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Michael Portillo's rare comment about private life with beloved wife Carolyn
Michael Portillo has explained how he and his wife Carolyn Eadie, who will celebrate 40 years of marriage together next month, have purchased a property in Andalucia.Thanks to his mixed Spanish and Scottish heritage, he is likely to blend into the warm surroundings well."Carolyn and I have bought a lovely house near Seville," he explained."I have a large number of cousins in Spain and I tend to be the organiser of reunions and parties."I have no surviving close relatives in Scotland but Carolyn does, and we travel north of the border from time to time.However, he admits the pair get to Scotland "much less often than to sunny Andalusia".Perhaps it's hardly surprising that the couple dodge the bitterly cold Scottish weather sometimes.Michael is also a keen traveller to continents further afield, with his TV work previously having taken him to the opposite side of the world.The Great Australian Railway Journeys star had no qualms about the weather when travelling across the desert - but the epic train voyage took him to plenty of other diverse landscapes as well."The highlights were the two epic journeys on The Ghan and the Indian Pacific," the 66-year-old recalled to Journey Beyond."Europeans find it hard to comprehend how big and how empty Australia is, and the train provides the best way to ram home the point."But I was in general very captivated with Australian history and I hope that Australians of every background will feel that we have attempted to tell it straight."The TV star has also captivated followers with other adventure screenings, including Great Indian Railway Journeys and Great American Railroad Journeys.Once known as Britain's "most hated Tory", Michael is now more likely to be stopped by fans clamouring
Scotland (Scots: Scotland, Scottish Gaelic: Alba (About this soundlisten)) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain, with a border with England to the southeast, and is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, the North Sea to the northeast, the Irish Sea to the south, and more than 790 islands, including the Northern Isles and the Hebrides.