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Juggling is good for your brain

"Hi, bom dia”,  I say with a big smile because it's a glorious sunny day after a few days of rain, “How are you doing? I saw Molly go to the other side already ... I'm sorry but I forgot your name ...” “River, my name is River. River sticks.” “Ah, yes, that's...

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To camp in a caravan in the fall

Every year we have to wait and see when autumn will come. Will it be early October or late? It's also happened that they forgot - we were still wearing just a T-shirt in November. This year is clearly very different. The fall fell the day before yesterday That's crazy...

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What happens during a mosaic workshop

It's an activity for a day – to do a mosaic workshop. It's a calming, meditative activity, but you can also chat well. I had everything ready for the two unexpected guests who like to do a mosaic wqrkshop "I already know what I'm going to make," he said...

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Buying a used car in Portugal

Buying a used car is not easy We drove our little old Opel for years, but since the engine is ticking, it was time for another one. Hugo, son of another mother, warned that that ticking is some kind of a time bomb. Fábio, the newly discovered new garage owner, said...

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Hip hip hurray blog

I was standing next to my bed at 6 o'clock      (like every morning in the summer) Had breakfast with coffee and cake        (like I do every day - good Portuguese custom: o café de manhã com um bolo) And then it was party time Many dragons defeated this year (but as...

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It’s raining cats and dogs

It rains. Please note: it's August. For me it's a scoop. In all the time I've been walking around here, I only know August as sunny and warm and dry. But there's more then rain falling out of the sky. Cats as well It seems as if it is raining small cats. Our English...

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Chicken fever and the 3 widows

"Well, if we'd known, we could have brought a chick from the market in Montemor!" one widow answers, and the other nods compassionately, “but you can also give her a bath, and she will cool down. They have a fever, isn't it, it's a fever ... ” I already thought that...

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Once upon a time …. but only in mosaic

If you've done as much with fairy tales as we have, you start looking at it differently. We have immortalized not only the most famous fairy tales or fairy tale themes in mosaic, but also the much less known ones. These are of course much more challenging to capture...

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Chickens don’t eat people

“Outch! Hey, take care, you! Chickens don't eat people, didn't you know that!" In response, she looks at me sharply, her head a little crooked to look up. The chickens consider me a cross between a super chicken with 3 heads and a giant worm. That insight suddenly...

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Romance, sports and photography mixed together

Nine years ago, he was here for the first time. As a volunteer. At that time we were still busy renovating, mosaicing and improving our village, and Sebastiaan certainly participated with enthusiasm! And he photographed everything. It was a nice group of volunteers...

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