Welcome to GuMPerville!



A member of the Good Morning Portugal! community, often delighting in Portuguese life, usually cheerful, positive and optimistic.


We have our own coat of arms and motto* (pictured)

Our official lozenge (rebuçado) is the Dr Bayard cough sweet, which should always be carried and kept warm in a trouser pocket

Our collective noun is a 'RIOT'

We might be co-creating an erotic novel

Our catchphrase is: "Who doesn't like..."

We have a Facebook group


Coat of arms creator Warren Shalm explains...

1. Four colours around the GMP centre - everyone has rich and radically different points of view and backgrounds.

2. Colours are also typical of Portugal heraldry other than the blue.

3. Green for central Portugal and the islands; Gold for the beaches; Red for the Templar heritage and the church; Blue for the ocean and rivers.

4. The bell is for ‘Carl rings the bell; I copied the bird from the Expats logo for obvious reasons; the sun is for 300 days a year; the compass is for the exploring heritage to find the world and now how GuMPers are finding Portugal; Grapes for wine and olives along the Douro etc. and fish as a dietary staple

5. The moniker at the top reads, “Stand together or fall alone.” Someone has probably said that before but it just popped in my head as the GuMPers tend to stick together.

The slogan at the bottom of course is “A nation of GuMPers”.

Always appreciate the show!


Warren with help from ‘Herald’

10 ways to help contribute to Good Morning Portugal Show - www.goodmorningportugal.com - with your time, talent or treasure...

  1. Tune in and share your love of Portugal every weekday on the breakfast show

  2. Send in your messages, pics and videos to the studio on WhatsApp (00 351) 913 590 303

  3. Subscribe and share our YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/c/GoodMorningPortugal - help us get to 1K subscribers for monetisation and membership

  4. Sign up for our weekly newsletter - https://sites.google.com/view/carlmunson/postcard-from-portugal

  5. Send your community and cheerful news for inclusion in our news section - https://sites.google.com/view/carlmunson/gmp-news-desk

  6. Get your meetup or social on our Portugal Meetup listings page - www.portugalmeetups.com

  7. Support the people, organisations and businesses in our independent GuMPer Store - https://sites.google.com/view/carlmunson/the-gumperverse/gumperstore

  8. Join us as a guest on the show, sharing your love of Portugal and/or telling us about your self, project or business. Maybe even become a regular co-host?

  9. Become a supporter-member choosing one of our many membership levels from 9 euros monthly or make a one-off donation of any size - https://ko-fi.com/gmp - which will help us to grow and serve the community better

  10. Write me - carl@goodmorningportugal.com - with more ideas about how you'd like to see the GMP! community grow and how we can do it together for the good of all of us, Portugal, and the world!