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Undoing and Redoing our Bathroom Plumbing
Some time ago we installed a flushing toilet – a most welcome addition to our…
A Perfect Day Out
Central Portugal is a stunning place to live or visit and today we're taking a…

Double the Power: Installing More Solar Panels (Off Grid)

We've been meaning to tackle this project for the last six months but other renovation…
Our AMBITIOUS Renovation Plans for 2024
We've been cracking on with some snagging and last minute finishing touches in the ~almost~…
Dealing with Burnout
After three years of extensive renovation works, we're no where near done but we *are*…

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