Tag Archives: Lisbon

Rising like a Phoenix from the ashes.

At this time of year, my back garden so often looks like it has taken a real battering from months of incessant rain, sometimes snow and many weeks of seemingly constant gales or worse.   Sometimes a tree will blow … Continue reading

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Sintra – The Jewel in the crown of Lisbon

Having spent all day on the Friday sight-seeing around Lisbon we were eagerly awaiting Saturday, our second day in Portugal and our only full day. As there is so much to see in Lisbon I had planned to spend the … Continue reading

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Jerónimos Monastery in Lisbon

It had been a long old winter with two potentially serious health scares that thankfully were gradually eliminated over repeated visits to doctors, hospitals and specialists.  With good news ringing in my ears and strong encouragement from some friends I vowed to … Continue reading

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