8 Miles From Home. Not 80, Not 800.

But just 8 miles from our home in England, our car broke down and left us stranded. We talked a lot, and decided it was time to get a dog, move abroad, change our jobs and make movies about it… Read the whole story!

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  • A few days ago I got to share this special moment with my mum. Footsteps in perfect sand, warm sun and a cool gentle breeze. 3 generations walking alongside each other with almost nobody else around to interrupt our experience.
The waves were loud and tall, the hues of the water were soft and cool, and everything felt just right.This is why I choose to travel and live abroad. To be able to offer moments like these to the ones I love. This day out cost me almost nothing, yet I feel I’ve gained a memory that is priceless.Go find us on YouTube to watch the beautiful video we just made about the Costa da Prata where we currently live. The link is in my bio profile
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  • Peniche, here on the Silver Coast of Portugal this town is renowned for its surfing 🏄 away from the popular surf beaches, it also has some of the most stunning coast line with incredible rocky formations. Sitting up at the lighthouse we watched the boats go out across the Atlantic to Berlengas Island, a choppy 20-40 minute crossing, we wanted to go to do a hike with mum but they said it was too rough to take a child on board. Maybe near the end of the season we can try & make it out there! Swipe to see some epic drone shots of this beautiful part of Europe & tell me... have you ever braved the crossing & made it to Berlengas?
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  • Thank you mum. For facing your fear of flying and travel to come and see me here in this beautiful part of the world. The memories we’ve made here will be treasured permanently. .
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  • What is the Portuguese dream? And how can we convince our family to do it? We asked our Portuguese viewers what they define as the Portuguese dream. The end goal for their perfect life living in Portugal, and the common theme broke down into 4 catagories. TIME . MONEY . SAFETY . FAMILY
In this video we welcome Nanny Sue, Sacha's mum to Portugal to give her a taste of the Portuguese dream. A little chapter in our story, and then we interview her to ask what she thinks of the Portuguese dream of living a simple life in Portugal. Where she can reduce her living expenses, have more money left over and more time to spend with family.
It's interesting to hear her answers, and we think she was surprised to hear what our idea of the Portuguese dream was too.
All in all, whether you are Portuguese or a fellow visitor like us, the sentiment is the same. We all want more time to enjoy a simpler, less stressful life.What's your idea of the Portuguese dream?#TRAVELWITHKIDS #PORTUGAL #LIVINGINPORTUGAL
  • I asked my mum. “What is your idea of the Portuguese dream?” Her answer was almost exactly the same as every other Portuguese friend we’ve spoken to. (And questioned on IG 😊) More time for simple things, spending less, enjoying the outdoors, and of course doing it all with family.This is what we’ve discovered since moving to Portugal 3 years ago. Whether you are Portuguese yourself, or visitors to this amazing country like ourselves, the dream of the simple life seeps into you. And you begin to learn what it really is that makes you happy.But what is our idea of the Portuguese dream? Find out in tonight’s video on YouTube.
Search ‘The Portuguese Dream’ on YouTube at 6pm tonight. Or check the link in my profile to watch it. It’s full of beautiful moments and some inspirational talk too.
See you there 😊
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  • Showing my mum where we currently call home. 🏡
The silver coast of Portugal has some truly impressive parts to it. One of our local favourites is the Óbidos lagoon where the water is warm and calm (which is quite rare for Portugal 😅)
Story loved playing with driftwood alongside the local fishing boats while sat on the sand for a picnic lunch.
Later we went into town to Caldas da Rainha for coffee. Nanny is getting some quality ‘story time’ and we are enjoying making memories together 😌
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  • Nanny has joined us for some coastal adventures and #storyember could not be more pleased.
Nanny loves the beach and Story has so many beaches to share with her, it’s going to be a sandy week!
We discovered a fantastic restaurant and hotel called @noahsurfhouseportugal that served all kinds of amazing food and drinks.
And nanny’s trousers were soaked in sea water up to the knees just one hour after arriving in Lisbon 🤗
The perfect start to any Portugal holiday .
We finished the day reading all the new books that Nanny brought for Story to read out on the terrace.
Do you still holiday with your parents/grown up kids?
It’s funny how we holiday together when really young, then we stop to holiday with friends/partners instead, then it comes back around full circle when we are older. ☺️
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  • “Dear #storyember , I hope you’ll always know you can run back to me if you need.”
The idea of Story growing up into an independent woman is a reality that my mind can’t quite imagine yet. But of course everyday she gets closer to that time.
Story loves to explore and we can’t imagine she’ll stay restricted to just one place when she flys the nest. We often talk about that, the distant future when she invites us to join her on an adventure abroad, like we try to do with our parents as often as we can. She’ll be the one picking us up at the airport and driving us around a new country we’ve never been to. It’s mad to imagine.
These pictures were taken on one of our favourite beaches on the silver coast of Portugal. We are so glad that Story’s early memories are to be surrounded by such beauty. “And of course Eden, dear sweet Eden the dog. Complete with the grey eyebrows and white chin of old age. Thank you Eden for being the gentlest big sister to our first human baby. We’ve also given you a life packed full of adventures and if you’ve got it in you still, we’d love to keep on exploring with you too.”
(Perhaps a few caravan trips next year? 🤔It’s the topic of the household atm 🤗)
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  • I find it difficult to comprehend a world without our #storyember in it anymore. It doesn’t matter how many times a parent tells you how amazing it is to create a life, you’ll never appreciate the full impact until you have your own.
Sometimes we think back to life before Story and realize how much extra time we actually had just for us and our dog Eden. And we imagine what different choices we’d have made up to this point.
But none of those thoughts can top what a powerful emotional flood we feel each time Story crushes a new milestone and becomes more and more our good friend.
She’s changed from this little dependent blob of life, into a little independent woman so full of character that makes us belly laugh almost daily.
We look forward to her waking up every morning and wandering into our room to tell us what she’s been dreaming and thinking about. It’s fascinating just to hear how much she remembers from the previous day too.
I really smiled hard after I saw how this picture turned out. Two of the most important people in my life smiling back at me. Two of my most important life decisions there before my eyes.
It’s fun to wonder about how different life could’ve been, but not as much fun as appreciating how much I enjoy my life now.Do you ever think about alternate paths and where they would’ve taken you?
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  • Story spots 'S's everywhere we go. In the supermarket, graffiti on walls, road signs... it shows there is always an opportunity for learning, wherever we are.  As we played on the beach the other day, I realised how many S words there were around us, so I drew up an impromptu picture & we went searching for them. This is one of the reasons I love the idea of worldschooling Story. There's so much to learn & she doesn't have to be sat in a classroom for it to be taught.
Swipe to see Story's lesson!
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