Saturday, 19 June 2010

portugal


Portugal was utterly magnificent. For the past week we called this lovely yellow villa home...


Enjoyed the quiet, unspoilt beaches...


Introduced Lila to the joys of jumping in the waves...


And the delights of a quick paddle...


She got very busy with her bucket and spade...


While her Daddy went for a surf...


Then she decided she wanted to try out her own "skateboard in the sea" (but actually on the beach)...


There was time for long walks...


And ample beautiful scenery.


So all in all it was pretty near perfection. Also not pictured- quality time spent with my parents, lots of amazing seafood and lovely wine, a novel completed (read not written!), lots of pool time and floating on big inflatable animals and chairs kindly left by the villa's previous occupants and attempts to teach Lila to swim. Conclusion- she can currently only kick her legs or move her arms- not both at the same time but I'm sure we'll get there with time!

Now we have returned to London for the last week in our flat, and to tie up all the loose ends and say our farewells. Curt informed me today that our internet connection will be cut off tomorrow so I'll be offline until we arrive at my parents farm next Sunday to spend our last week in the UK with them.

So bye 'til then, it's going to be a hectic week for us with a whole load of conflicting emotions- lots of sad goodbyes, probably a bunch of nerves and a big dose of excitement too. Time for some deep breaths...

6 comments:

Juultje said...

oh wow, I am going there in August. I can' t wait..its so pretty there and great food. Where is Portugal did you go?

Lily said...

Oh I love Portugal I go there every September! Beautiful beaches and such wonderful food. Hop

Love your blog, such an enchanting name!

Have a lovely weekend

xxx

Artpixie said...

beautiful post
xoxo

Faye said...

Thanks for the lovely comments : )

Juultje- We were in the Algarve, in a place called Praia du Luz, just outside the town of Lagos. Hope you have a great time on your trip!

Bumpkin Bears said...

That looks heavenly, wishing you lots of luck for your week and adventures to come, I am sure that Lila will love her time in the great outdoors in NZ :) Hugs, Catherine x

Marinka said...

Oh gosh it looks like an amazing place..And your family looked so happy there

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