Tuesday, July 25, 2017

A Little Portugal in New York

When I went to New York to participate in the World Congress of Academias do Bacalhau, I was not expecting to find a pleasant...
A cock a doodle doo to you too

A cock a doodle doo to you too

Dear Mr Rooster, It is just after 02h00, New Year’s morning, 2010, and the 1st day of a New Year. I know you might not...
Festivities of fun and blessings this weekend

Festivities of fun and blessings this weekend

Tomorrow is the 25th anniverary of the Blessing of the Fishing Fleet Festival which takes place at North Wharf, V & A Waterfront on...

Portuguese Forum a pillar in the community

The Portuguese community in South Africa is held together by the Portuguese Forum which was started in 2003. Manuel Esmeraldo decided to give us...

De Verzamelaar has Portuguese roots

The Dutch/Afrikaans press was established largely as a reaction to the liberal views of Fairbairn in the South African Commercial Advertiser, Particularly regarding issues...

Portugal through the eyes of a Lowlander

Portugal through the eyes of a Lowlander - What would a Scot and a Brit be doing in Portugal you might ask, well, all...

A simple Christmas lunch made with love

In August when we were here, we went to visit José's family in Ponta do Pargo. They invited us for Christmas lunch and told...
What is Banana Lovers Day?

What is Banana Lovers Day?

Yesterday was Banana Lovers Day! This is the celebration of one of the most popular fruits in the world. Did you know that the...

Champagne Friday

When our kids are quizzed at school as to what they will do on the weekend, they will always start with “Well, Friday is...
Featured Academia Do Bacalhau

History lesson by a compadre

There are many organisations and clubs in South Africa with various roles, heritage, culture and tradition. One of these combines the good will of charity...
Featured 20th Century Dias

20th Century Dias

Can you imagine trying to convince 200 people to follow you blindly half way around the world? Well, that is exactly what Portuguese explorer...

Pot Belly Laughter

With an energy like no other she steps into the room bringing positive vibes larger than her petite body can contain. The grin on...

Do you believe in Friday the 13th?

I can’t say I do but read this and share some laughter with me. You all know the story about my flight booked for the...

Love the Wine you’re with

Tasked with this somewhat daunting assignment; I ask myself, “How does one blog about wine when it’s such a vast topic and one of...