Happy St Martin's Day...and a new way to chat
Reflections on Saints and Sunshine...and a private place to connect
Today I’m announcing a brand new addition to Off-grid and Ignorant in Portugal…it’s a chat feature that Substack has just brought out.
BUT…before we get to that, and on the occasion of St Martin’s Day (11th November), I thought I’d repost a blog from last year that explains it all. It’s sunny here and I’m on the hunt for chestnuts - and this is why…
We’re also off to taste some talha (amphora) wines in Vila de Frades - a small town in the inner Alentejo - which will be the subject of the next wine blog.
Wine can only be classified as “Talha” in Alentejo when it is left in its clay pot fermenting and then resting from harvest until today…when the light, young, fruity wine is first allowed out. So that’s what we’re up to!
Look out for an update in a few days.
The App and the Chat…
I chose Substack as a way to publish a couple of years ago and it’s been great so far…so I would very much recommend the App as a way to discover all sorts of other odd writers blogging about all sorts of weird and wonderful things.
The other reason to check is out is the new chat feature which I’m going to try in case anyone is interested — it’s kind of like a group chat or live hangout. From time to time, I’ll post short prompts, thoughts, and updates that come my way, and you can jump into the discussion.
To join our chat, you’ll need to download the Substack app (messages are sent via the app, not email). Turn on push notifications so you can join conversations as they happen.
How to get started
Download the app by clicking this link or the button below. Chat is only on iOS for now, but chat is coming to the Android app soon.
Open the app and tap the Chat icon. It looks like two bubbles in the bottom bar, and you’ll see a row for my chat inside.
That’s it! Jump into my thread to say hi, and if you have any issues, check out Substack’s FAQ.
I’ve already started my first chat thread so come on over and say hello!
Hi there - as always, lovely piece. Thank you!