Well, here we are again, another Christmas Eve and another year coming to a close. Marc and I wish the very best to all of our family and friends and hope that whatever your choice of celebration, it’s a wonderful few days for each of you.
This morning we headed in Olhão and enjoyed a gorgeous walk along the promenade. The sun was shining, the tide, very low, which meant the smell of the sea was a bit more pronounced than usual. We both love that.
We stopped in at a new bakery that our friends Harald and Bela told us about. While Marc was in line to purchase bread, I explored the display of festive fare that was disappearing as quickly as they could put it out.
I headed back to the main counter to help Marc with the purchase of bread and right in front of me, at eye level…or should I say….mouth level…..was this amazing bread stuffed with a generous portion of salami!!! It got my knees weak. This I would happily gobble down. We will be heading back to this place after Christmas is behind us.
Our friend James is arriving today from Canada. His flight landed in Lisboa at 9h50 and much to all our dismay……the trains are on strike today and tomorrow. There was no plan B but there is now. He will take a bus but that will arrive much later than we had planned. In any case, it is what it is and I will be at the bus station when he arrives.
Tonight is a special event for us…..Christmas Eve with our friends Ana and Simão, their family and a few other friends. We feel very honoured to have been included and can’t wait to experience new traditions. An on that note, I have to go and make myself pretty……that doesn’t happen in five minutes any longer so the more time I have, the better. LOL