Time keeps slipping away and before I know it, it’s bedtime and two things have happened, or not depending on the perspective. Number 1, I have forgotten my camera all day and haven’t taken a single photograph; and 2, I haven’t even thought about doing a blog. I’ve received a couple of emails asking me where the heck we are and today I promised myself I would try and get something out. So here goes!
We’ve had a couple of cooler days, which for most of you in Canadian means nothing given your temperatures, it’s been around 13 degrees! The temperature is never the problem here, it’s when it’s accompanied by wind, and for the last two days, it was. Hasn’t stopped us from getting out and enjoying life here, which includes our daily lunchtime meals on the patio of Ana’s and Simõe’s.
Pat and Gary have arrived from Canada and haven’t stopped smiling from the warmth of the sun and the endless blue skies. They have their own house here in the village of Estoi for the next couple of months…..how wonderful that we have another addition to our constantly growing social circle. I see a few games of Newfie Poker, crib and euchre in my future!!
Today we headed off for the Moncarapacho gypsy market. Diane opted to stay at home and meet us in the square for lunch which meant Pat, Gary, Marc and myself headed off to enjoy the energy, colours and buying opportunities available to us.
We thoroughly enjoyed our wanderings and arrived back at the quinta at 12h20, just in time to collect Diane and head off for lunch in the square. Pat and Gary opted to head on home as they are having us all in for dinner this evening and the prepping had to be started. Of course I forgot to take photos during lunch so nothing to show on that front.
And today, our find that had both Marc and me excited………the enormous wall of jasmine here at the quinta, is just starting to bloom!! In a couple of days, the intoxicating smell will be our constant companion, day and night for at least a couple of weeks.
As I frequently like to say, life is grand and we continue to be grateful for every wintery day we are away from snow. If we could transport all of our family and friends here, it would happen in the blink of an eye, or the snap of a finger. Know that you are here in our thoughts and hearts.