We had good fun creating acrylic canvasses for the lounge and one of the bedroom walls. One of the paintings has been entitled by my niece, rather aptly "A glass of wine too many"!
We have all three bedrooms furnished, after the Ikea debacle last time, thankfully we sourced a local second hand furniture shop in Avelar and even better the owner speaks really good english. We need only some garden furniture and a few smaller items of indoors furniture to be completed. One of the main headaches for us is to buy some shelving, or wood to make shelves for the understairs cupboard thus enabling us to create a pantry/larder - necessary as the kitchen is fairly small and lacking somewhat in cupboard space.
We caught up with some, but not all of our friends -- Carlos and Fernando (and Claudia) of course, Tomane and Barry and Julie. It was really nice to find Snr Fernando and Fatima on holiday in Mega at the same time as us. We hope to see others very soon.
We met up with Tiago, who Fernando introduced to us and who then subsequently came to the house with Tiago and translated on our behalf. Tiago is going to maintain the land for us by strimming three times a year, pruning the fruit trees and such like. We were really impressed by the way he had cut all of our logs up for us from our fallen trees. Once again, Fernando's helpfulness and kindness has amazed us, nothing is too much trouble to help us. Fernando - you are great!
It was such a different experience to when we visited in March and it was cold and damp and very very wet, this time is was just glorious and a good time was had by all.
There are plenty of photos available under the photo's tab and there will be another update soon as we are going back again very soon.