Given Ana and Simão have just returned from vacation and had decided to treat themselves to a few extra days off before returning to the grind AND given Diane had just arrived and they were all looking forward to a visit, we had organized a lunch together in the tiny dimple of a town, Bemparece, at the Restaurante Cantinho da Serra.
High in the mountains with breathtaking views in every direction. A clear and brilliantly sunny day. Fabulous food and wonderful camaraderie. What more could we ask for in life?
As we walked around the view a car started up the drive and Marc thought it was Ana and Simão so he started staring down the driver. Turns out it was not them but a great conversation and much laughter ensued and I’m certain a story is now circulating in two households!
It was wonderful to witness the pleasure and love in the reunion of all these old friends, our friends. A few tears, lots of hugs and then the catching up started. What a delightful afternoon we spent together.
We made a short stop at Intermarche in São Brás de Alportel then homeward as we had company arriving at 16h00 for tea.
Another wonderful visit with some catching up and lots of laughter. Our social life is growing by the minute! They are here until mid April and I’m certain we’ll see each other a few times! And life, as we know it, continues to be wonderful.