Exploring the Roman ruins of Milreu

Exploring the Roman ruins of Milreu

I’m a sucker for a bit of history, and when I was reading my travel guide to the Algarve I spotted somewhere that I thought might be worth adding to our list of places to visit on our recent trip.  We’d spent some time exploring Tavira down on the eastern… Continue reading »

Project 365 2018 Week 22-23

Project 365 2018 Week 23

Project 365 2018 Week 22-23 Days 147 – 160 and we got to revisit Portugal and spend time with my parents. Sunday 27th May – Day 147 I was the only one who’d been awake listening to the thunderstorm in the early hours.  The rest of the household would clearly… Continue reading »

The Sand City FIESA

The Sand City FIESA

We’ve recently returned from our second trip to the Algarve in Portugal.  I’d written a list of places I thought would be fun to visit on this trip and the first was The Sand City FIESA – International Sand Sculpture Festival.  Situated north of Pera, close to the A22 and N125,… Continue reading »

Enjoying a day out at Zoo de Lagos in the Algarve

Enjoying a day out at Zoo de Lagos in the Algarve

When we were in Portugal last month my parents suggested a day out at the zoo.  When they told us that there were no ‘big’ animals there, I wasn’t sure how Monkey would react. He does love his Giraffes and Rhinos after all.  But I have to say, my fears… Continue reading »

Beach time at Praia dos Três Castelos

Beach time at Praia dos Três Castelos

Along the Algarve you are spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches> If we’d been staying in the region for longer, we would have explored more.  But our recent trip was all about relaxing with family, without too much driving around.  My parents know the area and were in… Continue reading »

Are you looking at me? – Silent Sunday My Sunday Photo 260616

Are you looking at me - Silent Sunday My Sunday Photo 260616 Blue Macaw

I’ve shared photos of Macaws before and talked of my love for these wonderful birds. There aren’t many people who can say they grew up with them at home!  When we were in Portugal we visited Zoo de Lagos and they have the largest collection of Macaws I’ve seen in one… Continue reading »