The wonders of social networking sites! We facedbooked our kind friend and neighbour Snr Fernando and Fatima to see if they would be in Mega between now and December and could check with Maria Rosa, our direct neighbour about the keys and if she would be at home on Boxing Day. As luck would have it someone was stayng at Snr Fernando's house and within a day we had a reply that they had spoken to Maria Rosa and yes she will be there on Boxng Day. As always we are indebted to our Portuguese friends. We are also very glad because without the keys we would have no access to our water supply, or to the garage for logs for the fire, or be able to turn on the gas supply. Phew, what a relief! I am also so glad that I had the foresight when we visited in July to do endless trips into the forest with my niece for pine cones to use as kindling. The only down side is that our dear friends Barry and Julie will be back in the UK for Christmas/New Year.
Roy James and Susan Adcock.