FILM LEGENDS

MARCUS NISPEL, SHANE MARTIN & HOWARD GUARD Working in film you get to meet people from all walks of life, this is what makes it such an amazing Industry. We sometimes think the famous people are the ones that are special, but its a combination of the many factors that leads one to success andContinue reading “FILM LEGENDS”

JUST STAYING ALIVE?

Is one still useful in the work environment when you 50+ This is a good question, especially when in a new country, – are you marketable?, do you skills meet the requirements of a new destination, will language be an issue? In film, like good red wines, a Director should get better as he/she isContinue reading “JUST STAYING ALIVE?”

Fit and Healthy

One thing we have noticed is that people in Portugal are acutely aware of their fitness and overall health. Everybody is out there either walking, cycling, doing pilate’s on walkways, training for soccer, skateboarding or roller blading. South African’s are a fit Nation, but this is next level ! It would be wonderful if theContinue reading “Fit and Healthy”

HOW DO YOU FURNISH A HOME WITHOUT BREAKING BANK

Great question? GOOD-BYE TO 71 Miradouro, Riberia, 4000-377 AIRBNB and their terms of business, we left the apartment on a sour note, even though it was such a happy time there. We gave the management company 30 days warning of our departure, which they did not accept, per their terms. They said they had lostContinue reading “HOW DO YOU FURNISH A HOME WITHOUT BREAKING BANK”

Love locks

I thought I would quickly run out of stories , but there are stories all around us all every day, so many interesting puzzle pieces in the lives of people that are so worth telling. On my walk yesterday to the Monastery of Serra do Pilar , situated in Vila Nova de Gai we foundContinue reading “Love locks”

A Spring in our step

A new season has birthed, its April and SPRING is here in Porto !!!! “Themes of rebirth and renewal often use symbols from the spring season. Spring refers to love, hope, youth and growth. The seasonal symbolism for this period may also allude to religious celebrations such as passover or easter.” “The arrival of springContinue reading “A Spring in our step”

Not all days are good days

Yesterday I missed home, I missed all the things I know and that have been such a big part of our lives, my family, our friends our beautiful Noordhoek and my surf spot Muizenberg, especially as winter approaches and the NW winds make it the finest wave for a long-boarder. Arriving in a country whereContinue reading “Not all days are good days”