Thursday, 24 July 2014

Nadine's 13th birthday

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Sunday, 20 July 2014

Mega Picnic in Leiria

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Thursday, 17 July 2014

The Top 50 Best Terraces in Lisbon | As 50 Melhores Esplanadas em Lisboa

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Sunday, 6 July 2014

Alenquer - Day 7

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Well here are our last photos taken of our packed car and us having lunch before heading off to Margem Sul :)

Alenquer - Day 6

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Day 6 – 5th July Oh dear, have just peeped out of window to heaven and I think the sun is playing up again, not a happy chappy at the moment. Have just tidied up the lounge and made breakie for everyone (they are all still in bed). It’s 7:30 so I’m taking the time to catch up on the gossip. Isn’t it funny that eventhough one is in paradise we need our social networking?  Hang in here and I’ll have more news later! We’ve had lunch and are now just lazing around till it’s time to go down to the pool. The sun heard me and came out nice and warm. Today was the day I stayed the longest in the pool, the sun was warm and it just felt great! The kids had pizza for dins and Mom and I had coffee and toast and hubby as you’ll see from the pics had a biggg chicken/meat sarmie, with the left overs from lunch. Now were off into town for coffee and just to stretch our limbs 

Alenquer - Day 5

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Day 5 – 4th July Today when I woke up and looked out of the window I was a little disappointed, the sun wasn’t as warm and bright as I’d like it to be but…. Since we only took a dip in the pool and didn’t laze around we decided to go grocery shopping. We had roast chicken, humm so delicious and had a round of pool; so far Rafa and I have drawn 2-2 ahahaha (he says it’s luck) but that’s just bad losing! We also played trivial persuit which we all love. Mom keeps her mind occupied with crossward puzzles  In the afternoon it was decided that we’d go into Torres Vedras and just look around (check-out the fotos of there lovely Parque da Varsea and then just so that we don’t forget we went for a walk around Arena Shopping  In the evening we had planed on going into town for our lekker croissants but Rafa was car sick on the way back (too many curves ek sê) so we opted to stay and have coffee and home and just laze around. Hey sun tomorrow you better sight nice n bright 

Alenquer - Day 4

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Day 4 – 3rd July Well wat a gorgeous view early in the morning, the weather is going to play nicely with us today  Just prepared breakie for everyone, Mom is showering and Rafa was the first to come looking for food  Hubby and I have just been taking out what we’re going to make for lunch (braai naturally) and what to do next? POOL of course! See you all around  Well the braai was delicious, we accompanied it with boiled patatoes and lovely ice cold fruit; papaia and melon. Afterwards we had a game of snooker and then it was off to the pool again. The water was delicious and warm. I kept on having to go in to cool off and then I’d just laze in the sun….oh what bliss  Dins we ate left-overs from lunch with chips and afterwards we went into town for coffee at A Conferaria. Enjoy the fotos!

Alenquer Day 3

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Day 3 – 2nd July Well today I woke up to some clouds and a little breeze, got breakfast ready and tidied the things a little whilst the gang still slept. We went down to the pool as the sun did appear but it wasn’t as hot as the other days and so we came inside and played games like fifa (rafa and hubby), Nadine and I played snooker (I won  ) and Mom did some crossword puzzles. I did some washing too (ja a Mom always has work) and then we had lunch. After lunch we went to the Vila of Alenquer…we went to the convento and looked for the castle but it was just some bits and pieces of the old walls. We looked around and took some pictures as can be seen below. Back at the house Rafa and hubby went cycling up the hills and I went down to the pool to sun tan a little, Nadine joined me later. Oh and I decided to clean the pool as there were lots of leaves in it as can be seen from the pics, the pool is surounded by bushes and trees. Huuby and rafa also came to join us and we just fooled around. After dins we (hubby, Rafa and I) went into town for some coffe and delicious croissants at A Calçadinha. Next we played trivial and snooker and believe be we are all very ready for bed. :=)

Alenquer - Day 2 - 1st July

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Day 2 – 1st July Well lets say that I didn’t have a very restful night as I had big fights with the pillow  eventually I decided to go and get a cushion from the lounge, but even so the bed was bloody hard  As I wasn’t happy in bed I got up early and came and look out of the sliding doors at the gorgeous views, wow how lucky we are. The weather didn’t look so great as yesterday but I’m sure it will turn out well. Made breakfast and then hubby and I went to do some grocery shopping and when we got back it was pool time again. I didn’t go into the pool but the kids did and they said the water wasn’t as warm as yesterday. Hubby prepared our braai whilst I did the other things. Now we’re resting a little, the kids are playing cards with grandma and I’m catching up on the blog…more later. Well hi again, we’ve just had another wonderful afternoon in the sun and pool, I’ve also watered the garden, and yes it deserves a meantion as this place is massive  For din dins we had the left-overs from lunch and we played snooker and cards. After our coffee we watched a movie (for me it was a rewatch), Rafa played fifa which he cannot miss  Now it’s off to bed for a desrved rest. Yeah isn’t it funny that when my Family is supposedly on holiday we seem to be so much more active 

Alenquer - Day 1 – 30th June

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Day 1 – 30th June Well the day finally arrived and we left Vale Milhaços at 10:00 on our way to Alenquer, Fiandal. When we arrived we quickly unpacked and went off for lunch. We decided to go to our usual favourite place “Bifanas da Dulce” her food is always delicious. Next we all went down to the pool to catch some sun and have fun in the pool. The weather was great and the water luke warm! In the evening we had a braai and then just played trivial, cards and generally lazed around  Here are some fotos of the views and the house.