first weeks of the new year…


These first weeks of 2017 have been beautiful! Amazing sun rises and sun sets – bright sunny days and cold nights. With this great weather we have been doing lots of outside jobs – in the garden preparing beds for spring and weeding paths, and fixing fences. A real transformation has been occuring on the middle terraces where Barbara has been strimming the brambles to reveal walls and hidden trees!

This weekend is the annual “Festa das Papas” in our village, where families parade through the village with offerings of sweet porridge cake, which is blessed by the priset and then distributed to all present. But more about that in the coming post.


For now, sending love and peace for a great 2017.