Hello, it's been a while! I've had a lovely time soaking up the sun for the last few weeks but now back in rainy England, with my tan hidden under jeans and a big thick cardie! Not impressed with the weather I've come back to at all!
We went to Lagos again on the Algarve in Portugal like last year but for three whole weeks this time. I totally got into the relaxed, laid back way of living... a little lie in every morning, then a bit of sunbathing, lunch, a potter about, maybe a siesta, beach for a couple of hours, then maybe drinks in town... No real pressure to do anything and time to just sit and chat... lovely!
I also managed to get my tapestry finished - at last - feels like I've been doing it forever! Really pleased with it, just need to get it framed and I will do a little ta-dah post on it :)
The beaches around Lagos are really lovely and there are loads to choose from... we tended to go down in the late afternoon when the sun wasn't quite as hot. Sometimes we would just walk along the shore, other times we would set up camp for a couple of hours. I did go in the sea a few times but it is so COLD being the Atlantic that I really couldn't stand it for more than a few minutes at a time!!
Picked up loads of shells too... really pretty ones which I just had to bring home in the suitcase. It's funny, out of the two main beaches we went to (only a couple of miles from each other around the headland) one had so many shells you were falling over them - there were literally hundreds and hundreds - and the other had none at all. Quite weird since they are so very close.
Also went out a few times at night into the town for a meal or just drinks... and always passed this old fashioned carousel as we waited for taxis. Sadly I didn't actually get to go on it, (most of the occupants being under five) but I could still admire the pretty lights! Isn't there something so magical about old fashioned fairground rides... Those lights have me captivated!
So all in all it was a really lovely break and a much needed one after the stresses of moving...etc. Back home now though and it is really nice to be back, except we currently have a broken boiler which annoyingly means no hot water :( Hopefully it's being fixed in the morning, fingers crossed! I hate not being able to shower, I feel so grubby even after one day! Urgh...
Still got lots to do this week around the house too. Because we went away so soon after moving, I've come back to lots of boring paperwork and post which needs to be dealt with. I've also got quite a few pairs of curtains to make this week for the lounge and bathrooms which currently just have temporary hangings up. Hopefully I'll be able to remember how to make them without too much trouble, not made anything more complicated than pencil pleat before!
So anyway what I'm actually getting around to saying with all this is that I'm going to be keeping my shops shut for another week or so just to give me time to get myself sorted before I start thinking about the 'C' word!! Arggh... how on earth are we back here again, feels like I've only just stopped sewing puddings and presents and it's nearly time to get them all back out again. Madness!
Anyway thanks for visiting as always, back soon x