Exploring the area around Luarca, Costa Verde. On foot. With four small kids and a dog.
New-found freedom and sunburnt feet: A day at Baleal beach
Why the whole family enjoyed a day out in Peniche, Portugal. Even me.
A return to the Castelo de Almourol
Eleven years after a surreal first visit, it was time for the whole family to retrace their father’s footsteps to a spectacular Portuguese castle.
Fartura frenzy at Pernes market
The children discover that a small town market is much, much more than fruit and vegetables – it’s an invaluable focal point in a local community.
Paw prints and irreverent graffiti – Magical afternoons in Santarém
A chance discovery leads the kids to a magical place, giving me the opportunity to explore a wonderfully authentic Portuguese city.
Blue feathers and transient wonders: a nature walk in Portugal
The children are entranced by the simple pleasure of a short walk in a foreign place.