Thursday, April 29, 2010

No move!

So due to some problems, we are not moving yet. We lost the house we were going to but luckily can stay where we are, so no moving yet and more time waiting for life to start. But at least that gives us some more time to enjoy the algarve pre-summer before it gets too hot. It also gives me more time to enjoy the 'uniqueness' that is the algarve.

Yesterday we went into our pool for the first time this year, sorry, Sophie went into the pool by herself, it was too cold for me and I never imagined she would go in. Last year she loved to go to the pool but then would tell to go in and she wouldnt, what a change of events, I dont believe it will last.

Friday, April 23, 2010

New Roads 2


Well we have one week to go to the big move and our new, new start!! How do I feel, a little sad, that we are leaving and that things went so wrong on our 1st new start. I was taking a drive today and felt a little sad, but also hopeful. We do need change in our life sometimes, hopefully positive ones but that is not always the case. If we dont have some change, we become afraid of it and life becomes stagnant and predictable. We are not all the way out of the woods but we are getting closer.

When we first saw we were going to have move, I was not keen, I knew it was very probable we would have to move but hoped we could at least stay in the Algarve. But unfortunately this was not the case, I am most sad that I will have to move our daughter away from her school and friends, but she will make new friends soon and she is fairly adaptable. For me, it took a long time to settle and it will be hard to do that again, but I know what to expect this time.

Monday, April 19, 2010


So we turn the page and start again. Last year was a year to forget, one of the hardest of my life, that will take a long time to get over and move on from. It is hard to let go of the past, but that is normal in times of stress but we have to, to be able to move forward.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Orange blossom

What a beautiful day it was. We went into Tavira and had a walk with my daughters. I love Tavira, it is so pretty, the first time I came to the algarve I wasnt staying there but we visited and it stayed in my head, the one place that I really remembered. I never imagined I would live here and have loved living here, its just such a pretty place. And something which I never noticed last year,the orange blossom, seems heavenly, so good and seems to be everywhere I go.

I will miss this place.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


It makes me smile!!

I know I have been here long enough now and am officially acclimatised when I see all the foreign holidaymakers in their summer clothes and Im cold in my jeans and 2 long sleeve layers. But I remember when I was a child going on holidays at this time of year and being in my shorts and T-shirts and in the pool, that is probably why it makes me chuckle now being in a new position :-D