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Top places to stock up on Portuguese language resources

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  When we visit Portugal, there’s so much choice that I go on a shopping spree for books and other minority language resources. Below I share my top places to stock up on Portuguese language resources in Portugal. Why stock up? Read this post about why reading is important and this one about what to look for when stocking up. You …

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Summer break report (week 4) – Smashed it!

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    After the unbearable heatwave of last week we finally set off on our road trip adventure in Portugal.   The Road Trip Actually, it was more of a mini road trip. We had intended to cover more geographic areas and to visit family around Portugal but as this was our last week, time was limited. We had intended to …

Summer break report (week 3) – delayed by the heatwave

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    Our third week in Portugal brought with it an infernal heatwave and some of the highest temperatures in Europe on record, which affected our plans for the rest of the holiday… Read on to see how was our third week visiting Portugal. This post includes affiliate links, marked with *. See disclaimer for details. Farewell We had to say farewell …

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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 …

Radio stations for bilingual kids

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Listening to radio in the target language can provide another opportunity for exposure to the language and culture. Radio stations created for kids are perfect for this, as their content will be specifically created, or curated, for them. It can also be a learning opportunity for adults who’s mother tongue is not the target language. Our favourite radio station A few …

Portuguese Women in STEM

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Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) have always been dominated by men. There have been a few ‘invisible’ STEM women pioneers in the past. Thankfully, there is now a drive to attract, and maintain, women in those subject areas. In this post I want to shed a spotlight on notable Portuguese women across STEM.   Notable Portuguese women in Science …

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13 children’s books recommendations for Boys and Girls on World Book Day

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    Yay, it’s World Book Day! We’re so excited to share some of our favourite books in English and in Portuguese from our own book shelf with you! So, without further ado, here are 13 book recommendations for World Book Day.   *This post includes affiliate banners and links (marked with *). I only recommend products that I like. See disclaimer for …

How to make Portuguese style Piri-Piri sauce recipe. Clear jar containing sauce.

How to make Portuguese style Piri-Piri sauce [Recipe]

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If you’ve come across a Nando’s, you probably know that Piri Piri chicken has a Portuguese connection. The chain was set up by a Portuguese immigrant in South Africa and Portuguese people love chicken barbequed with Piri Piri. You will find a jar of Piri Piri sauce is most Portuguese households and certainly in all restaurants. My dad kept one he …