I am back from Portugal! 8 days at a friend's villa. Sunbathing, eating prawns and garlic and doing bugger all. It was bliss.
My tan started fading the second the aircraft left the runway in Faro. I still have quite an impressive ultra white little backside, thanks to the speedos I was wearing all week. Baring in mind the fragile state of the economy in Portugal, I didn't think it wise to go out in public in them. The few tourists there were, would have been frightened home!
I used my annual free ticket and it was touch and go. I managed to get a seat allocated at the gate, so that was good. We usually book a full fare ticket and rarely use staff travel, but it was so expensive this year. Apparently there is some sporting event on or something??
Jase and I got back last night and caught the train from Gatwick to my Parents' house. A wonderful greeting from Milo, lots of squeaks and bum wagging (him), a proper cup of tea, then back to Bramble Cottage. Today was washing day. The worst bit about a holiday. :0(
I took Milo for a walk in the mud, freezing cold and pouring rain. A different world from Faro, with blue skies and warm days. Ho hum, back to reality now.
Mum and Dad picked up Milo again, as I am due back to work at 7ish tomorrow. A five day block, starting with Milan for the night tomorrow - nice and warm - and then Edinburgh for the night on Wednesday - not so nice and warm!
Not much else to report really. The garden is a jungle, so I did a bit of tidying up and tying back of plants. The hens are laying really well and I came back to 4 boxes of eggs that my next door neighbours had collected whilst I was away.
I have the fire lit now as it is so cold. Shocked that it is July. Waiting for summer, hoping that August/September/October will be better. It can't be any worse.
No pictures I'm afraid as I didn't take my camera with me. It looked so dodgy with the flights I didn't want to check a bag in, so managed with hand luggage. Was actually quite impressed at how little I needed. Speedos and P20 sun tan lotion and I was away! I did buy 2 kilos of garlic though. The bulbs are huge and I plan to pickle them for the Michaelmas fair. I made 10 jars last year and they sold well. The smell in my trolley bag may take a while to go.
The fire is crackling away now and I think it's time for a last cuppa then bed. Up early to head to the airport......
Night night all!
C x x x