sábado, 10 de maio de 2014

On the spur of the moment

My mother has wanted a donkey for…years.

She lived in Malawi a while ago, and when she would travel by car and meet donkeys on the road, she would look longingly at them, as they baked stoically in the East African sun.

On her bookshelves, amongst her many volumes, one can find The Wisdom of Donkeys, by Andy Merrifield, and on a coffee table a book of pictures of donkeys, a photography project by Oliviero Toscani. To top all this off, on her bedside table she has a stuffed toy donkey, a reminder of a live one I adopted for her as a Christmas present one year.

So, last weekend we went to the animal fair in Lamego, and she just bought one. Well, in fact, she bought two: a mother and a two-month old female foal. The mother has been named Cinza, the daughter Nubia, perhaps.

A dream come true if ever there was one.

Beached and Breezeblocked

sábado, 22 de março de 2014

Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition

It’s been a while since we wrote something on this blog, but recent events warrant writing about, and have reminded us that we need to get back on track with this blog.

In the Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition, Terrus won four medals, three Gold (for 2006, 2007 and 2009) and one Great Gold (for 2008).

We are, of course, delighted with the results, and congratulate and thank all those who are involved with the process of producing Terrus.

More information on this competition can be found here.
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É a algum tempo que não escrevemos nada neste blogue, mas acontecimentos recentes lembraram-nos que temos que retomar a escrita.

Na competição Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition, o Terrus ganhou quatro medalhas, três Gold (para 2006, 2007 e 2009) e uma Great Gold (para 2008).

Estão de parabéns todos os que participam na produção do Terrus!

Mais informação sobre esta competição pode ser vista aqui.