From Spain to the UK

Sand dunes Hayle Cornwall England

We left Central Portugal, driving our ‘beast’ (the boy’s affectionate name for our car) jam-packed with our worldly belongings and said adeus to our home. With our caravan and anything else large or of value sold, donated or gifted, we Read more…


Goodbye, Farewell, Adeus Portugal…

Adeus, Another Chapter, TopsyTurvyTribe,Portugal

It has been a very busy week, after a very relaxing holiday visiting family in Spain we arrived back in Portugal on a mission. A mission to sell, sort and pack. We have managed to sell the ‘stuff’ that we Read more…


Three Years Since Surgery – New Beginnings

The Wonder of Life, Enjoying Exploring Torrox, Andalucia, Topsy Turvy Tribe

Tonight we will celebrate. We will celebrate because you are here with us. We will let you stay up late, eat whatever you want (which will probably include copious amounts of cake). We will enjoy your endless stream of kisses Read more…


Sizzling Seville

Flamenco Seville, Topsy Turvy Tribe

Sizzling Seville is such an amazing city. Although we have driven past, many times we have always carried on past, during our long road trip between Spain and Portugal. We decided to stop during the recent heatwave, which probably wasn’t Read more…


Family Fun, Back in Lancashire

Hard Rock Cafe Manchester

After an epic road trip from Central Portugal we finally, finally arrived in the UK and made it back up the M6 to the North West and my childhood home of Lancashire. There was a welcome from  family and even Read more…


Four Countries in Four Days

Sunflowers on a French Road Trip, Topsy Turvy Tribe

We have arrived. Finally. After an epic road trip we have finally arrived back in the UK. Just in time to watch and celebrate England’s success in the World Cup! We left Central Portugal on Wednesday night, with the goal Read more…


Festa de São João, Aldeia de João Pires, Central Portugal

Festa de São João, Aldeia de João Pires, Central Portugal

Festa de São João, or the festival of Saint John the Baptist, is a festival that happens every year during Midsummer, on the of 23 June. The whole of Portugal, and Europe, celebrates; none more so than the city of Read more…


Medieval Games and Fiesta in Eljas, Spain

Medieval Festa Eljas, Topsy Turvy Tribe

It has been way too long since we visited Spain but when we live so close to the border then it is definitely worth the short trip back to España for a Fiesta. Not to be outdone by the countless Read more…


Dia Mundial da Criança – World Children’s Day in Penamacor

Fantastic Foam Fun! Dia Mundial da Criança - World Children's Day in Penamacor, Topsy Turvy Tribe

It was the boy’s turn to take centre stage at this week’s festa as our local town of Penamacor celebrated World Children’s Day (Dia Mundial da Criança) in style. Portugal is really child friendly and it is fair to say Read more…


Feira do Queijo, Soalheira, Portugal

Excited about Tractors, Feira do Queijo, Soalheira, Castelo Branco, Topsy Turvy Tribe

Yes, you guessed it, another week, another festa. Last week it was the festival of soups, this week, cheese took centre stage. There was oodles and oodles of the cheesy stuff, aged, blue, mouldy, stinky, gooey and of course, yummy. Read more…