Portugal…the home of Piri Piri chicken and Cristiano Ronaldo but also wonderfully decorative street signs. Travelling within the UK, I would say street signs are not the most exciting thing to look at on a daily commute. Black lettering on a white background, held up on metallic posts. However on a recent trip to the South of Portugal street signs became a whole lot more interesting.

On a holiday I am not one to lie in the sun all day gaining a new shade of skin colour. I love to explore and visit local towns or villages which have not been tampered by the vast amount of Brits which are moving abroad. On one trip to the local village of Loulé I began to notice the decorative plaques on the walls. They were on most of the walls and at first I did not know their use. It was only…

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