Yesterday was shorts and tee shirt weather, please don’t hate me for sharing that!!! And of course it was not only market day, but the first Market day for James and the added element of sunshine and heat ignited my pleasure to be able to introduce him to the colour, energy, smells and all round enthusiasm displayed at this weekly market.
Sadly Marc is feeling unwell and opted, wisely, to stay bundled up at home and nurse himself to a healthier state. We….translated into I…..have dragged a cold bug in the house and I am at the tail end, Marc now somewhere in the middle and James just starting to experience the nagging tickle that starts it all. I’m sleeping with one eye opened!!
In any case, James and I collected Miss Gwennie and wound our way to what turned out to be a most delightful visit. It was busy, without being overwhelming, the sun certainly brightened spirits all around, and because we we didn’t really need to make any purchases, that isn’t to say we didn’t make purchases, it was very laid back and relaxing.
James and I wandered around for a bit then he decided to go and sit and enjoy the sunshine and most likely, people watching. Gwen was off doing her thing and I got to simply lollygag my way through the throngs of people, stopping when and where I wanted and simply taking pleasure in the moment. Tried to locate our friends Harald and Bela, who are there almost every Saturday but sadly, could not. Found out later that they had to pass on the market, I know they would miss it as they, like us, love it.
Finally after a bica together on one of the market patios, the three of us walked back tot the car, headed for one more stop then finally back to our place where we enjoyed lunch on he patio with Marc, who by now was up and moving a bit more.
After lunch I drove Gwen back to Estoi and we I returned home I found Marc asleep upstairs, James asleep downstairs and I had the place to myself so……I went for a small walk as I had noticed a large area of rock roses near our house………..flowers this time of the year make me happy and hopefully sharing them with you will bring a little smile to your day.
Turned out to be a glorious lazy afternoon. I curled up by the pool and read and perhaps, if the truth be told, I might have even dozed for a few minutes until two rambunctious birds decided to play tag right over my head.
Marc declared that he was staying in bed for the rest of the day and after some discussion James and I decided to head out to dinner. Our destination turned out to be closed and I suggested we swing by Dinis’s……..turned out to be a good decision. The prato do dia was frango com miel……..chicken with honey. I’d never seen it here before but it was yummy. The place was packed and lively, food and entertainment.