If you pay attention today you can feel winter starting to sneak in. I enjoyed a long lovely hike this morning, just over 12 km, and in places that the sun hadn’t yet kissed the ground, you could still see the light frost and as you walked over the earth, hear the slight crunch underfoot. I enjoyed every moment of it but most especially as soon we will be able to leave it behind, hopefully before the first snow fall, and return to the lovely temperatures and landscape we love in our Portuguese home away from home.
We have a busy week in front of us with last minute appointments, haircuts, a few necessary phone calls, and a couple of last minute, and pleasurable, engagements to officially say adieu to some close friends. Lists are made, and like Santa, we are checking them twice!! We’ve done this so often however that it really is a bit rote and anything we forget we can either purchase or, if it’s something from Canada that we can’t live without, such as maple syrup!!! we simply contact friends who will be arriving later than us and hope they have a little space left in their luggage. Nobody has ever denied us in the past!
Marc has created a spreadsheet of all the arrival and departure information for our friends who will be arriving and we are delighted to know that so many of them, like us, feel safe and confident regarding travel to Portugal. I’m already planning hikes and of course…my birthday in February!!!
Thanks to all of you who sent me notes of encouragement regarding my blog and agreeing to stay connected I will look forward to any comments you might wish to share and/or a simply friendly note from time to time. I love hearing from each and every one of you.
Take care, stay safe. Marc and I hope that winter is mild for all of you who stay put. You’ll hear from us soon.