Portugal

Fantastic food & wonderful ambience at the Atlantic Restaurant, Funchal, Madeira

Fantastic food & wonderful ambience at the Atlantic Restaurant, Funchal, Madeira

Sometimes, rarely, but sometimes, everything comes together to create a really special family moment. It’s a specific set of ingredients that can allow a meal to be something wonderful: great food, fantastic service, perfect setting, non-bickering children, happy parents. Amazingly, everything came together when we went out to dinner at the Atlantic Restaurant, Funchal on […]

What to buy in…. The Algarve, Portugal – Bordallo Pinheiro ceramics

What to buy in…. The Algarve, Portugal – Bordallo Pinheiro ceramics

This is a new feature for Globalmouse but something I’ve been wanting to share for a while – those must have souvenirs from trips away. I always pride myself on finding those items that are the *must buys* from different locations and we regularly spend a fair bit of our time away tracking them down […]

Martinhal Resort (Garden Villa), nr Sagres, Algarve, Portugal

Martinhal Resort (Garden Villa), nr Sagres, Algarve, Portugal

Portugal is a country we love, it’s perfect for families with mild temperatures year round, great food and the friendliest of people. We’ve already written on our winter trip to Martinhal and here is our review of the accommodation in a Garden Villa at Martinhal Resort and Spa. Martinhal Resort nr Sagres, Algarve, Portugal – Hotel […]

A winter trip to Martinhal, Algarve, Portugal

A winter trip to Martinhal, Algarve, Portugal

“This”, I said dramatically as the waves crashed against the side of the cliffs, “is the end of the world”. We were stood at the South-Westerly tip of Portugal and until Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue in the 15th Century, Europeans believed this was where the earth finished. Sagres in Portugal stands at this […]

World on a plate – Portugal

World on a plate – Portugal

We are really looking forward to our upcoming trip to Portugal. It’s a country we love and have fond memories of eating delicious Pastel de nata (custard tarts) in the sun, enjoying ice creams on the beach and sharing olives and sardines with our children in Portimão. Portugal is such a great family-friendly destination and we can’t wait for our […]