Hi folks! Normal service is far from being resumed, but I’m aware of collecting lots of walks which I really ought to share, so here I am today. Could I perhaps ask that you don’t send me any more links for the moment? I have family arriving at the weekend and they have first call on my time. I shall have a sixth birthday to celebrate, Halloween to avoid (my daughter more than makes up for me), and then the weight of numbers will come crashing down on my head. A big one!
As if that’s not enough, I have a cat to feed. One that hisses at me. (I do understand, I’m not the patient mistress of the house ). Actually, the mistress explained to me how I should place a doorstop to prevent me being locked out in the garden with said cat. And then the door blew shut, as she was explaining, and both of us were marooned in the garden. Life, huh? Her on tiptoe, looking over the wall for a neighbour. Balanced on the back of a chair. “Christina?” Nothing! I holler too, but my husband is painting, in blissful ignorance. Finally a workman a few doors down comes to see what the matter is. ‘Er, could you open my back door and let us in, please?’ The front door is wide open. Hopefully I won’t repeat the incident in her absence.
So, what else? Todos a caminhar, the free walks programme aimed at encouraging a healthy population, has resumed. On a sunkissed Sunday morning we lined up on the boardwalk at Cabanas, with music to enhance the enthusiastic warm up. Good for a giggle if you’re an observer. And then we’re off! Out of the village on a back lane, past orange and olive groves. Some of us chattering, some striding out determinedly. At the halfway point, a bottle of water, an apple and a breakfast bar, thoughtfully provided by the council. And afterwards, an invitation to lunch with a lovely couple. Sunday became a celebration of life, as we boated across the narrow channel to the ilha, and strolled on the finest of sand.
Please read and enjoy these, if you haven’t already. I won’t be sharing any more for a while. Many thanks to everybody.
Seems ages since I shared a walk of Becky’s. She’s back in Portugal later this week. Whoop-e-doop!
A glass of wine with Drake? It would be an honour :
Rupali shares some wonderful colours too :
Was September beautiful for you? It certainly was for Lady Lee :
Alastair managed to find his way to my walks. Please do visit and say hello :
It’s never boring at Jesh’s place, no matter what she’s up to :
Janaline has seen the world, and there’s nothing like the beauty of Ireland :
Raspberry heaven with Irene :
Someone who’s always living the good life- join Jackie for a slice or two :
Let’s hear it for Cathy! She’s completed the Camino- loud fanfare!- and still shared some beautiful walks with me. This is just one of many:
I’m back in the UK on 9th November. I should just make it to a Girl’s Night and then it’ll be crazy while we finish packing and handing over our home. Catch up with you when I can. Take care till then!