Thursday, December 25, 2008

Boas Festas




While the Brits are settling down to toast Brenda and see what special message she might have for us this year, we are sitting in a bar in the old town, having had a long walk on the beach and along the cliff tops. We lunched in a restaurant overlooking the beach, it must have been 70 degrees at 1pm although the sun went behind a cloud a bit later on. Santa found his way to us overnight, I think he came up on to the balcony and through the sliding doors, but I cannot be sure. He left a note though saying that he found it easier to leave most gifts at home to be opened when we return, so we shall have to speculate about the most of them. Last night we had a lovely Indian meal, most of the bars and restaurants were shut and most taxis were off the road as the Portugese celebrate mainly on Christmas Eve. It is odd to be somewhere so warm at Christmas, but I am loving it, and not a single call about wheely bins for three days! Will post some pics up to illustrate this post when we get home.

4 comments:

steve faragher said...

the wheelibins were collected fine in south bank road

susan xx said...

love the photo! You look gorgeous! Hope the Australians have now vacated...

Louise Baldock said...

Ah yes, those Aussies, actually they have not arrived yet but I didn't get burgled anyway.

Louise Baldock said...

First thing I got, as I turned my phone on at the luggage collection point at the airport was a phone call from our office about flytipping in the entry. Plus ca change...