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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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  • Since having Story we have tried to minimise our camera equipment & be less laden down with electronic gear on a day out. This particular day whilst our family were visiting we swapped the smaller vlog camera for our 'big' pro camera & J set about capturing some moments. After sitting down to edit these shots, I think we will be making more of an effort to start practicing photography again & give our trusty SLR more outings. I have to admit, photography was a passion of mine that has fizzled out & stopped completely once Story was born & I got consumed with being in 'mum mode' but I feel it's time to get back behind the lens & rekindle the love.  Swipe to see some lovely family moments in the medieval castle town of óbidos 🍂#familytime #travelwithkids #3yearold #obidosportugal #autumnphotography #5dmkii #canonlens70200mm #toddlerlife
  • Story had a wonderful surprise for her birthday, a trip back to her favourite place in Lisbon. The Oceanarium.
The phrase of the day was, “look at that stingray”. She must have said it over 80 times 😂
We stayed in there for 3 hours then went to the gift shop and bought her some new cuddly’s, including, yes you guessed it, a stingray toy. 😅
Look out for it in future videos! .
#oceanarium #lisbon #3yearsold #animallovers #happybirthday #storyember #oceanariodelisboa #seathefuture
  • Happy Birthday #storyember . Our definitive world for the past 3 years. We have poured every ounce of our individual selves into you, and to see you grow up has been our reward.
This little video is a collection of you, your moments and your journey. 3 years condensed down into snippets of your life to date. We have so much more to show you.
Thank you for being epic 💪🏻💪🏽 #3yearmontage #babymontage #happybirthday #youtubefamily #familytravel #travelwithkids #3 #wherehasmybabygone #growingup #vegankid #veganfamily #livinginportugal #8milesfromhome #thesetinymoments
  • Having family stay with us recently, we were so thankful to have some great weather days. Having visitors so late in the year we were worried we would be faced with rain, wind & unsuitable beach days but Portugal kept the sun shining for us & we were able to get out & put our toes in the sand. We watched horses ride along the beach & stood in awe of the massive waves but my favourite part of this day was watching Story & her little cousin Leonie running free. Laughing, crying, falling out & making up straight away. A little window into how simple life should be .
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#autumn #permanentbeachweather #praiabomsuccesso so #silvercoastportugal #cousins #familyvacation #travelwithkids #almost3yearsold #toddlercousins
  • Things are not going well this week 😔 Everyone in the family is sick apart from Eden! We don’t usually get ill so it has been a set back of headaches and fevers all around. It feels like we are on the tail end of it now and we are all happy about that.To battle the sickness we’ve been trying to get some nice doses of outdoor time. We went leaf collecting in the forest when the Autumn weather was just right.We collected some (safe, edible, non toxic,) singer parasol mushrooms under the supervision of our expert local friend Americo and made a delicious risotto.Spent time caring for our baby chicks who are looking much bigger and stronger now.And witnessed the most beautiful sunset from our garden overlooking the farms.Admittedly, not being well has derailed us on the content creating front. We haven’t managed to finish any filming for our YouTube channel because our equipment is also in dire need of repair and tlc. (Even our gear is sick 👎🏽) But we are trying to pull something together for this Sunday , so we just wanted to thank you all for being patient while we are offline recuperating.Enjoy these little snippets of the last week and we’ll be back to making videos soon enough 🙏🏻 #autumnactivitiesforkids #fallactivitiesforkids #travelwithkids #livinginportugal #youtubefamily #leafactivity #almost3 #almost3yearsold
  • Currently working hard on editing the next video, it will be an all nighter for J to try & get it finished on time. Have you watched our latest video on all things Lisbon?
We really enjoy our days out in the city & always find some thing new to do there each time we go. It can sometimes be difficult trying to keep a ‘threenager’ entertained on a full day out but Lisbon never disappoints!
#lisbonportugal #daysout #familyvlog #unusualplaces #thingstodoinlisbon #familytravel #travelwithkids #youtubefamily
  • J asked me today, imagine what life would be like if we only had to do one thing. But do it REALLY well.
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It made me think, I could take better photos? I could spend more time writing recipes maybe? Our blog? Our jewelry store? The videos we make etc
The list just kept growing in my brain until we both realized that doing just one thing would never have led us to where we are right now. Playing in the rock pools with #storyember on a weekday and still somehow making it our work.It’s always a personal battle for us, trying to balance how much time we spend doing each element of our jobs. But when it all comes together and we have video memories like this one to treasure forever, it’s totally worth it. ☺️
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Have you watched our latest YouTube video yet? This short clip comes from the full version on our channel. Link is in my profile bioOr click this one if it works
https://youtu.be/85yTqqfOpjQ#familytravelvlog #travelvlog #travelwithkids #worldschooling #8milesfromhome #youtubefamily #workfromhome #remoteworklife #movingabroad #livinginportugal #baleal #portugaltravel #portugal #familyvloggers #tinymomentseverywhere
  • While at our local beach recently we came across this very realistic sand croc, Story couldn't stop talking about it & it inspired us to go make our own... swipe across to see our attempts at some sand art! Daddy made the crocodile while mummy made the turtle, I'm pretty pleased with it. Makes a change from sand castles! What do you think?! #beachlife #sandart #familytime #travelwithkids #sandanimals #daddydaughter #sandcrocodile #storyember #fozdoarelho #silvercoast #worldschoolers #artiseverywhere
  • Grandads trip to Portugal is over already but we are so thankful for the time we got to spend together & for Story & Grandad to bond on the sands of the Silver Coast. In recent years, especially since Story’s birth, we have realized more than ever the importance of these special family moments. I hope to do more traveling with my dad in the future as those are the times we are both at ease & everyday provides a new opportunity to create memories. Favorite moment of this trip, I’m torn between seeing the cheeky smile on dads face after he returned from a scooter ride in Lisbon or the look on his face when he realised the ice cream he was eating was actually vegan! 😂 #justliketherealthing
Have you got a favorite travel moment with your dad?
#familymoments #travelswithmyfather #travelwithkids #familytravel #mummydaughter #daddydaughtertime #portugalovers #portugaltravel
  • 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
#visitportugal #costadaprata #silvercoast #silvercoastportugal #portugalemfotos #praiareicortiço #travelwithkids #familytravelvloggers #youtubefamily #8milesfromhome #unseenportugal #portugal_places #cantskipportugal #portugallovers #portugaltravel

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