Hope everyone had a good easter break. My husband runs a hotel on 'the strip' of Albufeira (if anyone knows it) and we spent the weekend there as he was working some of it, well most of it. The weather had been rubbish all last week, raining and windy, I felt sorry for those who came for their easter hols only to have this weather.
But on easter sunday, the weather opened, at least for the morning and everyone was at the pool in their swimwear, some kids even went in the pool. And then there's me, in jeans, shoes and a cardigan, walking past all these people lying in the sun, smelling of sun lotion. It was a strange sensation, and shows me, I really have acclimatised to this climate here in south portugal, if I ever return to england I may die of cold!! dont think I know what real cold is anymore, anything less than 24 degrees is cool to me now.
The other thing I experienced was 'food factories'. I love going out to eat, it is my 'luxury, hobby, love' whatever you want to call it, not that I have loads of money to do it very often. But this weekend, we went out twice, a lot for us. Both restaurants were very popular and busy, the first restaurant had a very 'family feel' and was bright and comfortable, the staff attentive, but the food was only ok. The second experience, the restaurant was a bit crowded and service was a little slow and the food again was mediocre, but Im sure they are not too worried because even if a customer goes away not having their expectations met, as ours were not, there are another thousand customers behind us, hence the 'food factory' label. I will not go back to those restaurants as they are not value for money for me.