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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…


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…


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…


Goodbye 2017, Happy New Year

Topsy Turvy Tribe

Goodbye 2017 and hello to 2018! This year has been amazing, living in the Granada region of Spain, deep in the Spanish campo has been totally inspiring. We have travelled all over Andalucia and been outside every single day, walking, Read more…


Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from Topsy Turvy Tribe 2017

This Christmas we have travelled from Central Portugal to the Costa del Sol in Spain to spend some quality time with family; Grandma, Grandad, Aunties, Uncles and cousins, just as it should be at Christmas time perfect. It’s not quite as cold Read more…


Rain, Wellingtons, Waterproofs and Puddle Jumping

Splash! Penamacaor, Castelo Branco, Central Portugal

We have been waiting for rain for a long time here in Central Portugal. To say the land is in need of a good watering is an understatement. Unlike the UK where there seems to be no lack of the Read more…


Halloween Party, Cakes and a Super Moon

Spiderboy in the Halloween Disco, Penamacor, Castelo Branco, Portugal

This week was a momentous occasion, much more important than Halloween itself; it was Chaos’ first school party. A Halloween party at the Alternative International School which Chaos attends. It was all hands on deck. Chaos and his friends at Read more…


Living Off Grid in Central Portugal

Chaos and his Lego Caravan, Penamacor, Castelo Branco, Central Portugal

Never in our wildest dreams did we ever imagine that our family would live in a caravan, without mains running water or electricity but here we are, living off grid in Central Portugal! When we first came to Portugal housesitting Read more…


Mayhem Turns Three!

Mayhem Turns 3, Penamacor, Castelo Branco, Central Portugal

There is no greater gift for us as parents than to see our boys grow up, we feel so lucky and privileged that both our boys are healthy and developing so amazingly.  It’s been such a busy year since Mayhem’s Read more…