Following our harrowing day of travel yesterday we enjoyed a tranquil evening which included a big roaring fire, roasted chicken and veggies, a bottle of wonderfully rich Portuguese vino and bed by 20h30!! We woke to the sound of birds, the sun valiantly working to burn off the cloud cover and excitement because the time had come when our friend Diane Elkas was arriving from Canada to spend a couple of months as our neighbour.
We are thrilled she has graced us with her presence and look forward to an adventure or two, or three or four!!!!
Once we returned to the Quinta from the airport we left Diane to get settled and refreshed and headed off for a lovely walk in and around Estoi. The sun had succeeded in overriding the clouds and the temperature had risen to 17, perfect for walking.
We walked for about an hour and a half then headed home to see if Diane was feeling refreshed and perhaps ready for lunch. She was and we headed into Olhão where we discovered a place that we had wanted to est, Sergio’s, was, in fact, open for the first time since we had arrived in November so……a wonderful lunch, lots of catching up and laughter.
Presently a fire is burning for ambiance and added heat, the music is melodic in the background, a pot of soup is gently simmering, the scent delightful and I see a gin and tonic in our future. All of that and our house cleaner was in this morning………fresh sheets tonight……does life get much better than this?