Follow our expat adventures as we travel in Portugal and Spain. Outdoor family fun, escaping the rat race in search of a more simple and alternative life. Andrea, Paul and our two boys Chaos 5 and Mayhem 3. We are currently living off-grid in Central Portugal after quitting the UK in search of a more simple life, where our boys can be outside walking, playing and enjoying nature.
We both had hectic teaching jobs in the UK and felt stuck in the rat race. Then all of a sudden our world turned topsy turvy as Mayhem, then aged 11 months was ill and finally had a major operation to remove a benign Teratoma. After seeing our child go through so much, being so fearful of losing him, living on the edge, we knew that life would never be the same again. The whole experience completely changed us and our outlook. As a result we decided to drastically change our lives. We quit our jobs, flat and 24-7 lifestyle. We decided to blow the savings, as after all, what are savings for if you don’t have family, and put family first. We wanted to spend as much time as possible together with our little tribe, enjoying every minute of life.
Topsy Turvy Tribe blog is a reflection of our families journey together and our passions; our need and want to be frugal, eco-living, getting back to basis, cooking, gardening, cloth nappies, breastfeeding, gentle parenting, travel and housesitting, our adventures and experiences along the way.
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