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I really enjoy travel based stories, such as 'A year in Provence' and 'Driving over Lemons' but this one even more so due to a few connections. My other half of 26 years is Portuguese, we regularly holiday in Portimao and go up into the mountains to Foia. My son this year might also go to Manchester University to study History and Portuguese, the place where we studied and played rugby 30 years ago! JT

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Hey JT - great to hear from you and thanks for following along - you must drop in and see us next time you are in Portugal...it's a lovely drive from Monchique over to us. All the best, Al

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Thank you for the timely reminder why I am so happy we sold our house in the US and no longer have to deal with yardwork!

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Portuguese living in the US (at least for now). Delighted to accidentally have found your substack and follow along.

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Hello and welcome!! Thanks for following our progress...please share the blog with your friends...and if you're interested in Portuguese wine I've just started blogging on that as well...I'm starting with the Alentejo, and Ana and I are working on a podcast we'll release in the autumn. If you have any comments or thoughts or advice please drop us a line any time!

Cheers,

Al

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Will do. Good luck!

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Love this!!!!!!!!! Fascinating, lively, relatable, helpful, historical, personable, useful. Another one -- down the road -- to share with Portugal Living Magazine?

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Of course Bruce - just let me know when you publish things so I can promo them!

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Thanks so much, Al. Do you have a direct email that I can use?

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Saw the wheel Al, and chuckled. I remember wondering what the noise was when driving my horse to a meet on Salisbury Plain some years ago. I think rueful was the word when contemplating the ruined jockey wheel!

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It's such a pain in the neck! I went back to the shop and the guy gave me a new wheel - which was really good of him - but now I have to find the right sized bracket! Grrrr. I'll be a lot more careful next time in terms of checking to make sure it's all secure! Hope all's well and thanks for reading!

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