Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Another holiday post

We're back again, and this time for a whole lot longer. We had a fantastic holiday in Portugal, beautiful weather, apartment, beaches, place, food, people, everything. I'm not going to bore you with a gazillion pictures and witterings about it all though, just a few.


This was the view from our apartment. It was taken in the morning and the temperature was already at 29 degrees. I don't do hot weather, not in the slightest, but there were strong breezes nearly all the time which kept me happy!

We had hired a car which not only helped us get from the airport, it let us explore some of the area. So 2 minutes down the road (yes, we explored a long way!) we found this beach, the longest one in the Algarve apparently. Lovely sandy beach. Warm(ish!) water and nice waves. It was very hot though, so much of the time I sat underneath a sun shade and knitted. Very, very relaxing!

Both children loved playing in the sea and spent much of their time in it.


This was the only picture Mr Stressy took of me - he'd far rather be on the photo than behind the camera - I'm much more modest and prefer to be on the other side of the lens!


I could also tell you about the time when eldest son took me on one of those rubber ring things that are towed behind a speed boat - but being a non-swimmer, the memory gives me the heebee geebees! I could tell you about the fabulous ice cream, the wonderful carbonara in the little Italian restaurant and the delicious shell fish. I could bemoan the fact that I didn't find a wool shop. Or that I was so scared in the plane that I spent much of the time in tears. I could tell you about the water slides, the yachts, the stray dogs, the living statues, the doughnut seller, the fish markets... oh I could tell you so much, but to be honest, I bet you aren't all that interested, and quite frankly, I have so much washing and ironing to do, I really don't have time to be sitting on the computer.

Knitting news tomorrow. Promise.

9 comments:

marit said...

Welcome home:-) So nice to see you've had a great time! I wouldn't mind some of that sun and warmth...it's been pouring down here for weeks, I bet every child around here has developed natural swimfeet by now-LOL!

Looking forward to your knittingnews!

dottycookie said...

Welcome back! It looks lovely. I've never been to Portugal but it does sound very tempting ...

Gina said...

Sounds like you all had a fabulous time!

trasha said...

No no. We need to hear and see more!!

Anonymous said...

Those pictures are so summer..ish! It is nice to read you aain, Michaela.

Giulietta

wonderwoman said...

nice to have you back, safe and sound - sounds like a fraught plane flight tho - why wereyou in tears?
looking at the pics it was obviously worth the journey!

xxxx

Kathryn said...

Glad you enjoyed yourself so much. Was quite surprised to see how tall (and quickly) eldest son has grown in the semi-family portrait (can't be a full family portrait as Mr Stressy's not in it) until I noticed he was standing on a step. My brain is going...

Kx

Anonymous said...

LOL
My partner is the same.. prefers to be in the picture than taking them...he even takes picts of him self.. which also means there is hardly any pictures of me after our holidays.
IDA

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

It all looks lovely! But I would have found it too hot and would have been sitting in the shade with you all the time! Sorry you don't like flying. I just try not to think about it too much!

Lucy x