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Photo Essay: The simple pleasures of living in central Portugal

It doesn’t take a great deal to make me happy. Blue skies and sunshine are often enough to do the trick, which is partly why I like living in Portugal so much. It’s not always lovely weather here but more often than not, it’s good enough for me.

Other little things that give me pleasure range from finding unfamiliar flowers while walking the dog to the delights of exploring Portugal with my family and friends. Prompted by Marianne’s monthly photo challenge, Simple Pleasures, I’ve put together a selection of just a few joyous moments and my favourite things about living in Portugal.

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Part of the Conejo Blanco Blog Hop involves introducing two new bloggers to you.

I’ll start with Leane Cole Photography who I’ve recently started following. Not only is her photography excellent, she also explains the editing process she’s undertaken to achieve certain images which is really useful. Especially for someone like me who’s still muddling through the basics of photography and editing.

Next up is Cat Mills from Wicked and Weird Around the World. Collator of all bizarre festivals and events, she will brighten your day with global oddities.

If you’re thinking of moving to Portugal, or any other country for that matter, you’ll need to do your homework. This book, A Better Life for Half the Price (affiliate link), and its various extra support components is a useful tool to help you decide if becoming an expat is right for you.