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Happy Anniversary

Happy 7th Wedding Anniversary 2018, Topsy Turvy Tribe

Happy Anniversary to us! We have now been married a whole seven years! April 15th 2011 was such an amazing day for us. A fantastic opportunity to unite our friends and family. A chance to confirm and celebrate our love, Read more…


Village Life, Idanha-a Velha, Portugal

Village Life, Idanha-a-Velha, Topsy Turvy Tribe, Central Portugal

Village Life in Idanha-a-Velha is pretty fast paced, well, not really. The former Capital of ancient Egitânia has now become a sleepy village; despite the fact that it is one of the 12 Aldeias Históricas de Portugal, historical villages of Read more…


Snowy Serra de Estrelas

Snow on the Serra de Estrela, by Topsy Turvy Tribe, Fundão, Castelo Branco, Portugal

The Serra de Estrela mountain is stunning but nevermore so than when it’s covered in snow. Mainland Portugal’s highest mountain, at 1,993 metres, it can be seen from all over the Castelo Branco region. We suddenly turn a corner and there Read more…


Jewish and Christian Easter Festival – Festa das Páscoas Judaica e Cristã, Medelim, Idanha-a-Nova

The Bagpipe Band, Medelim, Idanha-a-Nova, Central Portugal

We visited our local village of Medelim last weekend to attend the Jewish and Christian Easter Festival – Festa das Páscoas Judaica e Cristã. The history of the Portuguese villages that surround us never cease to amaze. There is so Read more…


Sunshine and Showers

Boys Playing, Penamacor, Portugal, Topsy Turvy Tribe

The relentless rains have continued here in Central Portugal. It has rained a lot; so much more that torrential downpours have become the new norm. The caravan roof sings to it’s own tune of meditative pitter-patter as bucket fulls of Read more…


Rainy Days and Downpours in Central Portugal

Rainbow over the Caravan and Old Barn, Penamacor, Portugal, Topsy Turvy Tribe

Rainy Days and Downpours in Central Portugal Portugal needed rain. The summer was intensely hot, so hot that there were numerous forest fires and tragic losses of life as the fires spread uncontrollably. Central Portugal had the worst of the Read more…


Serra da Malcata Nature Reserve, Reserva Natural da Serra da Malcata

Walking Trail Map, Serra da Malcata Nature Reserve, Reserva Natural da Serra da Malcata, Castelo Branco, Central Portugal

The Serra da Malcata Nature Reserve, Reserva Natural da Serra da Malcata, is situated between Penamacor, Sabugal and Spain. Its remote locations means it is one of the least visited natural parks in Portugal. This beautiful part of central Portugal Read more…


Chaos the Fournado Turns Five

Chaos turns five, Happy Birthday, Topsy Turvy Tribe

Chaos the Fournado Turns Five… It doesn’t seem like a whole year since your last birthday, this past year has been a whirlwind of firsts, developments and changes. We spent your birthday last year partying with Grandma, Grandad and your Read more…


The Reality of Living Off-Grid in a Caravan with Children in Central Portugal Over Winter

Our Caravan Home in the Cork Oaks, Topsy Turvy Tribe, Penamacor, Central Portugal

The Reality of Living Off-Grid in a Caravan with Children in Central Portugal Over Winter It seemed like a good idea at the time… So what is it really like to live off-grid in a caravan in Central Portugal through Read more…


Portuguese Quinta Life at Winter’s End

Making Music Outside, Penamacor, Central Portugal

As Winter comes to and end the Quinta starts coming back to life. The veggie patch somehow seems to be surviving the still frequent nightly frosts and providing an abundance of deliciously fresh vegetables. Even the hens are still laying Read more…