Teresa & João Amaro have three children; Luisa, Madalena + João. Teresa works in a public organization overseeing community projects and João is a co-owner of a restaurant Tertúlia Algarvia in Faro.
João Amaro & Tiago Magalhães have been friends since the age of 3 !! They used to spend every day of their summer vacations playing together on the beach in Faro, where my husband used to go to his grandparent’s house. Their friendship has remained and nowadays, we do one week together every summer both families, at Armona island, just in front of Faro (a little unknown paradise). We love them and our children see each other as cousins. Life it’s much better with friends like them.
Tiago and his wife Sofia have two children – Joaquim (6 years old) and Ester (3 years old). They are a Portuguese family, living in Ireland for their second time. Before Ireland we also lived in Barcelona, Belo Horizonte (Brasil) and Faro (Portugal). Since re-locating to Dublin for their time they have lived here for over 2 years. Sofia is an archaeologist, specialized in Ancient Egypt and African archaeology and Tiago is a scientist, working in genomics and rare diseases.
They love swimming, nature, discovery of new museums & interesting places. They are very interested in astronomy and one of our goals to this year is to go to Kerry, to the Dark-Sky Reserve! Sofia is also a Master Composter, she’s completely into everything sustainability and environment and is launching the Stop Food Waste Portugal program, during this year, bringing the Irish experience and knowledge in this field, to her home country.