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Eleanor Smythe · 1Y ago

Dolly on the frontier of Portugal & Spain

As our visit to the west of Portugal was successful, discovering places of interest we decided to do the same in the east. We drove along the coast of the Algarve and then journeyed up the e...
Eleanor Smythe · 1Y ago

Dolly visited Lousal, an old mining town.

During our last trip in Dolly we took a detour from the the west coast went slightly inland to visit Lousal, which is located 50 kilometres from the Atlantic coast. The old sulpha mine forms...
Eleanor Smythe · 1Y ago

Dolly loves cork... She tempting me to buy a new bag.

During our drive from Porto Covo on the west coast, the country side just opened up. Portugal is more than just beaches and beautiful coast line. Wondering what I could share with you, it da...
Eleanor Smythe · 1Y ago

Dolly's first day on the west coast of Portugal.

Dolly is our perfect travelling companion these days, as we have a habit of going off without plans.We once arrived in Denver Colorado USA, with our baggage and a car booked, that was it. We...
Eleanor Smythe · 1Y ago

Dolly had thoughts about Medieval Portugal.

There I was calmly sitting with Dolly, telling her about the Medieval festival we were off to on the 1st January. Explaining that she wouldn't be coming with us, as the streets were too narr...
Eleanor Smythe · 1Y ago

Dolly's planning a Victorian Christmas

Having looked at the Caganer and not really coming to terms with the connection to the Nativity, I wondered about our British traditions. Considering Christmas, we have a lot to thank the Vi...
Eleanor Smythe · 1Y ago

Dolly's day in the garden

Looking around the garden and couldn't help thinking of my old pot plants, that I once had in the UK. Small cacti, Poinsettias at Christmas and other house plants. The same varieties now gro...
Eleanor Smythe · 1Y ago

Dolly went in search of a caganer.

 I was having a chat with Dolly and explained that I had become rather fascinated with the idea of a Caganer, what the origins were and why on earth would it have become a tradition. It just...
Eleanor Smythe · 1Y ago

Dolly's Christmas Traditions in Portugal

Now you may think I’m a little crazy, talking about Dolly as if she had life intelligence. However before you make judgements about her ask yourself this… Did you ever watch Herbie?... looke...
Eleanor Smythe · 1Y ago

Dolly had a sleep over

Occasionally I go fishing with Chris for the day, I sit and read or shop, whilst he terrorises the inhabitants of the sea with his fishing mates, on this trip it was Graham...his usual fishi...