mid-February and the mimosa trees are about to blossom, signalling the start of Portuguese spring in my eyes. Pretty soon, the hills around me will be covered with bright yellow … Continue reading

February 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

E is for Eucalyptus Trees

No matter which of my windows I choose to look out of, I see eucalyptus covered hills. In many ways, this is a good thing; I love being surrounded by … Continue reading

January 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

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