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 »

Walking on water – Silent Sunday My Sunday Photo 190616

Walking on water - Silent Sunday My Sunday Photo 190616

As much as I love the beach and days spent by the seaside, I’m happier still exploring away from the madding crowds.  You might have spotted my post yesterday about the Castle in Silves, the town was our base for our recent Portuguese holiday and it was perfect for me…. Continue reading »

Exploring Castelo de Silves

Exploring Castelo de Silves

I’m a sucker for a castle, they’ve fascinated me since childhood and I’m so pleased that Monkey seems to share the passion.  When we decided to stay in Portugal with my parents and use Silves as our base, I couldn’t really have been any happier.  We spent our first full… Continue reading »

Roller coasters and suspension bridges

Roller coasters and suspension bridges

Sometimes life seems like one long roller coaster ride, with so many highs and a few lows along the way.  Our recent holiday was a real high point, we made lots of memories and saw Monkey’s confidence take another step forward.  The last few weeks has been all about roller coasters… Continue reading »