It’s kind of mind-boggling how quickly time is passing by for us. We keep a fairly organized calendar of special events, commitments, the coming and going of our friends, projects, and our appointments etc. here in Portugal. I find it so incredible to think that our trip with our friends to Cabo Verde is already history! Our friend Diane is here and has been for a few days! And, in a very short four days, Pat and Gary will be here!!! I wish I could get time to slow down.
Because we live like Europeans here: daily shopping, a bigger meal at lunchtime, trips to the beach to walk or sit, and the fact that we are able to spend so much more time outside, it seems as if our social life is bigger, and time just goes that much faster. All that to say, we seem to do so much, yet do nothing, each day.
This weekend was about markets, hanging out with friends, great meals, an happily, blue skies and sunshine.
Diane prepared a wonderful dinner for us last night. Fresh shrimp, a wonderful salad and curried rice. I seem to recall a lovely bottle of vino but that might have been a mirage!!!!
This morning we headed off for Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo and the gypsy market.
The market was lively and well attended. We all made a purchase or two, me a mortar and pestle, and decided to head onward to Tavira for lunch.
Tavira was very quiet and both restaurants we chose were closed but happily we stumbled on a new place, Cais Do Gilao……or Pier of the River Gilao. What a great find.
This place hosts Fado music on Saturday evenings, we’ve made note as the menu was quite varied and wonderful and if our dishes today is an example…..I would happily eat my way through the menu!! Why not do that with live music?
We enjoyed a marvelous walk all around town before heading back to Estoi.
A great day had by all and not only another day, but another weekend behind us. As I said earlier, time flies but we never take any of it for granted and are continually reminded of how blessed we are in this life we live.