Clementoni puzzle map of portugal

Map of Portugal Clementoni Puzzle [REVIEW]

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    I‘ve been looking for a map of Portugal in a puzzle format for a while. I knew that Science 4 You had one but it’s out of stock. In a recent visit to Pavilhao do Conhecimento (Science Museum) in Lisbon, I found this puzzle with the map of Portugal by toy brand Clementoni which I review below.   …

Summer break report (week 2) – exceeding expectations

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    I can’t believe we’re halfway through our time in Portugal already! In week 2 we’ve been leisurely enjoying life in Lisbon. See what we’ve been up to and how the girls have been getting on in relation to their language learning. Party time  We had a 5th birthday party for Sophia in London before we left and promised …

Happy girl sitting at the teable ready for one of many meals with her cousins

Summer break report (week 1) – great hopes and expectations

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    We’re now in Portugal, where I’m from – though at this point I’ve spent as much time living in the UK as I have in Portugal. As mentioned in this post, I was looking forward to this long summer holiday and had great hopes and expectations for this trip. In that post, I also encouraged any parents raising …

I’m no flag waver but…it’s the World Cup!

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      It’s Football World Cup season and whether you like football or not, it’s a good opportunity to connect with your culture and to get your kids involved. International competitions like this bring national identity and pride out of people. I usually don’t watch football but international competitions bring the aficionada in me. Just yesterday I found myself …

Gift Guide for children who love science

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We’ve always tried to foster an interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) in our children, as you can see in this article. Is there a birthday, or other celebratory occasion, coming up in your household? Or a friends birthday party coming up? Why not gift a science related present to the lucky boy or girl?     Dinossaurs Since …

Festas_Populares Portugal

The joy of popular festivities in Portugal and beyond

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    June is a much-anticipated event across Portugal, especially in Lisbon and Porto, the two largest cities which are taken over by the Popular Saints (Santos Populares) festivities that make them feel like a big, giant neighborhood party. If you ever visited Lisbon or Porto during the month of June, in particular between 13 to 29 June, it’s unlikely …