It's been a while since I last blogged but I have a good excuse. I've been to Portugal! My sister has a house over there and last weekend Paul and I went over for a few days. The town we stay in has had a lot of publicity over the last couple of year, and for all the wrong reasons. Praia da Luz is the holiday resort where Madeleine McCann went missing. It must be every mother's nightmare and when you are there, walking the streets that you have seen in so many news items and stood outside the church where the cameras so often filmed her mum, it seems hard to believe that such a bad thing can happen in such a lovely place.
The weather was beautiful, and I am sure that it was the very last bit of sunbathing I will get to do this year! We had some good food (thank you to the Dolphin restaurant, another amazing meal with excellent service and atmosphere) fine wine, and generally just relaxed and chilled out. Paddled in the Atlantic, walked along the beach, got the bus into Lagos for lunch in the sunshine. This is how weekends should be spent.
'Can we do this every weekend?' Paul asked as we finished off a bottle of red wine over lunch on the terrace overlooking the pool. Sounds like a good plan to me!