Category Archives: Preparations

Portuguese Residency Visa for Canadians

Are you considering a move to Portugal? We spent three months there last year and loved almost everything about it. So much so that we decided to move full time and establish our home base there. The first step in … Continue reading

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On the Road Again: Comings and Goings in Eastern Canada

So here we are back in Canada again, this time for a very specific purpose in addition to catching up with friends and family. As you know by now, we have applied for a Portuguese Residency Visa which is a … Continue reading

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Next Stop London

We are down to the final few days now and all that can be done has been done. Our bags are ready (a backpack and small suitcase each!), we have airline and train tickets bought, London Passes in hand, and our … Continue reading

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Unfinished Business: Back in Nova Scotia

We have been back in Nova Scotia for a month now and it has been somewhat of a roller coaster ride since we left the sunny beaches of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. We accomplished everything we had hoped for and more … Continue reading

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Simplifying your Life can be Complicated

We have made it to the last month before our departure and it seems to have taken a long time getting here. Anne has just retired so we can work on the last things together. In this post we wanted to … Continue reading

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Are We There Yet? Practicing Patience.

Most North Americans will be familiar with this plaintive question from the back seat occupants signalling that they are ready to get there – wherever there may be. For Anne and I, it seems like it’s taking a very long … Continue reading

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Making it Work for Us

The ideal retirement is of course different for everyone. Whether  it is the chance to write full-time, travel, just chill out, dedicate yourself to community service or spend more time with your family, the options are as varied as the range … Continue reading

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The Beginning

Welcome! We are Tim and Anne, “recently retired” and “soon to be retired” 50-somethings from Nova Scotia, Canada. We are in the final stages of preparing to sell our house, all of our belongings and head out to experience more … Continue reading

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