Category Archives: Children

The Age of Innocence

The park was blooming with the sound of innocent laughter of what seemed to be hundreds of kids, and with the loud admonitions and administrations of their nannies and parents. Burt and Emily sat on a bench facing the fountain … Continue reading

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A Lazy Day in Prazeres #PortugalPlots #28DaysInPortugal

It was a foggy day, and the normally deep blue sea had merged seamlessly with the grey clouds and mist. In short, a perfect day for just lying in the blanket¬† and catching up on our reading, while drinking copious … Continue reading

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The Makeover of Prazeres #PortugalPlots #28DaysInPortugal

The highway was empty, as usual, and my car spoke with the wind as it breezed towards Prazeres. ¬† Prazeres, my village for forty years, means ‘Pleasures’ in Portuguese, and as I entered the village, I could see why. Flowers … Continue reading

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A Brief History of the World #PortugalPlots #28DaysInPortugal

Grandpa Marco was surrounded by his numerous grandkids, and was taking great joy in ‘reluctantly’ telling them their history, and the role he had played in creating it. It was that time of the millennium again, Grandpa Marco said, when … Continue reading

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Madeira’ No. 1 School Goes on a Field Trip #PortugalPlots #28DaysinPortugal

The roll call was in full flow. Miss Beatriz, the dynamic Headmistress of the school always took great pride in their discipline. “Mariana?” “Present Miss.” “Miguel?” “Present Miss.” “Afonso?” “Present Miss.” “Are you seriously planning to go on the field … Continue reading

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The Magic Bookshop #PortugalPlots #28DaysInPortugal

As we were taking a not-so-relaxing hike through the steep hills, also known as streets, of Porto, we stopped to catch a breath. Suddenly, there was a loud crashing sound, and out of a wall in front of us, a … Continue reading

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The Labrador of Lagos #PortugalPlots #28DaysInPortugal

On the face of it, Bruno was the perfect dog. Tall, dark, handsome – the envy of all the male dogs in the neighborhood¬† and the object of desire of all female dogs (Note: Not using the B word because … Continue reading

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