Today I surprised myself with a rare piece of financial acumen.
Apparently my UK-based mobile broadband, which usually costs a little under £15 each month, would have run up a cricket score had I used it, as I had planned to do, for my work whilst here in Portugal. According to a story I read on the web, a British woman who downloaded five episodes of Friends (why? Ed) whilst on a trip to Germany famously returned home to an £11,000 bill.
And so I am now the proud owner of a Portuguese mobile broadband package - what we call Pay As You Go - and I'm typing away this evening at local rate.
Olé, as they say up the road!